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USA Lacrosse All-Americans and All-Academics


USA Lacrosse has approved our nominees for their awards.

USA LacrosseThe Head Coaches of Section V considered players who had been nominated for All-American and All-Academic awards. The awards 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 selections from our area were then submitted to the USA Lacrosse for final approval.

The All-American awards are given to excellent lacrosse players from the area. The national program allows one award for each six teams in the area but this year there were six awards available. Twenty-two players were nominated. Section Five coaches require that players who are in leagues must make first team league honors in order to be considered.

For the All-Academic award, an emphasis has been placed on the academic qualification of the nominees, but players were required to be assets for their teams. 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. Bill ButtaroAcademically, nominees needed to have an average GPA of 3.7 (on a 4.0 scale). There were also six awards available in Section V and there were fifteen nominees. Some players were nominated for both awards and in the end five were selected.

The Head Coaches also selected a USA Lacrosse Coach of the Year for NYS Section V. This year the coaches selected John Schembri, who has been the Head Coach at Penfield since 2009. The Patriots were 12-7 this year and advanced to the Sectional Finals. They have been to the finals five times under Coach Schembri and have won twice.

Adam SchembriIn 2012, USA 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 V, this year, is Penfield senior Adam Schembri.

His father, Head Coach, John Schembri says, "Adam has played with the top level of club and select team players in both Lacrosse and Football. Above is a list of those accomplishments, however, beyond accolades I could not be prouder of the way he conducts himself on the field, within the school and in our community.

2023 All-Americans

  • AngeloDrew Angelo- Honeoye Falls-Lima senior face-off midfielder - Syracuse
    Head Coach Eric Goodberlet says: "Drew is the most motivated, hardest working player I have coached from the standpoint that his success didn't come easy to him. I have had the pleasure of witnessing his dedication to work and focus on his craft since 4th grade in order to get to where he is today. Through his commitment to improve, his intense work ethic, and year round training, he has developed into a dominant Section V face-off specialist with over 1,000 face-off wins." 

  • BucciarelliJonathan Bucciarelli - Greece Storm senior goalie - Jacksonville
    Head Coach Shane Cole says: "Jonathan is a great teammate and an even better student and person. He cares about his team`s success and he puts in the extra time everyday to get better. He is a third-year captain who leads by example and sets the tempo for the team. His lacrosse stats consist of 61 saves and 49 goals against in 2021 (56%), 257 saves and 206 goals against in 2022 (56 %), 227 saves and 145 goals against in 2023 (61%). He is currently at 188 saves and 104 goals against this 2024 season. He has reached a career milestone of over 700 career saves (733)." 

  • CarrierJonah Carrier - Irondequoit senior face-off midfielder - Maryland
    Head Coach Aaron Bottazzo says: "Jonah has been playing at a high level on varsity for the past four seasons. Jonah is one of the top face off men as well as one of the top offensive players on the field at any given time. His skill set is uncommon and comes around once in a great while. He is an exceptional player and an even better person who has taken huge steps as a leader and in his maturity over the past four seasons. I can't think of a more deserving All-American candidate than Jonah Carrier." 

  • HerendeenJack Herendeen - Victor senior attackman - Cornell
    Head Coach Dan Stone says: "Jack is truly an ambassador of the game, not only within the Victor community, but everywhere the game has taken him. It begins close to home as he maintained high honor roll achievements while participating in athletics and a variety of trainings to improve his skill set and physical attributes, maintaining family obligations, and being a mentor and example for peers and those younger than him. Jack is well-known on and off the field and treats everyone with kindness, care, and compassion, and a humble demeanor. Over the course of his four-year Varsity career, Jack has been exceptional in a variety of ways. As a freshman in 2021 who was pulled up late in the season, he accounted for 16% of our offensive production. As a sophomore, his contributions made up 30% of the season's offensive production. In 2023, Jack was responsible for 28% of the team's offensive production. For his senior campaign, Jack was given a monumental task of doing even more for the team in the wake of graduating 21 seniors from the year before. Jack has saved his best for last, having produced 32% of our offense in 2024." 

  • HoestereyKeagan Hoesterey - Pal-Mac senior attack/midfielder - Uncommitted
    Head Coach Joe Hill says: "Keagan is the leading scorer in Section V this season, demonstrating his exceptional skill and dedication on the field. His impressive assist total reflects his commitment to mentoring our younger players and teaching them to play the game the right way. Keagan was thrilled to learn that many of the talented young players on our team would be playing varsity this year, and his ability to seamlessly integrate with our lineup, which includes four freshmen and an eighth grader in the starting lineup, is remarkable."

