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Award Winners 2019

Winner's Circle Snapshots (Top) + Winner Complete Interviews (Below)


Scholastic Winners

Boys 20-21 Summit

MVP Award

Jason Tingue

Team:  91 Crush

Hometown:  Bay Shore, NY

School:  Bay Shore HS

Years at LPSC:  1st

Highlight of the weekend:  “Guys on the team, team events, and cliff jumping.”   

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Jack Conn

Why lacrosse?  “Fast-paced tempo and all the team aspects."


Boys 20-21 Summit

Sportsmanship Award

Wallace Halpert

Team:  FCA

Hometown:  Baltimore, MD  

School:  Gilman School

Years at LPSC:  2nd

Highlight of the weekend:  “Meeting new kids, great restaurants, great view!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Joel White (Syracuse University)

Why lacrosse?  “Pace of play, physicality, every little play can make a difference…"


Boys 20-21 Gold

MVP Award

Calahan McPherson

Team:  FCA Super Soph Team

Hometown:  Summit, NJ

School:  Pingry School

Years at LPSC:  1st

Highlight of the weekend:  “Bonding with the team, going out in town, and having fun… I love it! I’ll be back next year!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Zach Goodrich (Towson)

Why lacrosse?  “Everyone is so close, playing for the Creator and our beliefs…"


Boys 20-21 Gold

Sportsmanship Award

Evan Richardson

Team:  Sweetlax National Team 2021

Hometown:  Watertown, NY

School:  Watertown HS

Years at LPSC:  1st

Highlight of the weekend:  “The iconic scenery.”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Scott Rodgers (Notre Dame)

Why lacrosse?  “It’s such a team sport – there is no one main guy…”


Boys 20-21 Silver

MVP Award

Patrick McAleavey

Team:  Sailin’ Shoe

Hometown:  Trumbull, CT

School:  Fairfield Prep

Years at LPSC:  4th

Highlight of the weekend:  “The lacrosse is great, but it’s gotta be the least favorite part of the whole tournament! Hanging out with the guys, cliff jumping… Lake Placid is one of the best places in the world; lacrosse just adds to it!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  “My uncle, Drew McAleavey”

Why lacrosse?  “The camaraderie, and the uniqueness of the sport."


Boys 20-21 Silver

Sportsmanship Award

Seth Grottenthaler

Team: Corning Gaffers  

Hometown:  Corning, NY 

School:  Corning Painted Post HS

Years at LPSC:  4th

Highlight of the weekend:  “The Lake Placid environment.” 

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Jeff Teague (Cornell)

Why lacrosse?  “It’s a fast game, all my best friends play, and its’ so unique."


Boys 15U Gold

Co-MVP Award 

Truitt Sunderland

Team:  FCA ’22 Elite

Hometown:  Towson, MD  

School:  Calvert Hall

Years at LPSC:  1st

Highlight of the weekend:  “The off-field adventures.”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Jake Fox (Johns Hopkins)

Why lacrosse?  “The fast pace.

Boys 15U Gold

Co-MVP Award 

Ryan Splaine

Team:  FCA ’22 Elite

Hometown:  Perwood, MD  

School:  Gonzaga Collegiate HS

Years at LPSC:  1st

Highlight of the weekend: “The mountains!”

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury)

Why lacrosse?  “Fast pace.”


Boys 15U Gold

Sportsmanship Award

Quinn Isenstadt

Team:  3d National 

Hometown:  Hingham, MA

School:  Groton Dunstable HS

Years at LPSC:  1st

Highlight of the weekend:  “The town – so much fun!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Scott Rodgers (Notre Dame)

Why lacrosse?  “Love the lax atmosphere, team-oriented, combination of other sports."


Boys 15U Silver 

MVP Award

Chris Berry

Team:  DC Express 

Hometown:  Chevy Chase, MD

School:  St. Albans

Years at LPSC:  1st

Highlight of the weekend:  “Great view, and cliff jumping!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Mike Chanenchuck (Maryland)

Why lacrosse?  “It’s fast, and play goes up and down.”


Boys 15U Silver 

Sportsmanship Award

Forrest Ives

Team:  Orange Crush 

Hometown:  Cazenovia, NY

School:  Cazenovia HS

Years at LPSC:  5th

Highlight of the weekend:  “The view, and the amazing competition.”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Joel White (Syracuse University)

Why lacrosse?  “It’s fast, and there’s plenty of action.


Girls Nike Northstar

MVP Award

Kaitlin Devir

Team:  BC Eags

Hometown:  Ridgewood, NJ

School:  Ridgewood HS

Years at LPSC:  3rd

Highlight of the weekend:  “Being with future BC teammates before we even get to campus.”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Devon Wills (Dartmouth)

Why lacrosse?  “I just love it! You always have to work harder because the competition just keeps getting better and better."


