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.
|9||Ed Santorv||Fr.||6-0||200||Owego Free Academy/Owego|
|10||Charlie Wright||Fr.||5-7||170||Spencer-Van Etten/Spencer|
|14||Chris Driscoll||Fr.||5-9||165||Southern Cayuga/Aurora|
|16||Adam Reynolds||Fr.||5-11||190||Johnson City/Binghamton|
|33||Jeremy Kraus||Fr.||6-3||200||Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg|
|34||Codee Phillips||Fr.||6-0||195||Mt. Markham/Cortland|
|47||Shane Kenney||Fr.||5-10||165||Oak Hill/Cortland|
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.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team closed out the 2009 season Sunday with a 16-4 loss to Alfred State College. The Panthers end the year 1-12 while Alfred State, ranked #10 in the nation, improves to 10-3.
It was the final game for three TC3 sophomores - Brandon Macera (Chittenango H.S./Cazenovia), Michael Rollins (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca), and Michael Stoffa (Cornwall H.S./Cornwall). Macera led the team with three points on a goal and two assists. Greg Kiernan (Homer H.S./Homer) added two goals and Brian Benford (Cortland H.S./Cortland) carded a goal and an assist.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team lost to Broome Community College 19-5 Thursday. Panthers are now 1-11 on the season while Broome moves to 5-7.
Trevor Caughey (Homer H.S./Cortland) and Brandon Macera (Chittenango H.S./Cazenovia) each tallied three points on the night, with Caughey scoring two goals to lead the team. Brian Benford (Cortland H.S./Cortland) added two points on a goal and an assist and Greg Kiernan (Homers H.S./Homer) finished the scoring with a goal.
TC3 closes out the season Sunday at home against Alfred State College.
Friday, April 17, 2009
The TC3 lacrosse team lost at Onondaga Community College Friday, 34-3. The Panthers fall to 1-10 on the season.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
After a solid first half, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team ran out of gas Tuesday against undefeated Jefferson Community College, falling 17-4. The Panthers are now 1-9 on the season while Jefferson stands at 7-0.
After falling behind 5-1 in the first quarter, TC3 stiffened up on the defensive end in the second. A pair of TC3 goals brought the Panthers to within 5-3 with 90 second left in the half. Jefferson closed out the half with a score with 1:05 left, making it 6-3 at the break. The third period opened with the visitors scoring five straight to take control.
Bryan Benford (Cortland H.S./Cortland) and Brandon Macera (Chittenango H.S./Cazenovia) each tallied two points for the Panthers. Goalie Ed Santorv (Owego Free Academy/Owego) had 15 saves for the Panthers.
TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College Friday. OCC is ranked number one in the latest NJCAA national poll.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team lost to Finger Lakes Community College Saturday, 27-4. The Panthers are now 1-8 on the season while Finger Lakes improves to 7-7.
Brandon Macera (Chittenango H.S./Cazenovia) led the Panthers with two goals. Goalie Ed Santorv (Owego Free Academy/Owego) had 28 saves as the visiting Lakers outshot TC3 63-25.
TC3 hosts Jefferson Community College Tuesday.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team lost at Mohawk Valley Community College Thursday, 20-8. The Panthers are now 1-7 on the season.
Brandon Macera (Chittenango H.S./Cazenovia) led TC3 with four goals and four assists. Justin Earl (Dryden H.S./Dryden) tallied two goals while Greg Kiernan (Homer H.S./Homer) and Brian Benford (Cortland H.S./Cortland) each scored once. Trevor Caughey (Homer H.S./Homer) added two assists for the Panthers.
Freshman goalie Ed Santorv (Owego Free Academy/Owego) recorded 23 saves.
TC3 hosts Finger Lakes Community College Saturday.
Saturday, April 04, 2009
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season Saturday, beating Dean College 9-6 in Boston. The Panthers are now 1-6 on the season while Dean falls to 0-5.
The Panthers led 4-3 after the first quarter and never trailed the rest of the way. Brandon Macera (Chittenango H.S./Cazenovia) led TC3 with three goals and two assists. Adam Reynolds (Johnson City H.S./Binghamton) posted two goals and two assists and Greg Kiernan (Homer H.S./Homer) scored two goals. Brian Benford (Cortland H.S./Cortland) added a goal and an assist while Justin Earl (Dryden H.S./Dryden) closed out the scoring with a goal. Freshman goalie Ed Santorv (Owego Free Academy/Owego) earned the win by recording 23 saves.
TC3 plays at Mohawk Valley Community College Thursday.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
A strong first half kept the TC3 lacrosse team in the game against the undefeated SUNY Delhi Broncos Thursday, but it wasn't enough as Delhi pulled away from the Panthers in the second half. The Panthers lost by a final score of 14-8 to drop to 0-6 on the season while Delhi improves to 5-0.
The first half ended with the Panthers down by just two at 6-4, but the home team opened the second half with some quick goals to take control. Brandon Macera (Chittenango H.S./Cazenovia) led TC3 with six goals and two assists. Brian Benford (Cortland H.S./Cortland) added a goal and an assist while Greg Kiernan (Homer H.S./Homer) netted a goal.
Goalie Ed Santorv (Owego Free Academy/Owego) had a strong day, posting 23 saves.
TC3 travels to Boston Saturday to take on Dean College.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
A late rally that saw the TC3 lacrosse team score six goals in the final 3:48 of the game ended with the Panthers one goal short of sending the game to overtime. Despite the late rally, the Panthers lost to Cayuga Community College, 14-13 Sunday. TC3 drops to 0-5 on the season while Cayuga is now 1-4.
