- First Posted: 2019-05-30
- Updated: 2019-05-30 16:28:47
2019 All-Americans Announced
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.
The All-American award is given to excellent lacrosse players from the area. US Lacrosse allows one award for each six teams in the area but this year there were six awards available. Seventeen players were nominated. Section Five coaches require that players who are in leagues must make first team league honors in order to be considered and all, but one player made first team honors.
For the All-Academic award, an emphasis has been placed on the academic qualification of the nominees, but players were required to make first or second team if they were in a league. Where, in the past, nominees for this award were first considered for their skill on this field, this year, although skill was considered important, nominees did not need to be "All-American" quality players. Academically, nominees needed to have an average GPA of 3.7 (93%). There were also six awards available in Section Five.
In 2012, US Lacrosse added an award named for the long-time Johns Hopkins lacrosse coach and Athletic Director, Bob Scott. The annual award is given to a senior of outstanding character, good academic standing and one who demonstrates good sportsmanship and safe play. The winner from Section Five, this year, is Spencerport senior Riley Schmeer.
The coaches also made their picks for several other awards. The Coach of the year was, from Brighton, Head Coach DT Benedict. The Assistant Coach of the year was, from Canandaigua, Kyle Stanney and the Man of the Year was from, SportsFive Media, Paul Wilson.
- Sutton Boland - Victor senior defenseman - Penn State
Head Coach Jim Andre says: "Sutton Boland is the complete package with regards to being an All American. He is both an outstanding player and an outstanding person. Sutton has the rare ability to be the nicest guy in the locker room and in the school hallway, then he can be the most intense competitor on the field."
- Jack Brennan - Irondequoit senior Attackman - Maryland
Head Coach Terry Coholan says: "For a player as talented as Jack it would be easy for him to be arrogant, but he is humble and is respected by all of his teammates and our coaching staff. Jack is going to be successful in whatever he chooses."
- Joe Camp - Wayne senior Long Stick Midfielder - RIT
Head Coach Eric Carlsen says: "Joe is a truly remarkable young man. He is one of the most respected young men in our school district. He is a tremendous competitor on the field, but he is always competing in the most sportsmanlike way."
- Shawn Doran - Hilton senior Midfielder/Face Off Specialist - Mercyhurst
Head Coach Craig Lepiane says: " Shawn is the ultimate team player. He goes above and beyond what is needed, whether it is on or off the field. He is a very honest and trustworthy person and teammate."
- Conner Fingar - Penn Yan senior Midfielder - Albany
Head Coach Brian Hobart says: "Conner is an outstanding young man, captain of four varsity sports and a two-time captain of our lacrosse team. You could not find a person in any aspect of high school that does not have great things to say about this kid. He looks out for his teammates and assists them in many aspects of life."
- Jake Gallina - Pal-Mac senior Midfielder - St. John Fisher
Head Coach Joe Hill says: " Incredible young man that comes from an even better family. He spends time every week volunteering with our youth program. He is the first three-year captain in our program. He is a special person and athlete."
- Mark Belles - Canandaigua senior attackman - St. Bonaventure< /li>
- Mason Gasbarre - Fairport senior Long Stick Midfielder - Undecided
- Stevie Katz - Webster Thomas senior Defenseman - Mercyhurst
- Ryan McEvily - McQuaid Jesuit senior attack/midfielder - Undecided
- Michael Mitchell - Penfield senior Midfielder - Undecided
- Brett Olney- Irondequoit senior Goaltender - Undecided