Girls Nike Northstar

Sportsmanship Award

Kayleigh Wolff

Team:  Golden Domers

Hometown:  Maplewood, NJ

School:  Oak Knoll HS 

Years at LPSC:  3rd

Highlight of the weekend:  “My teammates!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Shannon Schlageter

Why lacrosse?  “Because of its competitiveness and fun."


Girls 20-22 Silver

MVP Award

McKenna Davis

Team:  Monster

Hometown:  Pittsford, NY

School:  Sutherland HS

Years at LPSC:  3rd

Highlight of the weekend:  “Playing with my teammates!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Jamie Ortega (UNC)

Why lacrosse?  “I started when I was young; Dad’s been coaching me since I started."


Girls 20-22 Silver

Sportsmanship Award

Isabelle Shefrin

Team:  VA Metro

Hometown:  Alexandria, VA

School:  Bishop Ireton

Highlight of the weekend:  “Spending time with teammates and family.” 

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Gussie Johns (USC)

Why lacrosse?  “Lacrosse gets me in the zone!"


G 14U

Co-MVP Award 

Mia Pozzi

Team:  Salt City Snipers  

Hometown:  Baldwinsville, NY

School:  Durgee Jr. HS

Years at LPSC:  1st

Highlight of the weekend:  “This part of New York, and the cliff jumping!” 

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Caitlyn Wurzburger (American Heritage HS)

Why lacrosse?  “It’s a team sport, and there’s nothing like the thrill of the ball hitting the net. I like the movement of the ball, and you learn something new every day!”

G 14U

Co-MVP Award 

Kathryn Morrissey

Team:  Salt City Snipers  

Hometown:  Skaneateles, NY

School:  Skaneateles Central School

Years at LPSC:  1st

Highlight of the weekend:  “The setting – the landscape, the view – it’s not like Skaneateles!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Sam Apuzzo or Kayla Treanor

Why lacrosse?  “Everyone celebrates when one person makes a big play. There’s a lot of energy, and games are never over till the very end."


Girls 14U

Sportsmanship Award

Alden Duserick

Team:  Monster ’23 Purple

Hometown:  Pittsford, NY

School:  Mendon HS

Years at LPSC:  2nd

Highlight of the weekend:  “The scenery!” 

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Megan Taylor

Why lacrosse?  “It’s fast-paced, and it can change direction so quickly!"


Adult Winners

Mens 65+ 

MVP Award

Jeff Singer

Team:  Cloudsplitter ‘65 

Hometown:  Gaithersburg, MD 

School:  MIT  

Years at LPSC:  28  

Highlight of the weekend:  “Teammates, friendships, the setting, and the great competition.”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Rodney Rullman (Virginia)

Why lacrosse?  “It’s my passion – and my wife wants me out of the house!"


Mens 65+ 

Sportsmanship Award

Mark Paar

Team:  Ultra Legends  

Hometown:  Huntington, NY

School:  Huntington HS

Years at LPSC:  approx. 15

Highlight of the weekend:  “The guys… the camaraderie”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  “Charlie Paar – my son”

Why lacrosse?  “The people… my boys!"


Mens 60+ 

MVP Award

Scott Petosa

Team:  Eldest Statesmen

Hometown:  Chittenango, NY

School:  Hobart

Years at LPSC:  15+

Highlight of the weekend:  “Phenomenal tournament with different teams… you bring the whole family, even the grandchildren!”    

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Dave McNaney (Hobart)

Why lacrosse?  “I’m one of the best players my age who’s still playing – and I love my teammates!”


Mens 60+ 

Sportsmanship Award

Bob Liegner

Team:  Cloudsplitter 60+

Hometown:  Randolph, NJ   

School:  Kenyon

Years at LPSC:  19

Highlight of the weekend:  “The mountains, playing with and against the same people I played with and against in high school and college”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Ned Brokaw (Kenyon)

Why lacrosse?  “Playing lacrosse keeps me out of the gym!"


Mens 55+ 

MVP Award

Peter Cordrey

Team:  Team Harley

Hometown:  Tequesta, FL

School:  Princeton

Years at LPSC:  24

Highlight of the weekend:  “The people, and so many friends!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Zack Currier (Princeton)

Why play lacrosse?  “Because I still can!"


Mens 55+ 

Sportsmanship Award

Joe Bottner

Team:  Last Call

Hometown:  Massapequa, NY

School:  UVA

Years at LPSC:  15  

Highlight of the weekend:  “Being with the guys again – and the venue is beautiful!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Rodney Rullman (Virginia)

Why lacrosse?  “I grew up with it. I love the competition, and I enjoy the people."


