2022 Season Wrap Up
Bishop Kearney scheduled twelve games but dropped out just before the tournaments at the end of the season. There were 870 players on the final rosters, down five players from 2021. Rush-Henrietta and Victor carried the largest roster with thirty-seven players and Batavia-Notre Dame had the smallest with thirteen.
There were four classes for the sectional tournaments. Pal-Mac was the only top seed to win their championship, but the seeding system picked the final four in all four tournaments. Fairport (#3) beat Pittsford (#1) 8-3 in Class A, Canandaigua (#4) beat Irondequoit (#2) 7-3 in Class B, Pal-Mac (#1) defeated HF-L (#3) 8-5 in Class C, and Penn Yan (#2) won their 36th title when they beat Livonia-Avon (#1) 8-6.
It was back to "normal" after no season in 2020 and a short season in 2021. The first game was played on March 24th when HF-L beat Haverling 10-9. The last regular season game was played when East United-Eastridge beat Batavia-Notre Dame on April 21st.
The 300 regular season games were played and the 129 league games determined the league championships. In Monroe County-D-1 it was Fairport (4-0). In MC-2, Victor (6-0) took the championship and in MC-3 Irondequoit (10-0) was on top. Pal-Mac (10-0) won the Finger Lakes title and in the GRALL, Livonia-Avon (6-0) was the Champion.
At the end of the year, the Section V Head Coaches selected the post-season award winners including their All-League players. Then, after reviews of over twenty-nine nominations, they selected six USA Lacrosse All-Americans and six All-Academics. Named All-Americans were Eli Adams (Thomas), Noah Gibson (Irondequoit), Thomas Gravino (Victor), Nick Hauman (Schroeder), Quinn Nolan (Pal-Mac), and Eric Platten (Canandaigua) who won for the second time.
Named All-Academics were Brady Comella (Canandaigua), Curtis Denison (Geneva), Griffin Emerson (Penn Yan), Louie Germain (Victor), Hunter Smith (McQuaid Jesuit), and Mike Valent (Rush-Henrietta).
Wayne Head Coach Eric Carlsen was named Coach of the Year from Section V and the Bob Scott Award winner was Noah Gibson from Irondequoit.
The Monroe County Division 1 Player of the Year was Charlie DeBiase (Pittsford). Eric Platten (Canandaigua) was the Division 2 Player of the Year and Noah Gibson (Irondequoit) was Division 3 Player of the Year. Nominees for the Bob Scott Award were Sean Smith (Penfield) and Kyle Gould (Fairport) and the Section V and USA Lacrosse Bob Scott Award winner was Noah Gibson (Irondequoit).
The Monroe County Coaches of the Year were Tom MacMillan (Rush-Henrietta - MC1), Dan Stone (Victor) in MC2, and Aaron Bottazzo (Irondequoit).
Assistant Coaches of the Years were Sean Doyle and Tim Byrnes from Hilton (d-1), Eric Fisher from Irondequoit (d-3), and Jerry Dawes from Penfield (d-2).
John Isaac (Shootout for Soldiers) was named MC-d2 Man of the Year and Kenneth Edwards (East United-Eastridge) was named MC-d3 Man of the Year.
The Finger Lakes Players of the Year were faceoff specialist and midfielder Quinn Nolan (Pal-Mac), attackman Curtis Denison (Geneva), defenseman Robert Kinslow (Pal-Mac) and goalie Griffin Emerson (Penn Yan).
Among the awards from the Greater Rochester Area Lacrosse League (GRALL), was Player of the Year senior attackman Jamie O`Neil.
Their Coach of the Year was John Sciera (Livonia-Avon), the Assistant Coach of the Year was Mark Rumfola (Livonia-Avon) and the Man of the Year was Ken DiDomineck (Haverling).
Fairport (Class A), Gates Chili (Class B), Honeoye Falls-Lima (Class C) and Gananda (Class D) were awarded the Steve Morgan Sportsmanship Awards by the Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association.
After the regular season, the Section V tournaments were conducted. Fairport (Class A), Canandaigua (Class B), Pal-Mac (Class C) and Penn Yan (Class D) were the Sectional Champions in 2022.
There were All-Tournament Teams this year (after a one-year absence) and there were MVPs for each class. Selected as MVPs for classes A, B, C and D were Joey Giggie (Fairport), Jaxon Grant (Canandaigua), Will Nichols (Pal-Mac) and Teagen Fingar (Penn Yan).
The SportsFive/Section V Players of the Year were faceoff specialist Quinn Nolan (Pal-Mac) in offense and Eric Platten (Canandaigua) in defense. The Sportsman of the Year was Curtis Denison (Geneva).
After a two-year absence, the New York State Tournaments were back and sectional champions went on to play Section VI champions in the Western Regionals (quarter finals). In Class A, Fairport beat Clarence and then lost to Baldwinsville in the semifinals. In Class B, Canandaigua Beat Hamburg, and then West Genesee to reach the finals where they fell to Garden City. In Class C, Pal-Mac lost to Lake Shore in Buffalo and Class D, Penn Yan lost to Akron.
At the end of the season at least forty-nine seniors have made college commitments. They will become part of over three hundred players from Section V who are currently playing at all college levels.
|Section V Tournament|
|Section Five Brackets|
|Mon - Out brackets||Wed - Quarters|
|Fri - C/A Semis||Sat - D/B Semis|
|Mon - Class C Finals||Mon - Class D Finals|
|Tue - Class B Finals||Tues - Class A Finals|
|Sat - NYS Western Regionals||Wed - NYS Semifinals|
|Sat - NYS Championships|
|Year End Awards|
|All Americans/Academics||Monroe County|
|Players of the Week|
|Team Sportsmanship||NYSSWA All State Teams|