Dryden Lax Calendar

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lacrosse World Games Begin

Lacrosse's version of Soccer's World Cup takes place in Colorado starting tonight. 38 Nations with many local connections. Cornell has several connections Players and Coaches) to the US and Canadian Teams along with the Iroquois Nationals, Sweden and Israel. Cornell Lacrosse's current associate head coach is the head coach of Russia. The Lasda brothers from Ithaca are playing for Latvia. USA plays Canada at 9pm tonight on ESPN2 - The rest of the USA games are on ESPNU. The Calendar on our website has the USA game listed. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Senior Lax Trio plays in Exceptional Senior Game

Ross, Joe and Jake with Coach McGuerty after the game.
Vestal NY - Ross, Joe and Jake we members of the Section IV West Senior Team on Monday Night at Vestal High School. All played well and contributed.

 Jake played LSM and then some close D.  Joe and Ross were on the same attack line. Joe had a goal.   Nice way to finish up their Dryden Lax Careers.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lisa Zehr wins Lax Award

Lisa Zehr - 2014 US Lacrosse Section 4 "Man of the Year"
Dryden Lacrosse is fortunate to have great volunteers. Tonight one of those volunteers was recognized for her work. Lisa Zehr was presented with the 2014 US Lacrosse Section 4 "Man of the Year" award tonight at our Lacrosse Banquet. All of us in the Dryden Lacrosse Family are well aware of the endless work Lisa has put into our program to help get us where we are today. The US Lacrosse Equipment Grant and the Dick's Sporting Goods Sports Matter Grant are just a couple of the projects that Lisa has taken the lead on for us. It is a true honor for her hard work to be recognized by the Section 4 Coaches and US Lacrosse. Congratulations Lisa we are proud of you! We'll have to ask them to change the name to Person of the year!

2014 Christofferson Award WInner

Starting with our first year of Varsity Lacrosse in 2007 "The Christofferson Boys Lacrosse Award" has been presented annually to the player who represents hard work and dedication and is a model for other players on the team. This years winner is Connor O'Brien. Congratulations Connor!
Past Winners are:
2007 Marty Christofferson Jr.
2008 Dana Christofferson
2009 Dana Christofferson
2010 Jimmy Dowdall
2011 Josh Moshier
2012 Dakota Jackson
2013 Ross Cole

End of Season Picnic today (Tuesday May 27th)

Reminder that our end of Season picnic for both Modified and Varsity is this afternoon at Dryden Lake under the large Pavilion.  Starts @ 6pm.  Hotdogs and Water Provided -  Bring your own plates, utensils and Drinks (if you want something other than water) Also bring any borrowed equipment and your uniforms to turn in. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Section IV Lacrosse All-stars

Section 4 All-Stars

All-Americans: Pat Carlin, sr., Vestal; Tyler Ford, sr., Owego; Nick Neferis, Johnson City. Academic All-American: Rob Potenzino, sr., Vestal. Coach of the Year: Chris Dutkowsky, Vestal. Assistant Coach of the Year: Scott Faulkner, Vestal.  US Lacrosse Man (person) of the Year  - Lisa Zehr - Dryden

Division I All-Stars

First Team
Attack: Charlie Estill, sr., Ithaca; Kyle Grimaldi, jr., Corning; Jimmy Zervos, jr., Binghamton; Jake Nelson, jr., Vestal. Midfield: Ian Cook, soph., Horseheads; Carter McCormick, soph., Horseheads; Sam Crusha, jr., Corning; Spencer Passmore, sr., Corning; Devon Sullivan, soph., Corning; Ben Stallman, sr., Binghamton. Defense: Bailey Bourgeois, sr., Horseheads; Salen Turkovic, sr., Binghamton; Eamon Reynolds, sr., Vestal; Brooks Reed, sr., Ithaca; Austin Cates, sr., Corning. Defensive midfield: Zach Penne, sr., Ithaca; Garrett Huff, sr., Corning; Troy Harding, sr., Vestal. Faceoff specialist: Chris Caruso, jr., Corning. Goalie: Nick Nehring, sr., Corning.
Second Team
Attack: Aiden Olmstead, fr., Corning; Jordan Gush, sr., Horseheads; Jared Nelson, soph., Vestal. Midfield: Pete Ciacelli, sr., Union-Endicott; Zach Cook, sr., Vestal; Aidan McCarthy, sr., Ithaca. Defense: Justin Ketchum, sr., Union-Endicott; Thomas Johnson, sr., Ithaca.

