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2023 Season Wrap Up

There were thirty teams playing Varsity Girls Lacrosse in Section V. Bishop Kearney scheduled nine games but elected to forgo the tournament at the end of the season. There were 674 players on the final rosters. Irondequoit and Mercy carried the largest roster with twenty-seven players and Eastridge with the smallest with fifteen. 

Victor ChampsThere were four classes for the sectional tournaments. Rush-Henrietta (A), Canandaigua (B), and Pal-Mac (C) and Penn Yan were the top seeded teams, but only Penn Yan became a champion.

Second seeded Fairport had a 6-5 win against Rush-Henrietta, second seeded Victor won their game against fourth seeded Irondequoit 8-6. Third seeded Honeoye Falls-Lima won their Championship with a 15-6 win over Pal-Mac. Penn Yan had a 12-4 win over second seeded Waterloo-Marcus Whitman.

The teams were able to play a full season again in 2023. The first game was played on March 24th when Penfield beat Churchville-Chili 17-1. The last regular season game was played on May 18th when Eastridge  defeated Gates Chili 10-2 and Mercy defeated Schroeder 14-8.

The 255 regular season games were played and the 96 league games determined the league championships.

Fairport Champs

At the end of the year, the Section V Head Coaches selected the post-season award winners including their All-League players. Then they selected six USA Lacrosse All-Americans and five All-Academics. Named All-Americans were Maeve Brennan (Irondequoit), Natalie Disanto (Waterloo-Marcus Whitman), Molly Guzik (Spencerport), Avery Roberts (Rush-Henrietta), and Jaelyne Twomey (Fairport).

Named All-Academics were Ellie Bergin (Pittsford), Madeleine Fitzgerald (Mercy), Kelly Kohberger (Mynderse-Romulus), Elise Murphy (Brighton, and Clare Ruff (Honeoye Falls-Lima).

Fairport Head Coach Mara Karpp was named Coach of the Year from Section V and the Jackie Pitts Award winner was Marlee Green from Honeoye Falls-Lima.

Victor Champs

After the regular season, the Section V tournaments were conducted. Fairport (Class A), Victor (Class B), HF-L (Class C) and Penn Yan (Class D) were the Sectional Champions in 2023.

The New York State Tournaments were back in full swing and sectional champions went on to play Section VI champions in the Western Regionals (quarter finals).

In Class A, Fairport beat Lancaster (18-8) and then defeated Suffern (Section I) 8-7, taking them to finals where they became NYS Champions with a 10-9 win over Massapequa (Sect VIII).HFL Champs

In Class B, Victor beat Clarence (Section VI) with a score of 16-2. They then beat Bethlehem Central (Section II) 18-5 and defeated Garden City (Section VIII) 8-6 to win their Class B NYS Championship. In Class C, Honeoye Falls-Lima won their game against Lake Shore of Section VI 22-9 and but then lost to John Jay (Section 1) with a score of 10-8 in the semifinals. Penn Yan beat Eden (Section VI) 17-3 before losing to Bronxville (Section I) 18-8 in the semifinals.

At the end of the season at least fifty seniors who have made college commitments. They will become part of almost three hundred players from Section V who are currently playing at all college levels.

    Section V Tournament
Section Five Brackets
Sat - Out brackets Mon = Quarters & Tue - Quarters
Wed - D/A Semis Thu - C/B Semis
Tue - D/A Championships Wed - C/B Championships
Sat - NYS Western Regionals Fri - NYS Semifinals
  Sat - NYS Championships
    Year End Awards
All Americans/Academics All League Awards

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2023 All League Awards

The annual All-League Awards have been posted and are available on the player pages as well as the awards page.

The Finger Lakes League awarded first team awards to Corinne Barden, Stella Del Papa, Reagan Diehl, Allie Good, Kelly Kohberger, Maci Mueller, Clare  Boesel, Brianna Cronberger, Aubriana Green, Natalie Disanto, Teagan Hudak, Maihue Miranda-Wiltberger, Taylor Mullins, Mikayla Myer,  and Molly Seither.

The Attack Player of the Year was Reagan Diehl from Pal-Mac. The Defender Player of the Year was Aubriana Green from Penn Yan. The Midfield Player of the Year was Natalie Disanto from Waterloo-Marcus Whitman. The Finger Lakes Player of the Year was Bailey Cooper from Penn Yan. The Head Coach of the Year was Chris Hansen (Penn Yan). The Finger Lakes nominee for All-American was Natalie DiSanto and the nominee for All-Academic was Kelly Kohlbereger.

The Monroe County League awarded first team D-1 awards to Ellie Bergin, Lena Cox, Ava Dossier, Dylan Madigan, Elise Murphy, Allie Pisano, and Peyton Rothfuss in attack. In defense awards were given to Maryn Savage and Ryann Savage . First team goalie awards went to Angelia Oechsle and Jaelyne Twomey. Midfield award winners were Emma Alexander, Paige Glantz, Lily Kondas, Devin Livingston, Katie Mallaber, Lilly Mattucci, Ireland Mistretta, Ava Peers, Ella Peers, Ashlyn Roberts, Avery Roberts, and Catrina Rowe. The D1 Defensive Player of The Year was Jaelyne Twomey (Fairport). The D1 Offensive Player of The Year was Avery Roberts (Rush-Henrietta) and the Coach of the Year was Jim DeWald (Rush-Henrietta).

The Monroe County League awarded first team D-2 awards to Maeve Brennan, Hanna Davis, Koehler Nieman, and Addison Schaeffer in attack. Caroline Lyttle and Alexia Smalline were picked for defense.  First team goalie awards went to Melody Gaudio and Mikayla Mellenthine. Midfield award winners were Zoe Baase, Kennedi Landrigan, Molly Guzik, Paige Kidd, Alyssa Nichols, Clare Ruff, and Liv Schorr. The D2 Defensive Player of The Year was Molly Guzik (Spencerport). The D2 Offensive Player of The Year was Maeve Brennan (Irondequoit) and the Coach of the Year was Mike Butler (Irondequoit).

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Fairport and Victor are Champions

DAY IN REVIEW: SATURDAY - Both Victor and Fairport won their NYSPHSAA Championships at Hofstra University today. For Fairport it was their first title as they won in double overtime, It was a repeat for Victor who won in 2022.

Victor Champ


VICTOR
-8 at GARDEN CITY-6 in a NYS Class B Championship game - After a 3-3 first half, Garden City scored first, giving them a short-lived lead, when junior Devin Livingston tied the game and set the victory in motion. Victor scored four more to put the Blue Devils up 8-4. Due to the excitement, there were no stats available by Sunday morning. When they arrive, they appear in the box score.

According to other sources, scoring for Victor were Devin Livingston (4g-1a), Allie Pisano (2g-2a), Julia Bruno (1g-1a), and Morgan Livingston (1g). Maggie Allen was credited with 5 saves.

Scoring for Garden City: Kyle Finnell (4g), Maureen Arendt (1g-1a), Arcangela Haffner (1g), and Kate Gaven (1a). In the goal: Niamh Pfaff (5svs).     [ BOX SCORE

Victor Champ


MASSAPEQUA-9 at FAIRPORT-10 in a Double Overtime Class A NYS Championship game - After a 5-3 first half the Red Raiders saw a 7-4 lead in the second half, when Massapequa scored three goals in less than a minute to tie the game. After a back and forth scoring and with less than a minute in regulation Fairport goalie Jaelyne Twomey game up with a big save and the teams entered overtime. With no scoring in the first OT, Lily Kondas took a feed from Katie Mallaber driving from behind the goal for the game winner. It is Fairport's first NYS Championship in girls' lacrosse. Due to the excitement, there were no stats available by Sunday morning. When they arrive, they appear in the box score.

According to other sources, scoring for Fairport were Ella Peers (4g), Lily Kondas (4g), Katherine Mallaber (1g-2a) and Ellie Miller (1g), In the goal: Jaelyne Twomey (19 svs).

Scoring for Massapequa: Ashley Mellilo (3g), Jessica Giller (1g-2a), Joely Caramelli (3g), Bridget Valentine (1g-1a), Allison Petrullo (1a), Ellen Leisen (1a), and Caitlyn Dorman (1g). In the goal, Christina Fradella (6 svs).     [ BOX SCORE

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Fairport and Victor Move On to Championship Day

DAY IN REVIEW: FRIDAY - Fairport and Victor both punched their tickets to the Championship round on Saturday. The Red Raiders beat Suffern 8-7 and the Blue Devils had an 18-5 win against Bethlehem. HF-L fell to John Jay and Penn Yan lost to Bronxville.

SUFFERN-7 at FAIRPORT-8 in a NYS Semifinal game - Fairport built an early 4-0 lead and hung on for the victory.  With the win, the Red Raiders move on to face Massapequa (VIII) for the class A title at 2 p.m. on Sunday at SUNY Cortland.  There were no statistics reported from Fairport (18-2) at post time.    [ BOX SCORE

BETHLEHEM-5 at VICTOR-18 in a NYS Semifinal game - For the defending class B champion Blue Devils, it was their eleventh win in a row, earning them a spot in the class B final where they will meet Garden City (VIII) at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at SUNY Cortland.  There were no statistics reported from Victor (16-4) at post time.     [ BOX SCORE

JOHN JAY-10 at HONEOYE FALLS-LIMA-8 in a NYS Semifinal game - After falling behind 9-4 in the first half, the Cougars rallied but fell short in their bid to advance to the class C title game.  Leading the scoring for Honeoye Falls-Lima were Shaye Angelo (4g), Paige Kidd (1g/2a), and Clare Ruff (2g/1a).  Goaltender Lily Brady turned away nine shots.  The Cougars completed yet another successful season with a record of 13-8.     [ BOX SCORE

BRONXVILLE-18 at PENN YAN-8 in a NYS Semifinal game - Penn Yan fought hard but was unable to overcome the section 1 powerhouse and defending class D champions from Bronxville.  Taylor Mullins (2g/1a), Corinne Barden (2a), Maihue Miranda-Wiltberger (2g/1a), Bailey Cooper (3g/1a), and Makenna Mullins (1g) supplied the scoring for the Mustangs, who concluded their season with a record of 15-5.     [ BOX SCORE

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Next Up: Championships - Semi-finals

Next up for the Section V Champions are the NYS Semi-finals, which will be held two different venues in the Cortland Area. Classes B and C will play at SUNY Cortland (White Field). Classes A and D will be held at Cortland High School.

TIME CLASS HOME
(Section V)
AWAY

LOCATION TICKETS *
TV ($)
3:00 PM A   Fairport
(17-2)
  Suffern (Sect I)
(13-6)
Cortland HS GoFan NFHS
11:00 AM B   Victor
(15-4)
Bethleham (Sect II)
(16-3)
SUNY White GoFan NFHS
3:00 PM C   HFL
(13-7)
John Jay (Sect I)
(18-2)
SUNY White GoFan NFHS
11:00 AM D   Penn Yan
(15-4)
  Bronxville (Sect I)
(14-7)
Cortland HS GoFan NFHS


The New York State Brackets are available on the NYSPHSAA website.

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Saturday: Clean Sweep of Westerns

DAY IN REVIEW: SATURDAY - Section V teams won all four games today at Clarence High School and they will advance to the semi-finals on Championship Weekend at Cortland on June 9th.

HONEOYE FALLS-LIMA-22 at LAKE SHORE-9 in a NYS Quarterfinal game -  Seven different players scored in the game where the Cougars scored sixteen goals in the first half and six more in the second. Freshman attacker Shaye Angelo (3g-3a) and senior midfielder Clare Ruff (6g) led the team in scoring. Senior defensive midfielder Marlee Green (1g) reached her 50th goal and freshman defender Anna DeClerck scored her first Varsity goal in the game. There was no information available for Lake Shore at post-time.     [ BOX SCORE

PENN YAN-17 at EDEN-3 in a NYS Quarterfinal game - With the win, the Mustangs advance to the State semifinals for the first time since 2006.  Leading the scoring for Penn Yan (15-4) were Corinne Barden (2g/2a), Taylor Mullins (1g/3a), Maihue Miranda-Wiltberger (4g), Gianna Voigt (1g/3a), and Bailey Cooper (6g/2a).  On Friday, the Mustangs will play Bronxville (I), last year's class D champs, at 11 a.m. at Cortland High School. There was no information available for Eden at post-time.    [ BOX SCORE

