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Three Named All-Region

May 24, 2017

Three Tompkins Cortland Community College players have earned spots on the NJCAA Region III all-region team, the most ever in the history of the program. In voting by the coaches in the region, Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick), Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains), and Jonny Phillips (Cortland H.S./Cortland) were each voted to the second team.

Daigle and Polanco were also voted to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference team after tying for the team lead in scoring, each finishing with 51 points.

Phillips, a freshman defender, anchored a defense that was among the stiffest in the region. He and Daigle were also voted to the Region III Championships all-tournament team.

The Panthers have now had representation on the Region III all-region team in four consecutive years and five of the last six years. In each of those years, the national champion has come from Region III.

All-Region player Nicholas Daigle

All-Region player Jonny Phillips

All-Region player Chris Polanco

Four Panthers Named All-MSAC

May 12, 2017

Four Tompkins Cortland Community College players have earned spots on the Mid-State Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse all-conference team. In voting by the coaches from the five MSAC programs, Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick), Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains), Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Peter Tortorici (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) were one of the 20 named to the team. The four represent the most all-conference selections in a year in the history of Tompkins Cortland’s lacrosse program.

Daigle and Polanco tied for the team lead in scoring, each finishing with 51 points. Daigle, a sophomore attacker, had 38 goals and a team-best 13 assists. He scored in every game and had a season-best 10 points against Jefferson Community College. Polanco, a freshman midfielder, also scored in every game and had a season-best six points twice, both times against Hudson Valley Community College.

Joyce, a sophomore midfielder, was fourth on the team in scoring with 27 points. He also had six points for a season high, doing so twice, against Ocean County College and against Finger Lakes Community College. Tortorici, a sophomore attacker, was one of the top face-off specialists in the conference. He also scored four points for the Panthers, including a two-point effort vs. Union County College.

Conference champion Onondaga Community College led all programs with eight all-conference selections. Tompkins Cortland, the conference runner-up, was tied with Finger Lakes Community College for second most selections with four each. SUNY Broome and Jefferson Community College each had two selections.

All-MSAC player Nicholas Daigle

All-MSAC player Chris Polanco

All-MSAC player Duran Joyce

All-MSAC player Peter Tortorici

Panthers Fall in NJCAA Playoffs

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

One of the most successful seasons in program history ended Saturday as the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team lost in the NJCAA Region III - District A championship game. Playing at the top-ranked Onondaga Community College, the Panthers lost 33-5 to end the season with a record of 7-6.

The Panthers expected a huge challenge playing Onondaga, and the Lazers delivered on expectations. Onondaga scored seven goals in the first six minutes of play to set the tone early. Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) finally broke through for Tompkins Cortland, scoring off an assist from Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) to get the Panthers on the board with 5:39 left in the first quarter. Onondaga scored four more times in the first, and then twice more to open the second quarter to take a 13-1 lead. With 12:37 left in the second, Matt Bisono (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) broke the run with a goal off an assist from Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden), but Onondaga scored eight more to close out the half with a 21-2 lead.

The scoring slowed down in the second half, with Onondaga out-scoring the Panthers 12-3. Daigle scored two goals with Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon) scoring the other. Padraic Iannello (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Joyce each had an assist in the second half.

Willie Wilson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) spent most of the game in goal, recording 24 saves. Ryan Moore (Bay Shore H.S./Bay Shore) had two saves while playing most of the fourth quarter.

Two Panthers were named to the Region III All-Tournament team: Daigle and Jonny Phillips (Cortland H.S./Cortland).

Roster–2012 Men's Lacrosse

2012 Men's Lacrosse Team

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1/3 Cory Spisak So. 5-9 190 Whitney Point/Lisle
2 James Dowdall So. 5-9 169 Dryden/Dryden
4 Joseph Velez Fr. 5-11 155 Wilbur Cross/Ithaca
5 Anthony Gallegro Fr. 5-9 155 East Rockaway/East Rockaway
6 Michael Manuel So. 5-5 155 Ithaca/Ithaca
7 Lon Palmer Fr. 5-8 150 Oneida/Oneida
8 Dakota Thompson Fr. 6-1 175 Gowanda/Versailles
9 Austin O'Brien So. 5-10 150 Dryden/Freeville
10 Anthony Cecere So. 5-8 165 Deposit/Deposit
11 Zach Hughes Fr. 6-0 170 Ithaca/Ithaca
12 Stephen Park Fr. 5-10 200 Homer/Cortland
14 Taylor Catlin So. 5-11 175 Dryden/Richford
15 Conor Barry So. 5-11 210 Tully/Tully
16 Anthony Yovino Fr. 5-7 185 Minisink Valley/Slate Hill
17 Joseph Potter So. 6-2 200 Horseheads/Horseheads
19 Robert Earnshaw So. 5-9 203 G. Ray Bodley/Oswego
21 Brett Gifford So. 5-10 168 Cazenovia/Cazenovia
22 Bryan Weinert Fr. 6-0 165 John Jay/Wappingers Falls
27 Antonio Wright Fr. 5-11 250 Monroe-Woodbury/Middletown
33 Colin Beale Fr. 5-10 130 Holy Trinity/Hicksville
34 Johnny Tinker Fr. 5-6 250 Homer/Cortland
37 Joshua Cole Fr. 6-0 190 Williamsburg/Brooklyn
44 Joe Peer Fr. 6-0 215 Horseheads/Horseheads