  • PerrymanChase Perryman - Honeoye Falls senior attackman - St. Bonaventure
    Head Coach Eric Goodberlet says: "Chase Perryman is a natural born competitor. He displays gratitude for the game, the opponents, his teammates, his coaches and his community. He carries himself with dignity and honor. He relishes competition and looks forward to the challenge of facing the best defenders on opposing teams. His calm composure strengthens the faith his teammates have in him. He has the ability to reassure his teammates in high pressure situations and can reclaim control of a game. Only very special people can do this. His selflessness can be seen in each and every one of his assists. Chase Perryman has been a cornerstone in the growing success of the HFL lacrosse program."

2023 All-Academics

  • AskinJeremy Askin - Geneva senior midfielder - St. Bonaventure
    Head Coach Jeff Dunham says: "Jeremy is a great lacrosse player and an excellent young man. Jeremy holds down a 97% average while taking a variety of advanced, college level courses. He is also a devoted member of several school clubs and organizations, including the National Honor Society and Link Crew. He serves as a peer mentor to a number of freshmen at Geneva High School and is an active volunteer in our youth lacrosse program. Unlike many teams, we don`t have a viable #2 option at the position so Jeremy has taken over 95% of our faceoffs this year. In addition to his giant workload at the faceoff X, Jeremy is also one of our top scorers with 39 points so far this season. Jeremy is a tremendous all-around lacrosse player." 

  • CookBen Cook - Honeoye Falls-Lima senior defenseman - RIT
    Head Coach Eric Goodberlet says: "Ben Cook is responsible, fair, and caring. He is a great citizen and not only lives by compliance with laws, rules and regulations, he expects that of his teammates as well. His loyalty, commitment and work ethic are of the highest quality. On the field he is our best individual cover defender. He always guards the best attackman on the opposing team. He is our vocal leader on the field. He is always the first one in the locker room and the last one to leave. His lacrosse IQ and overall analysis of his opponent was and is an asset to our team. We have continued to get better and better this season, week by week with his leadership."

  • DeRosaAnthony DeRosa - Webster Schroeder senior midfielder - RIT
    Head Coach Don Manard says, "Anthony has been a two-year captain for the Schroeder lacrosse team as well as a captain in the football and basketball teams the last two seasons. Anthony is always helping out younger players develop as he put together a wall ball routine for the team to do prior to practice. A true leader not only in the class room but on the field. He is that guy who wants the ball when the game is on the line and will leave it all on the field until his tank is empty. He does the same in the classroom with 98 average and is graduating cum laude this spring. "

  • GarrowAlex Garrow - Wayne senior midfielder - Nazareth
    Head Coach John Hanss says, "Alex is a tremendous young man. He is a natural born leader. He has excelled at the varsity level in multiple sports for his entire high school career, but most notably in lacrosse. As a very goal oriented young man, he strives to meet them but does not put himself over the team. This year, his senior season, he has seen one of his teammates reach and exceed the 100-goal mark. Close to the milestone himself, he has cheered for and supported his teammates but on the field he is looking to move the ball and assist on goals rather than trying to do to much in attempts to score goals for his own personal accolades."

  • RyanCam Ryan - Victor senior defenseman - Syracuse
    Head Coach Dan Stone says, "Cam Ryan is a student-athlete any coach would welcome to his program. He is a three-sport team captain who has helped his team's achieve considerable success through his "We>Me" mentality. Cam is a three-time Sectional Champion (basketball 2x, lacrosse 1x) a State Finalist in lacrosse, and a State Champion in basketball. His efforts have earned him 2nd Team All-County honors in basketball and lacrosse, and First Team recognition in football, all with limited time through his junior and senior seasons. At this time next year Cam will be competing for the Syracuse Orange Men's Lacrosse team."

  • SchembriAdam Schembri - Penfield senior midfielder - Mercyhurst
    Head Coach John Schembri says, "He truly is a special young man. As a coach you ask your players to leave the program better than when they arrived, and Adam has done that in every way possible while being a dominant force on the field. I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to coach a young man with the character, integrity, grit, tenacity and humility that he displays, and I am even more proud that I get to call him my son."