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April 15, 2014

Nike/US Lacrosse Northeast Region Report

by Will Cleveland | LaxMagazine.com

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Player of the Week 

Bradley Voigt, Penn Yann (N.Y.)

The lefty midfielder, who is headed to Syracuse, finished with 10 goals on 10 shots and added three assists in a 19-3 win over Honeoye Falls-Lima (N.Y.) on April 5. He followed that up with five goals and six assists in a 19-0 win over Livonia (N.Y.). Voigt totaled two goals and four assists to help the Mustangs (4-0) to an impressive 18-4 win over Section III power Carthage (N.Y.). In that Carthage win, the Mustangs led 16-0 at halftime. Fellow senior attackman Rion Davison (Hartford) added seven goals and an assist against Carthage. Voigt has 20 goals and 16 assists this season. He has 327 points (199 goals, 128 assists) in his five-year varsity career.

Also Notable: Gerald Arceri, Smithtown East (N.Y.); Henry Gillespie, Darien (Conn.); Nick Testa, Niskayuna (N.Y.).

Game of the Week

Garden City (N.Y.) vs. St. Paul's (Md.), April 17

The two traditional powerhouses have not met since 2012. Garden City emerged with a 9-6 win in that meeting. In that game, current Harvard standout Devin Dwyer finished with one goal and three assists, while current Virginia goalie Dan Marino recorded 12 saves. The Trojans have won five straight since losing the second game of the year to current No. 1 Smithtown West (N.Y.). The Crusaders have played one of the toughest schedules in the country, including Hill Academy (Ontario), Georgetown Prep (D.C.), and McDonogh (Md.). St. Paul's is coming off its most impressive win of the season, a 12-9 win over McDonogh last week.

Northeast Region Top 10

1. Chaminade (N.Y.), 5-0
It was a quiet week for the Flyers, but they did post a 10-5 win over Manhasset. In that game, Jack Brennan finished with three goals as seven total players scored for Chaminade. Matthew Isnardi recorded 12 saves for the win. Chaminade faces a big week with games against Iona Prep (N.Y.) and Bergen Catholic (N.J.).

2. Smithtown West (N.Y.), 8-0
The Bulls' trains continued to roll as it cruised to a pair of wins over Patchogue-Medford (N.Y.) and Sachem North (N.Y.). Penn State-bound Ryan Keenan had four goals and six assists to power the Bulls to a 12-5 win over Patchogue-Medford. Keenan finished with two goals and four assists and Sean Adler added three goals to lead the Bulls to a 10-5 win over Sachem North.

3. Garden City (N.Y.), 6-1
The Trojans posted a 15-1 win over Plainedge (N.Y.) and followed with a 4-2 victory against Bronxville (N.Y.). Freshman JP Basile tallied a game-high four goals in the Plainedge win. Kieran Byrnes (Villanova) added two goals and one assist. Garden City faces both St. Paul's (Md.) and Ridgefield (Conn.) in a challenging week.

4. Darien (Conn.), 2-0
The Blue Wave opened its season with a 22-0 win over Trinity Catholic (Conn.) and an impressive 8-7 win against Albany-area power Niskayuna (N.Y.). Darien built a 4-0 lead in the first seven minutes, but the Silver Warriors rebounded to tie the game at 6-6 at halftime. Henry Gillesepie scored a man-up goal with 5:41 left to break a 7-7 tie for Darien. Senior goalie Phill Huffard (Yale) recorded 11 saves for the win. Jack Kniffin and Gillespie each finished with two goals and one assist for Darien. Darien faces Fairfield-Ludlowe (Conn.) and Manhasset (N.Y.) this week.

5. Fordham Prep (N.Y.), 4-1
The Rams went 2-0 last week, posting wins over Monsignor Farrell (N.Y.) and Mount St. Michael (N.Y.). Fordham Prep beat Monsignor Farrell, 17-2, and then defeated Mount St. Michael, 15-0. Kevin Sohr combined for seven goals and four assists in the two weeks, including a season-high seven points in the Mount St. Michael win. Andrew Abbattista totaled three goals and four assists in the wins. The Rams face Iona Prep (N.Y.) and Holy Trinity (N.Y.) this week.

