June 12, 2014
For the first time in the short history of the program, Tompkins Cortland Community College has placed multiple players on the NJCAA Region III all-region lacrosse team. Sophomore defender Brandon Wood (Homer H.S./Homer) and freshman goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) were recognized for being among the best in the region. Both players were named to the second team. A total of 13 players were selected for both first and second teams. Onondaga Community College, the region and national champions, accounted for seven of the first team selections. Genesee Community College also had seven selections total (two first team and five second team), and SUNY Delhi was next with five, including four on the first team. Monroe Community College had three all-region players, and TC3 was the lone college with two. Two other colleges had single representatives on the second team. Voting was done by the coaches from the 13 Region III teams.
Wood, who was also honored with a Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference selection, started all 15 games as a defender. He was the team’s most consistent defender, and also scored four goals and an assist.
Dah was recognized for being one of the top goalies in the region. He recorded 225 saves on the season, the second most in the nation. He was especially strong when needed the most, including a spectacular 26-save performance in the regular season finale against Herkimer College. That win secured a playoff spot for the Panthers.
This marks the first time TC3 has had multiple all-region selections since lacrosse was reinstated as a varsity sport in 2008. Prior to this year, TC3 had a total of two all-region selections: Brett Gifford in both 2011 and 2012.
June 5, 2014
Three Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse players have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference lacrosse team. Sophomore Brandon Wood (Homer H.S./Homer) and freshmen Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) and Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) were among the 20 selected to the team. Voting was done by the coaches from the six conference teams.
Wood started all 15 games as a defender. He also scored four goals and an assist.
Bosworth set a new TC3 with 51 goals, the fifth most of any individual in the nation this year. He added 19 assists for a TC3 record 70 points, the tenth best total in the nation.
Ciaschi was second on the team with 44 goals, the third-best single-season total in Panther history. He led the team with 20 assists, giving him 64 points on the season, the second-best in TC3 history.
The 2014 season came to an end for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team Wednesday as the Panthers lost in the first round of the NJCAA Region III playoffs to Monroe Community College, 23-9. TC3, the #4 seed from the East Division of Region III, ends the season with a record of 5-10. Monroe, the #1 seed in the West Division, is now 10-3. The Tribunes advance to the Region III championship weekend, hosted by TC3 Saturday and Sunday.
TC3, making its second playoff appearance in the last three years, started strong. After Monroe opened the scoring, Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) tied the score with a goal with 8:28 left in the first quarter, Monroe scored the next three, but TC3 battled back with goals by Josh Maxson (Homer H.S./Homer) and Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) to cut the deficit to 4-3 with under two minutes left in the quarter, Another score by Monroe in the closing minutes made it 5-3 after one quarter.
After a solid opening 15 minutes, the middle two quarters proved disastrous for the Panthers. Monroe outscored TC3 7-2 in the second and 7-1 in the third to take control of the game. Trailing 19-6 lead heading into the final quarter, the Panthers couldn’t get closer than 11 down the rest of the way.
Ciaschi led TC3 with three goals and two assists. Bosworth and Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) each had two goals and Maxson had a goal and an assist. Jorge Berenguer (Sleepy Hollow H.S./Sleepy Hollow) added a goal for the Panthers.
|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 (2-3), East Division (2-5)
23 (vs. Dean College, 4/5/08)
17 (at Alfred State College, 4/27/08)
16 (vs. Jefferson CC, 3/27/13)
16 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 4/12/08)
13 (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
12 (vs. Alfred State College, 3/24/12)
11 (vs. Cayuga CC, 4/7/12)
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)
10 Ryan Watson (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
9 Zachary Austin (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
8 Dylan Chilson (vs. Alfred State, 4/30/11)
8 Jim VanGorder (1977)
51 Mike Hartnett (2013)
51 Brandon Macera (2009)
48 Brandon Macera (2008)
99 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
66 Robert Earnshaw (2011-12)
61 Larry Siany (1977-78)
7 Zachary Austin (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
7 Brandon Macera (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 4/12/08)
7 Brandon Macera (vs. Dean College, 4/5/08)
45 Brandon Macera (2008)
39 Mike Hartnett (2013)
34 Zachary Austin (2008)
73 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
43 Robert Earnshaw (2011-12)
39 Stephen Park (2012-13)
39 Mike Hartnett (2013)
6 Ryan Watson (2008)
5 Larry Siany (1977)
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)
3 Cory Spisak (2011)
3 Taylor Catlin (2008)
12 Cory Spisak (2011-12)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
3 Taylor Catlin (2008)
Coach McMullin takes control of the progtram for the 2013-14 year after having served as an assistant coach at TC3 the past two seasons. He was involved in all aspects of the program, particularly in 2013 when he assumed greater responsibilities.
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. It's expected the same energy he brought to the field as a player and to the sidelines the past two years as a coach will continue to be a key component of his coaching style.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492
A native of Homer, Coach Dugan played his high school lacrosse at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse. After high school, he was a three-year starter while playing Division I lacrosse and graduating from Marist College in Poughkeepsie.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
A game that featured four lead changes and four ties came down to a defensive stand in the last minute, and it ended with a 9-8 loss for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team. The Panthers lost to Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday to drop to 4-7 overall and 1-3 in Region III East Division play. Mohawk Valley improves to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in the East.
The Panthers opened strong, with Matt Salisbury (Homer H.S./Homer) winning the opening face-off, leading to goal by Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) scoring just 30 seconds into the game. Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) made it 2-0 midway through the quarter, but the visiting Hawks scored twice in the closing minutes to make it 2-2 after one quarter.
Mohawk Valley continued its rally, netting three straight to start the second quarter. Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) snapped the string, finding the net with 2:48 left in the half, making the score 5-3 heading into the break.
The break served the Panthers well, because they came out strong in the second half. Ciaschi scored 20 seconds in after another Salisbury face-off win and the Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) tied the game two minutes later. Velazquez gave the lead back to TC3, and after a Mohawk Valley goal evened the score, Ciaschi scored to make it 7-6. The Hawks again tied the score, but Ciaschi scores with 21 seconds left in the third to give the home team an 8-7 lead heading into the final quarter.
The lead remained with the home team until the 7:45 mark, when Mohawk Valley tied it at 8-8. The tie lasted only 17 seconds before the Hawks took the lead, leaving the Panthers behind with 7:28 left. As was the case for most of the game, TC3 dominated the time of possession over the final minutes, and even had a man-up advantage for 30 of the final 90 seconds, but couldn’t find the net. The Panthers misfired on six shots in the final minute alone, as the pressure couldn’t translate into the tying score.
With a bid to the NJCAA Region III playoff still on the line, the loss leaves the Panthers in an almost must-win situation this weekend. TC3 plays at Jefferson Community College Saturday. After Saturday’s game, the team has just two more games left in the regular season. It’s likely the team will need at least two wins in the final three games to make it to the post season.