Division II All-Stars

First Team
Attack: Jeremy Leary, sr., Oneonta; Brock Post, sr., Maine-Endwell; Shane Majewski, jr., Johnson City; Sam Sherrill, jr., Oneonta. Midfield: Vincent Vultaggio, soph., Maine-Endwell; Josh Bradford, sr., Johnson City; Pat Bilberry, soph., Owego; Nick Pert, soph., Chenango Valley; Ryan Corey, sr., Chenango Valley; Shawn Smith, sr., Owego. Defense: Colby Chapman, sr., Johnson City; Hunter Hazen, jr., Maine-Endwell; Steven Salvatore, jr., Maine-Endwell; Bryan Pert, sr., Chenango Valley. Defensive midfield: Kyle Urban, sr., Maine-Endwell; Brian Ball, sr., Chenango Valley; Ryan Wilson, sr., Owego. Face-off specialist: Justin Miller, sr., Maine-Endwell. Goalie: Tyler DeSario, sr., Maine-EndwellSecond Team
Attack: Brandon Pauly, sr., Owego; Justin Kopansky, fr., Maine-Endwell; Alex Sprague-Getsy, soph., Johnson City. Midfield: Connor O’Brien, sr., Maine-Endwell; Tyler Thompson, fr., Maine-Endwell; Alex Pepper, sr., Johnson City. Defense: Adam Korutz, soph., Johnson City; Adam Coe, sr., Oneonta; Chris Wieckhorst, soph., Owego. Goalie: Chris Charnetsky, sr., Johnson City.

Division III All-Stars

First Team
Attack: Jake Lynch, Whitney Point; Jonas McCaig, Elmira Notre Dame; Logan Hall, Chenango Forks; Ross Cole, Dryden. Midfield: Eric Dardia, Dryden; Sam Crowley, Seton Catholic Central; Donovan Strudevant, Whitney Point; Dan O’Brien, Seton Catholic Central; Jack Sherwood, Chenango Forks; Brandon Mahjan, Elmira Notre Dame. Defense: Ty Leviere, Dryden; Cody Firette, Whitney Point; John Colm Sweeney, Chenango Forks; Dan Eaton, Whitney Point. Defensive midfield: Ryan Bronson, Chenango Forks; Jake Crpranski, Dryden; Will Pochal, Elmira Notre Dame. Face-off specialist: Brennan Levis, Seton Catholic Central. Goalie: Drew Gardener, Whitney Point.
Second Team
Attack: Corey Hodges, Whitney Point; Joe Delucia, Dryden; Brandon Dutcher, Chenango Forks. Midfield: Cody Lamond, Chenango Forks; Bret Ellerson, Whitney Point; Jack Chapman, Elmira Notre Dame. Defense: Alex Freije, Chenango Forks; Trevor Borchardt, Chenango Forks; Bobby Kelly, Seton Catholic Central. Goalie: Keshawn Baker, Seton Catholic Central.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dryden Budget Passes - Dryden Boys and Girls Varsity Lacrosse are funded!

Our 9th year of Varsity Boys Lacrosse at Dryden (2015 season) will be our first as an official Dryden Central School Funded Sport. Thank you to the Board of Education and the voters. The hard work of several dedicated families over the years has really paid off. We've come a long way since that summer of 2000 when a dozen kids tossed some balls around Montgomery Park with hopes of bringing lacrosse to Dryden. To help celebrate, here's our first logo. A classic!

Girls Varsity and Varsity Golf will now be funded also.

