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Thirty Five Teams in 2020

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There are currently thirty-five teams that play in the Section. They are divided among four classes that compete for Sectional championships and later, the New York State tournaments. Full Story

Harvest and USMC Sponsor Leadership Program

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This fall, Harvest Lacrosse is collaborating with the United States Marine Corps Sports Leadership Academy.

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, the U.S. Marine Corps & Harvest Lacrosse will host a FREE clinic (for ages 14-19) that will build your physical strength, lacrosse expertise, and leadership skills. The event will be from 8:30am to 4:00pm at Total Sports Experience (880 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY 14623). You will receive instruction from elite coaches and learn leadership qualities from current U.S. Marines. Event flyer is available. Full Story

Survey Results

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After opening the new view for BLaxFive.NET, we have been asking people to give us their thoughts. We have received quite a few positive reactions and a few that were not so positive. Full Story

2019 Scholar-Athlete Teams

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At the end of each sport season, the NYSPHSAA honors those teams that excel in the classroom. For lacrosse, a team must have at least eleven players who have a 90% average or better during the spring season. Full Story

Lacrosse Officials Year-End Awards

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At their "Year-End Gathering" the members of the Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association announced their annual Frank Mangione Award for Excellence award winner.

The award is given to a person who has demonstrated the highest ideals of professionalism, leadership, passion and above all, respect for the game of lacrosse at any level both on and off the field. Mangione served in many capacities within the organization for more than forty years. Full Story

Massapequa Wins Second State Title

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Massapequa won their second State Title in school history with a 10-6 win over Fairport.  The Chiefs won their first title in 2014 with a 16-2 win over Fayetteville-Manlius.  The Chiefs scored the opening two goals and led throughout the contest.  They won the first three quarters (and tied 2-2 in the fourth).   Full Story

Haller Leads Victor to Fourth State Title

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Victor won their fourth NYS Finals in five years today with a 9-7 win over John Jay.  Blue Devil’s senior goalie Liam Haller was the pillar that lifted them to their Title.  He finished with 21 saves (75%) and played one of the best games of his career in today’s matchup.  The Indians recorded 39 shots with 28 on cage (72% on cage).  Haller often faced not only the primary shot, but secondary shots from the doorstep; he was repeatedly on point and came up with multiple saves that were stellar.  Offensively, Jack LaRue (4g) and Camden Hay (3g-1a) led in scoring.  For John Jay, Jack Browne played the entire game between the pipes and recorded 2 saves.  Offensively, Dean Ford finished with 3g-1a. Full Story

Shoreham-Wading River Wins Fourth State Title

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Shoreham-Wading River won their fourth State Title with a 12-7 win over Jamesville-Dewitt.  The Wildcats offensive was led by Xavier Arline with 5g-2a.  He was demonstrative on offense with both goals and assists and set the strong offensive pacing for the Wildcats.  Overall, SWR was demonstrative on both sides of the field.  They played a strong defense that forced JD into not taking a shot or taking a bad shot.  Additionally, on offense they kept driving to the cage with multiple scoring threats not letting the Red Rams defense stop them.  In the cage for SWR, Liam Daly finished with 7 saves.  JD’s offense was led by Tanner Burns (1g-2a); defensively, in the cage, Jamison MacLachlan recorded 9 saves.  Full Story

LaFayette/Onondaga Comeback to Win in OT

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LaFayette/Onondaga came back from behind to defeat Briarcliff 9-8 in OT.  The Lancers scored the last three goals of regulation to force overtime with a little over 2 minutes left on the clock.  LaFayette, before combining with Onondaga, had previously won two State Titles (the last of which was in 2005 as a Class C school).  With their win tonight, they become the 2nd Team from Section III to win a State Title in Class D (third year with a Class D Tournament).  Leading in scoring for the Lancers was Mason Homer with 3g.  Senior Reid Jackowski finished with 2g.  He was responsible for the tying goal, as well as the game winner in overtime.  In the cage for L/O, Collin Dix recorded 12 saves.  For Briarcliff, their offense was led by Jack Ricciardi (1g-2a) and Kyle Proctor (2g-1a).  Between the pipes was Ian Leahy with 5 recorded saves. Full Story

Victor and SWR Win Fourth Titles

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Saturday: DAY IN REVIEW: Both Victor and Shoreham-Wading River won their fourth NYS Championships today at St. John Fisher College. SWR defeated Jamesville-DeWitt 12-7 and Victor beat John Jay 9-7. Fairport played a good game against Massapequa, but lost 10-6 and LaFayette/Onondaga won their title in an Overtime match with Briarcliff. Full Story

 

Other Stories of Interest

Rule Changes for 2019 Announced

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The NFHS Rules Committee has announced their list of rules changes for 2018 and have been approved by the FHHS Board of Directors.  Full Story

Lots of Coverage This Season

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As the scholastic lacrosse movement continues to grow, the opportunities for exposure also increase.
Varsity Media, a regional sports video production company, will be live streaming fifteen games this season (including three for the girls teams) on their YouTube Channel: Full Story

Canandaigua Debuts Braves Lacrosse Network

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It is hard to believe, as it seems like it was just yesterday that the Canandaigua Braves capped a Cinderella season with the winning of the New York State Championship in 2009. Full Story

SportsFive Adds a New Community Forum

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With the closing of the Laxpower.com web site by Active Sports Network last year, the lacrosse community lost another lax-oriented forum board. Full Story

2018 Season Wrap Up

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Section Five lacrosse saw some changes in teams as Greece combined four schools into the Greece Storm and Livonia joined with Avon to form the Lakers. The Rochester city schools combined to form East United. With the changes and combinations, there were thirty-five teams and 942 players. Fairport carried the largest roster with forty players and Batavia had the smallest with sixteen.  Full Story

2019 All-Americans Announced

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*+The Head Coaches of Section Five recently considered players who had been nominated for All-American and All-Academic awards. The awards, sponsored by US Lacrosse, identify some of the best players from each area around the country. Each of the Head Coaches in the section is allowed to vote on each of the awards. Full Story

 


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