FAIRPORT-18 at LANCASTER-8 in a NYS Quarterfinal game - Eight players scored for Fairport (17-2), including Makayla Keys (3g/3a), Lily Kondas (4g), and Katie Mallaber (2g/1a), who achieved a career milestone with her 100th career goal.  The win was Fairport's sixth in a row.  The Red Raiders move on to face Suffern (I) Friday in the State semifinals at 3 p.m. at Cortland High School. There was no information available for Lancaster at post-time.    [ BOX SCORE

VICTOR-16 at CLARENCE-2 in a NYS Quarterfinal game - There was no information from either team at post-time.     [ BOX SCORE

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Victor in 4 OT and HFL in Regulation

DAY IN REVIEW: WEDNESDAY - The last two Champions were crowned tonight as HFL won their title with at 15-6 win over Pal-Mac and Victor defeated Irondequoit 8-7 in the fourth overtime paeriod.

Pal-Mac vs HFLHONEOYE FALLS-LIMA-15 at PAL-MAC-6 in a Sect V Championship game - The Lady Cougars outscored Pal-Mac 6-2 in the first half and then outscored them 9-4 after the break. Leading the scoring for Honeoye Falls-Lima (12-7) were junior attacker Camryn Trybuskiewicz (2g-3a), freshman attacker Shaye Angelo (3g-1a), and senior midfielder Clare Ruff (2g-1a). In the goal for Honeoye Falls-Lima was junior Lily Brady with 6s/4ga = 60% (50 mins).

Scoring for Pal-Mac (14-5) were junior Reagan Diehl (2g-1a), freshman Teagan Hudak (2g), Anna Priebe (1g), and senior midfielder Molly Seither (1g).    [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery.

IRONDEQUOIT-7 vs VICTOR-8 in a Sect V Championship game: The game took four overtime periods to give Victor the championship. There was no reports from either team.      [ BOX SCORE

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Fairport Wins Class A in OT - Penn Yan Wins in Class D

DAY IN REVIEW: TUESDAY - The first day of the Section V championships ended today with an Overtime win for Fairport and a 12-4 win for Penn Yan.

Waterloo vs Penn YanFAIRPORT-6 at RUSH-HENRIETTA-5 in a Sect V Championship game - Ella Peers (2g) scored an unassisted goal with four seconds remaining in the first three-minute overtime period to give Fairport (16-2) its first sectional title since 2009.  Makayla Keys (1g/1a) scored the goal for the Red Raiders that sent the game into overtime.  Ellie Miller chipped in two goals for Fairport, while tournament MVP Jaelyne Twomey (12s) and the Red Raiders' stifling defense helped to keep Rush-Henrietta's high-powered attack at bay.  Seniors Avery Roberts (3g) and Lena Cox (2g) accounted for all the scoring for the Royal Comets, who finished their season with a record of 16-2.  The Red Raiders advance to the Regionals where they will play Lancaster (VI) Saturday afternoon at Clarence High School.     [ BOX SCORE

Waterloo vs Penn YanWATERLOO-MARCUS WHITMAN-4 at PENN YAN-12 in a Sect V Championship game - After a 5-3 first half, the Mustangs outscored Waterloo-MW 7-1 in the last half to win their ninth title, and first since 2006. Leading the scoring for Penn Yan (14-4) were sophomore midfielder Maihue Miranda-Wiltberger (3g), sophomore attacker Corinne Barden (1g-1a), junior midfielder Taylor Mullins (2a), freshman midfielder Bailey Cooper (2g), and freshman attacker Gianna Voigt (1g). Wiltberger reached her 50th goal with her 3 goals (now 50g). In the goal for Penn Yan was sophomore Marion Wheeler with 5s/4ga = 56% (50 mins).

Scoring for Waterloo-Marcus Whitman (11-6) were senior midfielder Natalie Disanto (2g), freshman midfielder Maci Mueller (1g-1a), and junior midfielder Giana Delucia (1g).    [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery.

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