Dryden Boys Modified Lacrosse picks up a win over Tompkins County Rival Ithaca

Congratulations to the Dryden Boys Modified with a 5-4 win over Ithaca on Monday afternoon.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

5 Lion Laxers earn Season Awards

Congratulations to the 5 Dryden Lacrosse Lions that were selected to be Section 4 - Division III Lacrosse All-Stars. Ross, Joe and Jake were also invited to play in the Exceptional Seniors All-Star Game (TBA) . The second consecutive year we have put multiple players on the all-star team. Joe, Jake and Erik were all-stars last year too. Great Job Guys!

Friday, May 9, 2014

A look back at 9 years (10 seaosns) of Dryden Lacrosse

Many years ago on Sunday May 15, 2005 a group of 3rd and 4th graders in purple mesh jerseys with DRYDEN LAX across their chest played their very first lacrosse game on Keibel Rd in Whitney Point. Tonight, just 6 days shy of 9 years from that first game those 3rd graders from 2005 will play their last lacrosse game for Dryden against Whitney Point.  Talk about coming full circle. (I really didn’t have that first game’s date memorized, the exif data in the digital photo from that day showed the date it was taken J )
Here comes that bittersweet feeling again.   The third and final season of Ross’ senior year is coming to an end.  As each of the other two seasons ended there were mixed emotions headed into senior nights.  A feeling of joy and happiness for Ross and his senior teammates for all their hard earned accomplishments.  A feeling of great pride for his work ethic, sportsmanship and leadership and then more joy for the relationships we had gained with coaches, other families at Dryden and with those from other schools that he played club sports with and finally that empty feeling knowing I’d soon be watching his last game.
Those feelings have been swirling around in my head a lot recently, especially on my 70 minute commute each morning and afternoon.  It wasn’t a pretty sight the other night as I scrolled though thousands of photos (so glad I took up photography as hobby and thankful to Darl Zehr for all his advice over the last few years) looking for those special moments for each of this year’s seniors.  Let’s just say there were tears.  It seems the feelings are now magnified.  Partially because this is it, a major part of Ross’s 4 years at Dryden High School is coming to an end, there’s no more next season.  But mostly because it’s lacrosse.  The sport I excelled at in high school, played in college. When we moved to Dryden in the early 90’s there was no lacrosse and I had no idea that I’d ever have a chance to teach it to my son one day.  As many know, being a lacrosse family in Dryden isn’t like being involved in any other sport played at DCS.  Lacrosse requires parent and family involvement to keep it going.  During the season we fundraise to pay for referees and coaches, keep the scorebook, run the scoreboard, do announcements and help set up the field to name a few things.  It seems like it was a never ending process but I wouldn’t have changed a thing.  The reward for all that hard work will be seeing Dryden Lacrosse’s 8th Varsity Senior Class cap their careers tonight under the lights.  This is the 10th season Ross, Joe, Howie and Griffin have been playing together.  Dan and Jake joined lacrosse later in their high school careers and Troy has been with them all for several years as the team’s manager.  I’m very proud of them all.  And I’m proud of what Dryden
Even though we don’t want it to end, Kathleen and I couldn’t have asked for a better senior year of sports for Ross.  He has arguably had his best individual performances in all three sports this year.  To be a three sport athlete these days is very rare. To be a leader on each team (Captain in all 3 sports this year) and a key contributor on the fields and court is something special.  Thanks for the memories Bud, we couldn’t be more proud.

Class of 2014 - Senior Night vs. Whitney Point.