6. Massapequa (N.Y.), 6-2
Massapequa went 2-0 last week as it defeated Port Washington (N.Y.) 11-8 and Farmingdale (N.Y.) 12-6. Ian Kirby (Towson) finished with four goals and an assist and Craig Berge (Georgetown) added one goal and four assists in the Port Washington win. Paul Dilena totaled four goals and an assist and Kirby chipped in three goals and two assists to lead the Chiefs over Farmingdale. The Chiefs play at Wantagh (N.Y.) this week.

7. Niskayuna (N.Y.), 4-1
The Silver Warriors cruised to a 14-3 win over Shaker (N.Y.) and an 18-5 win over Guilderland (N.Y.). Darien (Conn.) dropped Niskayuna, 8-7, in one of the best games of the early season. Junior goalie Nick Testa, a first-year varsity starter, recorded 18 saves for the Silver Warriors. Andrew Pugliese won 15 of 20 draws and Michael D'Amario (Virginia) finished with two goals and one assist for Niskayuna. Ryan Lawson chipped in three goals. D'Amario totaled 13 goals and two assists in the three wins.

8. East Syracuse-Minoa (N.Y.), 6-0
The Spartans went 2-0 last week with wins over Cortland (N.Y.) and Whitesboro (N.Y.) by a combined score of 30-8.

9. Bishop Timon-St. Jude (N.Y.), 4-1
The Tigers dropped their first game of the year, a 16-3 loss to No. 2 Culver Academy on Saturday. They get a chance to get back in the win column with a Thursday meeting against No. 1 Boys' Latin.

10. Manhasset (N.Y.), 3-3
The Indians went 1-1 last week, earning a 7-3 win over Seaford and dropping a 10-5 decision to Chaminade. Charlie Malhame finished with four goals and JP Young stopped 13 shot to lead Manhasset in the Seaford win. Five different Manhasset players scored in the Chaminade loss. Manhasset faces John Jay-Cross River (N.Y.) and Darien (Conn.) this week.

Notes

Eighth-year Irondequoit lacrosse coach Craig Whipple resigned last week, just hours before his team was slated to face Victor (N.Y.). The Eagles ultimately lost that game 7-6. Whipple won four Section V titles in eight seasons. The Eagles are undoubtedly rebuilding after graduating a core of seniors, including current Virginia standout Greg Coholan, that led them to the Class B state semifinals in 2012. Citing philosophical differences, Whipple, a former standout at Irondequoit and RIT, decided to walk away. Most of Irondequoit's best players this season are sophomores and freshman. That includes sophomore attackman Daniel Doktor, who is the younger brother of current Penn attackman Nick Docktor. JV coach Mark Lovett has taken over head-coaching duties for the Eagles.

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Despite losing 16-3 to highly-regarded Culver Academy (Ind.) last week, Buffalo-area school Bishop Timon St. Jude (N.Y.) has stamped itself as one of the top programs in Western New York. The Tigers have an opportunity to make a big statement this week when they play at top-ranked Boys' Latin (Md.) on Thursday. There is also a game looming later in the season against Hill Academy (Ontario). The Tigers have a ton of talent, including senior attackman Adam DiMillo, a Maryland recruit, and senior attackman Connor Fields, who is headed to Albany.

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Cazenovia (N.Y.) who defeated Bronxville (N.Y.) in last year's Class C state title game, continue an impressive early-season run that is showing themselves to be (along with East Syracuse-Minoa) one of the strongest teams in the Syracuse area. Despite losing All-American Connor Cannizzaro (Maryland) to graduation, the Lakers offense has continued to score goals in bunches. The Lakers have allowed 15 goals in six games, while scoring at least 13 in every contest. Cazenovia posted 15-0 win over Tully (N.Y.) and a 19-0 win over Bishop Ludden (N.Y.) last week. The Lakers play at Westhill (N.Y.) this week.

Check back to LaxMagazine.com every Tuesday throughout the high school season for updates to the Nike/US Lacrosse Regional Boys' Top 10 rankings and the Nike/US Lacrosse National Boys' Top 25.

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