The game opened with the Panthers scoring off the opening faceoff, as Brandon Macera (Chittenango H.S./Cazenovia) gave the home team the early lead. Brian Benford (Cortland H.S./Cortland) made it 2-0 two minutes later, but Cayuga answered with a goal in the fifth minute to make it 2-1. TC3 goals from Michael Rollins (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Macera put the Panthers up 4-1 midway through the first quarter before Cayuga scored twice to make it 4-3 after one.
The visiting Spartans opened the second quarter with two quick goals to take the lead at 5-4. Greg Kiernan (Homer H.S./Homer) tied the game up for the Panthers, scoring off an assist from Brian Lamb (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) with 12:53 left in the first half. The defenses for both teams stepped up, holding the score at 5-5 until Cayuga scored with 34 seconds left in the half to give the Spartans a 6-5 lead at the break.
Benford tied the game at 6-6 with a goal three minutes in the second half, converting a pass from Justin Earl (Dryden H.S./Dryden) period, but the Spartans responded with six straight goals over the next 20 minutes, taking a 12-6 lead with under nine minutes left to play. Another Benford goal cut the lead to 12-7, but Cayuga scored twice more to make it 14-7 with four minutes left to play.
With 3:48 left on the clock, the Panthers started the comeback, with Trevor Caughey (Homer H.S./Homer) scoring off an assist from Macera. Just 24 seconds later, Earl scored to make it 14-9. With Macera dominating in the faceoff circle, the Panthers stayed on the attack, with Benford scoring with 1:50 left to make it 14-10. Another faceoff win by Macera led to a Caughey goal nine seconds later, pulling the Panthers to within three at 14-11. The rally continued with Kiernan converting a pass from Benford into a goal with 25 second left, and after winning another faceoff, Macera scored with 17 seconds left, pulling the Panthers to within one. After scoring six straight goals in less than four minutes, the clock ran out with the Panthers down 14-13.
Macera and Benford each tallied five points for the Panthers. Ed Santorv (Owego Free Academy/Owego) recorded 11 saves in goal.
TC3 travels to SUNY Delhi Thursday.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
With several players out of the lineup due to injuries, the TC3 lacrosse team ran out of gas in the second half at Genesee Community College Saturday. The panthers trailed 6-4 at the half, but were outscored 12-2 in the second half to lose 18-6. TC3 is now 0-4 on the year while Genesee improves to 2-0.
Brandon Macera (Chittenango H.S./Cazenovia) led TC3 with two goals while Brian Benford (Cortland H.S./Cortland) and Adam Reynolds (Johnson City H.S./Binghamton) each tallied a goal and an assist. Trevor Caughey (Homer H.S./Homer) and Doug Bushnell (Dryden H.S./Dryden) each scored a goal for the Panthers. Ed Santorv (Owego Free Academy/Owego) recorded 18 saves in goal.
TC3 hosts Cayuga Community College Sunday, March 29.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Playing for the third time in four days, the TC3 lacrosse team ran up against another nationally-ranked opponent, losing at Hudson Valley Community College Sunday, 25-2. The Panthers fall to 0-3 on the year. It was the season opener for the Vikings, ranked ninth in the nation.
The game opened with the home team taking control early by scoring 13 goals in the first quarter. The score was 18-0 at the half before TC3 finally got on the board in the third. Each team scored once in the fourth to make the final 25-2.
Brian Benford (Cortland H.S./Cortland) and Greg Kiernan (Homer H.S./Homer) scored goals for the Panthers, with an assist coming from Brandon Macera (Chittenango H.S./Cazenovia).
Saturday, March 14, 2009
The TC3 lacrosse team came up short at home Saturday, losing to the Mercyhurst North East 24-14. The Panthers are now 0-2 on the year while the visiting Saints improve to 1-3.
Mercyhurst opened the scoring two minutes into the game, but TC3's period, Brandon Macera (Chittenango H.S./Cazenovia) answered for the Panthers moments later to make it 1-1, marking one of the few times during the game that one of the teams didn't score consecutive goals. Mercyhurst followed the Macera goal with a run of eight straight goals to take control at 9-1. Macera stopped the streak with 6:45 left in the first half, and when Brian Benford (Cortland H.S./Cortland) followed with another TC3 goal, the Panthers were within six at 9-3. The Saints closed the half by scoring three of the final four goals to make it 12-4 heading into the break.
The second half opened with the home team looking to get back into the game. Just six seconds into the half, Trevor Caughey (Homer H.S./Homer) got the Panthers started with a score. Macera and Greg Kiernan (Homer H.S./Homer) added a pair of goals to bring the Panthers to within five at 12-7 with 10:34 left in the third quarter. Unfortunately for the home team, the momentum was snapped as Mercyhurst put together a ten-goal run that extended into the fourth quarter.
With the score 22-7, Kiernan converted a pass from Justin Earl (Dryden H.S./Dryden) to score with 10:19 left in the game. A goal by Benford was followed by another Kiernan score and two more from Macera to make it 22-12 with 5:45 left in the game. Two Mercyhurst scores were answered by goals from Brown and Kiernan to make the final 24-14.
Macera lead TC3 with five goals and an assist followed by Benford with two goals and three assists and Kiernan with four goals. Ed Santorv (Owego Free Academy/Owego) registered 16 save for the Panthers.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The 2009 lacrosse season at TC3 opened on a tough note Thursday as the Panthers fell to national power Herkimer County Community College 29-2. The Panthers, playing varsity lacrosse for just the second year after a 30-years hiatus, are next in action Saturday at home vs. Mercyhurst North East College.
The game opened with Herkimer jumping out to an early lead, taking a 21-0 advantage into the half before the Panthers broke into the scoring column in the third quarter.
Brandon Macera (Chittenango H.S./Cazenovia) scored off an assist from Brian Benford (Cortland H.S./Cortland).