Statistics–Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse

2017 Season

Overall (7-6)
MSAC (3-1), Region III (6-5)


Previous Seasons





2012 and previous years


Team Records

Most Wins (Season)

9 (2012)
7 (2017)
6 (1977)
6 (2015)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.600 (1977)
.538 (2017)
.529 (2012)

Most Consecutive Wins

4 (2012)
3 (2012)
3 (1977)
3 (2015)

Most Goals (Game)

28 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
23 (vs. Dean College, 4/5/08)
21 (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
21 (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/21/17)

Most Goals (Season)

178 (2014)
167 (2017)
151 (2008)

Most Assists (Game)

17 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
13 (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
12 (vs. Alfred State College, 3/24/12)
12 (vs. Cayuga CC, 3/31/14)
12 (at Herkimer College, 4/19/14)
12 (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/11/15)

Most Assists (Season)

92 (2014)
78 (2012)
74 (2017)

Best Goals Per Game Average (Season)

12.9 (2017)
12.6 (2008)
11.9 (2014)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Game)

1 (vs. SUNY Broome, 3/11/15)
1 (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/11/15)
1 (vs. SUNY Broome, 3/10/17)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Season)

115 (2016)
123 (1978)
126 (2015)

Fewest Goals Allowed Per Game Average (Season)

8.88 (2015)
10.40 (2016)
11.18 (1978)

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

11 Orazio Ciaschi (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
10 Ryan Watson (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
10 Nick Velazquez (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
10 Max Bosworth (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
10 Max Bosworth (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
10 Max Bosworth (at Jefferson CC, 4/12/14)
10 Nicholas Daigle (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/21/17)

Most Points (Season)

70 Max Bosworth (2014)
64 Orazio Ciaschi (2014)
51 Mike Hartnett (2013)
51 Brandon Macera (2009)
51 Nicholas Daigle (2017)
51 Chris Polanco (2017)

Most Points (Career)

99 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
78 Nick Velazquez (2014-15)
70 Max Boswroth (2014)

Most Goals (Game)

10 Nick Velazquez (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
8 Max Bosworth (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
8 Orazio Ciaschi (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
8 Nicholas Daigle (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/21/17)

Most Goals (Season)

51 Max Bosworth (2014)
45 Brandon Macera (2008)
44 Orazio Ciaschi (2008)

Most Goals (Career)

73 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
66 Nick Velazquez (2014-15)
51 Max Bosworth (2014)

Most Assists (Game)

6 Ryan Watson (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
5 Larry Siany (vs. Syracuse JV, 4/15/77)
5 Max Bosworth (vs. Cayuga CC, 3/31/14)
5 Bailey Wood (vs. Union County CC, 4/9/17)

Most Assists (Season)

24 Michael Manuel (2012)
24 Larry Siany (1977)
22 Ryan Watson (2008)

Most Assists (Career)

30 Larry Siany (1977-78)

Individual Records - Goalkeeper

Best Goals Against Average (Season)

8.84 Eh Tha Dah (2015)
9.53 Jonathan Margiotta (2016)
10.8 Cory Spisak (2012)

Most Wins (Season)

9 Cory Spisak (2012)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
6 Eh Tha Dah (2015)
6 Willie Wilson (2017)

Most Wins (Career)

12 Cory Spisak (2011-12)
11 Eh Tha Dah (2014)
9 Willie Wilson (2016-17)


Coaches–Men's Lacrosse

Zach McMullin

Head Coach

Zach McMullen

Coach McMullin has finished five seasons with the Panthers, including three as head coach. He has been involved in all aspects of the program and has been largely responsible for the growth of the program, which has included playoff appearances three of the last four seasons.

Coach McMullin brings valuable experience as both a player and coach, having been a standout player both in high school and at Tompkins Cortland. During his time in a Panthers uniform he showed a tremendous ability to put the ball in the net, scoring 21 goals in just seven games. As a coach, he exudes the same energy he brought to the field as a player, helping the team and each player reach their potential on and off the field.

Contact:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492

Justin Coffman

Assistant Coach

Justin Coffman


Highlights–2012 Men's Lacrosse

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2012 Men's Lacrosse Schedule
Sat 03/03
1 p.m.
Monroe CC
Wed 03/14
4 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Sat 03/17
1 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Wed 03/21
4 p.m.
Herkimer College
Sat 03/24
1 p.m.
Alfred State College
Wed 03/28
4 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Sat 03/31
1 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Sun 04/01
1 p.m.
Dean College (Mass.)
Wed 04/04
3 p.m.
Jefferson CC
General Brown H.S.
Sat 04/07
1 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Sat 04/14
1 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Wed 04/18
4 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Sat 04/21
1 p.m.
Genesee CC
Wed 04/25
4 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Sat 04/28
1 p.m.
Mercyhurst North East (Penn.)
North East, Penn.
Tue 05/01
4 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Wed 05/02
Onondaga CC
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