Mens 50+ 

MVP Award

Mike DeMaria

Team:  Smokey Joe’s Quakers

Hometown:  Atlanta, GA

School:  Hobart

Years at LPSC:  4th

Highlight of the weekend:  “The tournament’s structure and organization – how well it’s run and how competitive it is... and running into old friends!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Brad Kotz (Syracuse University)

Why lacrosse?  “It’s who I am!”


Mens 50+ 

Sportsmanship Award

John Naslonski

Team:  Patriots

School:  Rutgers

Years at LPSC:  15

Highlight of the weekend:  “The camaraderie, the competition, hearing and telling the same stories over and over again!”   

Favorite Lacrosse Player(s):  “My kids – all three are playing in college this year!”

Why lacrosse?  “The competition, the contact, and the effort.”


Mens 45+ Gold

MVP Award

John Kanaras

Team:  Brown State

School:  U Penn  

Years at LPSC:  10+ 

Highlight of the weekend:  “Being with my boys, the friendships, the spirit, and the great sportsmanship.”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Brad Kotz

Why lacrosse?  “The team environment… the relationship to the game’s heritage is something special.”


Mens 45+ Gold

Sportsmanship Award

Shawn Marshall

Team:  Sailin’ Shoe

School:  University of Maryland

Years at LPSC:  25

Highlight of the weekend:  “Spending time with guys you don’t see very often… just re-connecting.”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Keith Mechiononi (Duke)

Why lacrosse?  “I love it! The pace, the camaraderie, and the teamwork!"


Mens 45+ Silver

MVP Award

Chris Vachiers

Team:  Checkmate  

School:  Cornell

Years at LPSC:  12

Highlight of the weekend:  “Great group of best friends!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  John Sexton (Notre Dame)

Why lacrosse?  “It’s the best game ever!"


Mens 45+ Silver

Sportsmanship Award

Chris Manning

Team:  Gray Devils  

School:  Duke

Years at LPSC:  3rd  

Highlight of the weekend:  “Seeing my friends and teammates!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  “Quint Kessenich (Johns Hopkins) – but really, my favorite players are all of my teammates on the Gray Devils. They're a special group, and I'm out here playing because of them.” 

Why lacrosse?  “I just started in 5th grade and loved it ever since!


Mens 40+

Sportsmanship Award

Tony Katagas

Team:  Motive Pure

School:  Western New England College  

Years at LPSC:  10th

Highlight of the weekend:  “Keep the game growing, and seeing old friends.”

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Chris Massey (Princeton)

Why lacrosse?  “I’m not ready for golf!"


Mens 40+

Sportsmanship Award

Chris Babb

Team:  Port Jefferson Sports

School:  Adelphi

Years at LPSC:  5th

Highlight of the weekend:  “The camaraderie with teams and families.”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Paul Gait

Why lacrosse?  “Everything about all sports, combined into one."


Mens 35+

MVP Award

Brian Carcaterra

Team:  Black and Blue Jays

School:  Johns Hopkins University 

Years at LPSC:  10

Highlight of the weekend:  “Are you kidding me? This is Woodstock meets the Final Four! Friends and family!”

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Gary Gait 

Why lacrosse?  “You can’t replace the feeling of making a big play… the camaraderie…"


Mens 35+

Sportsmanship Award

Ryan Maciaszek

Team:  Olden Flyers

School:  Nazareth College

Years at LPSC:  7th

Highlight of the weekend:  “Being with my family in the mountains.”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Tim Soudan

Why lacrosse?  “I love it! It makes me feel young!"

Mens 35+

Sportsmanship Award

Flip Wehrheim

Team:  Olden Flyers

School:  Hartwick College

Years at LPSC:  3rd

Highlight of the weekend:  “…same…”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Paul Gait

Why lacrosse?  “It’s awesome, but it makes me feel old."


Mens 30+

MVP Award

Jake Coon

Team:  Gosling’s Black Seals

School:  Nazareth

Years at LPSC:  22

Highlight of the weekend:  “The people… the good times… no pressure.”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  John Grant, Jr.

Why lacrosse?  “It’s free-flowing, and you can be your own type of player – and it’s become part of my career!”


Mens 30+

Sportsmanship Award

Patrick Cairns

Team:  Motive Pure

School:  Princeton  

Years at LPSC:  5th

Highlight of the weekend:  “Playing with my old teammates again… and of course, the mountains!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Tom Schreiber (Princeton)

Why lacrosse?  “It’s in the family – I just love it!"


Mens 18+ Gold

MVP Award

Jordan Krug

Team:  GMH

Hometown:  Marlton, NJ

School:  Cabrini

Years at LPSC:  2nd

Highlight of the weekend:  “The camaraderie, the fun, and the view.”   

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Mark Matthews (Denver)

Why lacrosse?  “Anyone can play; you work on your own craft – and it’s the fastest game on two feet!"

