Congratulations to the Adirondack Region 2019 team on taking home the Bronze medal from the New York State Regional Championships. The event, held at the University at Binghamton from July 23-25, was organized by Mike and Corey Winkoff of Long Island’s FLG Lacrosse to recapture the feel and passion previously experienced in the now defunct Empire State Games lacrosse tournament.
The team, coached by Doug McIver and Dan McKeon, earned a 10-9 win over Long Island Parochial, a 7-6 win over Central New York, and fought to a 7-7 tie against Nassau, before falling to Hudson Valley 8-5. Upon Adirondack’s match-up with Suffolk being cancelled by lightning, ADK was awarded the Bronze based on their record/tie-breakers.
In regards to the team’s performance, McIver commented:
This team represented the Adirondack region in an elite manor. They created a lot of buzz with college coaches not only based on their play but the level of “Juice” they played with over the course of the tournament.
Individual game info, including Player of the Game recognition awarded to ADK players by the event organizers where applicable, follow:
ADK 10, Long Island Parochial 9
Aaron O’Connor player of the game vs Parochial after going 10/10 at the Faceoff X with 7 GBs.
- Blake Van Epps 2g
- Darien LaPeitro 2g
- Justin Carte 1g
- Anthony Sericolo 1g 1a
- Logan Souza 8/10 at the Faceoff X.
- John Stewart and Chris Trudeau on defense.
ADK 7, CNY 6
Jake Franchi Player of the Game vs Central 15 saves, 6 goals against.
- Hunter Pemrick 1g
- Ethan Thomas 1g
- Ben Reilly 2g
- Jack Cheney 2g 1a
- Alex Chirgwin and Niko Moutopoulos on defense and clearing.
ADK 7, Nassau 7
A total team effort against an excellent Nassau team that was loaded with D1 commits.
Standout ADK players from the Nassau game were:
- Jake Franchi 14 saves 7 against
- Ben Reilly 2 goals
- Keegan Lochner-Fehl 1g 1a
- Gordy Adams 1g
- Mitch Jones, Zach Mouzakes and Ben Follos on defense.
ADK 5, Hudson Valley 8
- Justin Carte 1g
- Ben Reilly 1g
- Anthony Sericolo 1g
ADK – Suffolk cancelled due to lightning
ADK awarded Bronze Medal
Congrats to all ADK players, coaches, families and fans!!!
For info on the New York State Regional Championships visit: NYSRC
For more on the event, see the following Insta posts from FLG:
Here’s some clips from the NEW YORK STATE REGIONAL EVENT!!! It was amazing watching these #studletes come through to bing to show us what it means to be from NYS!! It was amazing event and we can’t wait to keep it going #itsback #nysr #lovethegame stay tuned for the official promo video !! @noahj415
For our pre-tourney coverage of the ADK 2019 team, including roster, visit: