May 22, 2015
For the second year in a row, Tompkins Cortland Community College has placed multiple players on the NJCAA Region III all-region lacrosse team. Freshman defender Brooks Reed (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and freshman attack Brian Litzenberger (Cortland H.S./Cortland) were recognized for being among the best in the region. Both players were named to the second team. Onondaga Community College, the region and national champions, accounted for nine of the 13 first-team selections plus a second-team selection. Genesee Community College had six selections total (four first-team and two second-team), and SUNY Delhi and Herkimer College were next with three each, all second-team. Finger Lakes Community College was the only school represented on the team, with two players on the second team. Voting was done by the coaches from the 12 Region III teams.
Reed, who was also honored with a Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference selection, started all 14 games as a defender. He was key contributor to a defense that put up the best numbers in the history of the program: holding nine of 14 opponents to single-digit goals, and nearly recording a shutout three times. On average, the Panthers allowed 8.88 goals per game, the best in team history. Reed also scored a goal in the team’s 5-4 win at Mohawk Valley Community College.
Litzenberger was one of the top scorers in region, putting in 23 goals while handing out 21 assists in 14 games. He scored multiple goals in seven games and had multiple assists in seven games, with four of those times coming in the same game. His season-high of eight points on five goals and three assists in the win over County College of Morris was one of the ten best single-game efforts in TC3’s history.
This is the second year in a row, but just the second time overall that TC3 has had multiple all-region selections since lacrosse was reinstated as a varsity sport in 2008. The two selections this year brings TC3’s total all-region selections to six.
May 11, 2015
Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and freshman Brooks Reed (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse all-conference team. A total of twenty players are chosen to the team, with voting done by the coaches in the conference. This marks the fourth straight year TC3 has been represented on the all-conference team, and the third time in that span the Panthers have had multiple honorees.
Dah is the first two-time all-MSAC selection in TC3 lacrosse history. The goalie posted an 8.84 goals against average, the best in the College’s history. He had two games this year where he allowed just one goal, the best single-game performance ever by a TC3 goalie.
Reed started all 14 games as a defender. He was a vital part of the best defensive unit ever to wear TC3 uniforms. As a team, the Panthers limited nine of 14 opponents to fewer than ten goals in their game, including four teams they kept under five goals. Statistically, TC3 had the second best defense in the MSAC, behind only champion Onondaga. As a team, the Panthers allowed 8.88 goals per game, with Reed playing nearly every minute in the defensive end.
The NJCAA Region III men’s lacrosse playoffs got off to a thrilling start, as the #8 seed Tompkins Cortland Community College Panthers and #9 seed SUNY Broome Hornets played a triple overtime game in Dryden Tuesday, with Broome ultimately pulling out the 13-12 win. Broome advances to the regional quarterfinals where they will play top-seed Onondaga Community College Wednesday. TC3’s season ends with a record of 5-6 in Region III and 6-8 overall. It marks the second year in a row and third time in the past four years that TC3’s season ended in the playoffs.
The game was tight from the opening whistle, with Broome scoring first before TC3 answered to tie it at 1-1. The Hornets netted the next two, but again TC3 answered, coming back to tie the score at 3-3 as the first quarter ended. The second quarter saw Broome again reclaim the lead, but the Panthers closed out the half with a 5-0 run to take an 8-4 lead into halftime.
In the third quarter, Broome rallied, scoring four unanswered to tie the score at 8-8. In the fourth the lead changed sides twice before Broome moved ahead 12-10 with 5:52 left. A Panther goal with 4:20 left pulled the home team within one, and a dramatic goal by defender Matt Geisler (Pine Bush H.S./Pine Bush) off an assist from DaShawn White (Bay Shore H.S./Bay Shore) with 36 seconds left tied the game at 12-12. The score remained 12-12 when the horn sounded, ending regulation.
The first overtime saw each team get one shot, with Broome hitting the post with 30 seconds left. The second overtime saw the Panthers get three shots to Broome’s one, but neither team could find the net. The winner came in the third overtime, when Broome scored with 1:05 left on the clock.
White had a monster day, setting TC3 playoff records for points and goals scored with nine points on seven goals and two assists. Wes Swanson (Dryden H.S./Dryden) finished with two goals and three assists, a new TC3 playoff record for assists. Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) had two goals in his final game as a Panther, leaving him with 66 on his career, the second most in TC3 history, Luke Stevenson (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) added an assist and Geisler finished with one goal. Goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) recorded 11 saves and made several strong defensive plays. He finishes his TC3 career with 11 wins, the second most in program history.
|7||Ian Henrichsen||M||Fr.||5-9||160||New Roots/Freeville|
|10||Timothy Greaves||M||Fr.||6-1||157||Frederick Douglas Academy/Bronx|
|11||Eh Tha Dah||G||Fr.||5-7||139||Ithaca/Ithaca|
|12||Xavier Howard||M||Fr.||5-10||135||Bishop Loughlin/Brooklyn|
|13||Jeff Lutz||A||Fr.||5-7||147||Putnam Valley/Putnam Valley|
|16||Joseph Alvarez||M||Fr.||5-5||238||James Baldwin/New York City|
|22||Tyrek Joyner||D||Fr.||5-11||252||School for International Studies/Brooklyn|
|23||Max Bosworth||M||Fr.||5-11||176||Keene/Keene, N.H.|
|24||Jorge Berenguer||M||Fr.||5-9||213||Sleepy Hollow/Sleepy Hollow|
MSAC (2-2), Region III (5-5)
28 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
23 (vs. Dean College, 4/5/08)
21 (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
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)
3 (at Cayuga CC, 3/13/13)
5 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 3/21/12)
5 (at Niagara County CC, 3/14/12)
5 (at Mohawk Valley CC, 4/7/11)
5 (at Herkimer College, 4/19/14)
10 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)
70 Max Bosworth (2014)
64 Orazio Ciaschi (2014)
51 Mike Hartnett (2013)
51 Brandon Macera (2009)
99 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
70 Max Bosworth (2014)
66 Robert Earnshaw (2011-12)
10 Nick Velazquez (vs. Northampton CC, 3/223/14)
8 Max Bosworth (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
8 Orazio Ciaschi (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
51 Max Bosworth (2014)
45 Brandon Macera (2008)
44 Orazio Ciaschi (2008)
73 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
51 Max Bosworth (2014)
44 Orazio Ciaschi (2014)
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)
24 Michael Manuel (2012)
24 Larry Siany (1977)
22 Ryan Watson (2008)
30 Larry Siany (1977-78)
10.8 Cory Spisak (2012)
11.2 A.J. Rich (1978)
13.8 Cory Spisak (2011)
9 Cory Spisak (2012)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
5 Eh Tha Dah (2014)
12 Cory Spisak (2011-12)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
5 Eh Tha Dah (2014)
Coach McMullin is in his fourth season with the Panthers, and his second as head coach. He has been involved in all aspects of the program and has been largely responsible for the growth of the program.
Coach McMullin brings valuable experience as both a player and coach, having been a standout player both in high school and at TC3. 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.
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Thursday, March 27, 2014
A late rally ran out of steam for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team Thursday as the Panthers were out-scored 9-4 in the fourth quarter en route to a 19-11 loss to Finger Lakes Community College. The loss drops TC3 to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes is now 4-4 overall and 2-0 in the MSAC.
Coming off his 10-goal performance in the last game, Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) picked up where he left off, scoring the first goal of the game to give TC3 the early lead. Finger Lakes responded with two goals to take a 2-1 lead after the first quarter. The two teams traded scores in the second before Finger Lakes capped the scoring with a goal with 39 seconds left in the quarter ti take a 6-4 lead into halftime.
Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) cut the score to 6-5 with a goal just 85 seconds into the third. After a Finger Lakes goal, Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) found the net to make it 7-6, but the visitors answered by scoring three of the final four goals of the quarter to make it 10-7 heading into the final period.
The fourth started promising for the Panthers. Bosworth and Ciaschi each scored to bring TC3 within one at 10-9 just 80 seconds into the quarter. But that’s where the rally ended, as Finger Lakes went on a big run, scoring seven straight goals over the next six and a half minutes. TC3 put two more goals in over the final few minutes, but it wasn’t enough as the Lakers pulled away for the win by a final of 19-11.
Ciaschi had four goals and an assist and Bosworth had four goals. Velazquez had two goals and Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) had a goal and an assist, and Jorge Berenguer (Sleepy Hollow H.S./Sleepy Hollow) had an assist.
TC3 hosts Northern Virginia Community College for a non-conference game Saturday.