Mens 18+ Gold

MVP Award

Mike Sisselberger

Team:  GMH

Hometown:  Center Valley, PA

School:  Lehigh

Years at LPSC:  4th

Highlight of the weekend:  “The level of competition, and the history of this tournament.”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Jim Brown

Why lacrosse?  “Work ethic is more important than being the best athlete."


Mens 18+ Gold

Sportsmanship Award

Vin Curran

Team:  Dirty Birds  

Hometown:  Hull, MA

School:  Lynchburg

Years at LPSC:  1st

Highlight of the weekend:  “This is lacrosse’s best summer tournament! This is heaven!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  “My Dad, Stew Curran (Plymouth State)”

Why lacrosse?  “Nothing compares to lacrosse; it’s unique!"


Mens 18+ Silver

MVP Award

Eric Howard

Team:  ‘Dacks Lax

Hometown:  Plattsburgh, NY   

School:  Plattsburgh

Years at LPSC:  4th  

Highlight of the weekend:  “Being able to be back with the guys again.”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Ryan Hubbard (Plattsburgh)

Why lacrosse?  “It’s such a team sport. I grew up with a bunch of guys playing football, hockey, and lacrosse, but there’s nothing like lacrosse!


Mens 18+ Silver

Sportsmanship Award

Danny LaCrosse

Team:  Team Genny 

Hometown:  Canandaigua, NY

School:  Colgate

Years at LPSC:  6th

Highlight of the weekend:  “The team – they’re such genuine guys!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  “My uncle, Mike LaCrosse (Herkimer/Hofstra)”

Why lacrosse?  “I grew up with the name and the game – it’s a family affair!"


Womens 30+

MVP Award

Andi O'Connor

Team:  Laxified

School:  University of Maryland

Years at LPSC:  20

Highlight of the weekend:  “Family, friends, and fun.”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Sandy Lanahan

Why lacrosse?  “There’s just no other game like it!”


Womens 30+

Sportsmanship Award

Phuong McKay

Team:  Old School 

School:  Cornell  

Years at LPSC:  20

Highlight of the weekend:  “These women!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  “All these other Old School women!”

Why lacrosse?  “It’s so fast-paced – the fastest game on two feet!"


Womens 18-25+

MVP Award

Rachel McCheyn

Team:  1812 Shootout All Stars

Hometown:  Webster, NY  

School:  Niagara University

Years at LPSC:  1st

Highlight of the weekend:  “Meeting new teammates!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Kylie Ohlmiller (Stony Brook)

Why lacrosse?  “You have to play with your teammates to be successful, and you need to be versatile."


Womens 18-25+

Sportsmanship Award

Cait Sweeney

Team:  Laxified  

Hometown:  Shirley, NY

School:  Franklin Pierce

Years at LPSC:  1st

Highlight of the weekend:  “Watching the older men and women play!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Kenzie Kent (Boston College)

Why lacrosse?  “It’s different – you have to be athletic and crafty. And the women’s game is, like, ridiculous!"


Womens 18+ Gold

MVP Award

Zoe Ochoa

Team:  Eags

Hometown:  Boston, MA  

School:  Boston College

Years at LPSC:  1st

Highlight of the weekend:  “Being with my teammates, the beautiful surroundings, and all the great people!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Sam Apuzzo (Boson College)

Why lacrosse?  “It’s such a great community of people!"


Womens 18+ Gold

Sportsmanship Award

Katie Ramsay

Team:  Team HLA

Hometown:  Darien, CT

School:  University of Southern California

Years at LPSC:  4th

Highlight of the weekend:  “Meeting new people and teammates!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Sammy Jo Tracy (UNC)

Why lacrosse?  “It’s super interesting – and there’s nothing like the camaraderie of lacrosse people.”


Womens 18+ Silver

MVP Award

Casey "The Laser" Mitchell

Team:  Brew’s Your Daddy  

Hometown:  Mt. Sinai, NY

School:  Stony Brook

Years at LPSC:  3rd

Highlight of the weekend:  “Best collection of people who all love lacrosse – of all ages!”  

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Kylie Ohlmiller (Stony Brook)

Why lacrosse?  “My Dad raised me to play lacrosse – I started playing with and against boys. And there are so many more opportunities in lacrosse.”


Womens 18+ Silver

Sportsmanship Award

Ashley Britton

Team:  FCA Lacrosse Girls Elite Team

Hometown:  Annandale, MD  

School:  High Point University

Years at LPSC:  7 or 8

Highlight of the weekend:  “The ‘huddles’ and faith walks with my teammates.” 

Favorite Lacrosse Player:  Steph DeSmit (Messiah)

Why lacrosse?  “I’ve been playing my whole life, and my whole family plays. There’s the warrior spirit, and we walk with God…"