Congrats to our Seniors

Thursday, April 24, 2014

SportsMatter -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Today's Lax Game is Postponed (04/15/2014)

Today's (04/15/2014) Varsity Lax Game versus Elmira Notre Dame is postponed. Snow, Standing Water on the field and a 17 degree wind-chill, not the best conditions for any outdoor sport.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Varsity Laxers fall to Whitney Point look to rebound against Oneonta on Saturday

Whitney Point 18, Dryden 6

Dryden 2 1 2 1 6
Whitney Pt. 3 3 7 5 18
Dryden goals-assists: Ross Cole 2-0; Joe Delucia 0-2; Dan Atwood 1-1; Eric Dardia 2-0; Gavin Marsh 1-0. WP goals-assists: Jake Lynch 4-4; Corey Hodges 3-1; Dylan Eldridge 4-0; Brett Ellerson 1-3; Dan Ellerson 1-0; Donovan Sturdevant 2-1; Will Hoyt 1-1; Pat Sluznis 1-0; Victor Beecher 1-0; Eric Hamm 0-1. Shots: D 27; WP 38. Ground balls: WP 33. Faceoffs: WP 16-28. Man-up: D 1-3; WP 2-2. Goalie saves: Drew Gardner (WP) 10. Records: Whitney Point 5-1.

Next up is Oneonta - 10:30am face off on the Stadium Field

Modified Boys open with a Win at Watkins Glen

Thanks for the post game photo Todd Ashley!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Today's Dryden Lacrosse Home opener will take place at TC3 @ 5pm

Today is Dryden Varsity Lacrosse's 8th Home Opener. (5PM at TC3) Dryden Lax started in Dryden in the fall of 2000. We had our first school modified team in 2004 and First Varsity in 2007. This photo is of a few of this years seniors during the dairy day parade in 2007 as they were finishing their 5th grade year. Find more about our History at http://www.drydenlax.com/search?updated-min=2007-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-05%3A00&updated-max=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=1

Friday, April 4, 2014

Lion Laxers fall to 0-3, look to rebound Saturday at END

Maine-Endwell 17, Dryden 4

Dryden 1 0 1 2 4
M-E 10 3 2 2 17
Dryden goals-assists: Joe DeLucia 3-1; Erik Dardia 1-0; Ross Cole 0-1. M-E goals-assists: Brock Post 6-4; Connor O’Brien 4-0; Vincent Vultaggio 2-0; Paul Jensen 2-0; Jamie Hess Jr. 0-3; Justin Miller 1-1; Justin Kopansky 0-1; Tyler Thompson 1-0; Kyle Urban 1-0; Hunter Hazen 0-1; Jake Berstein 0-1. Shots: D 11; M-E 57. Ground balls: D 17; M-E 30. Faceoffs: M-E 17-23. Man-up: D 0-5; M-E 1-2. Goalie saves: Danver Space (D) 13; Tripp Calele (D) 5; Tyler DeSario (M-E) 1; Austin Smith (M-E) 4. Records: M-E 5-0.

Next Game Saturday @ Elmira Notre Dame - 11AM  McNaught Field  (link to directions)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Boys Lacrosse Preview - Star Gazette

The Ithaca, Vestal and Johnson City boys lacrosse teams have enjoyed strangleholds on their respective Section 4 championships in recent years, a trend all three hope continues this season.

Ithaca has won five consecutive Class A crowns, Vestal the past three Class B titles and Johnson City the past two Class C titles. While the Little Red has an entirely new starting lineup from last year’s state runner-up, both Vestal and Johnson City have many key players returning as they seek a return to the state playoffs.

They will all undergo their quests in a revamped Section 4 Boys Lacrosse Conference, which will consist of three divisions, one more than a year ago.

Division I will consist of Bingham­ton, Corning, Ithaca, Horseheads, Ves­tal and Union-Endicott; Division II will include Chenango Valley, JC, Maine-Endwell, Oneonta, and Owego; and Di­vision III will feature Chenango Forks, Dryden, Elmira Notre Dame, Seton Catholic Central and Whitney Point.

Elmira will compete as an indepen­dent this season with first-year varsity
  program Watkins Glen.

Class A

Binghamton is seeking its sixth consecutive winning season, and will do so under first-year coach Mark Ward, who was instrumental in building the Owego program several years ago and has also had head coaching stints at Seton Catholic Central.

Ward inherits a squad with 17 seniors, but also three sophomores and three freshmen. Two of those freshmen, goalie Thomas Draper and attacker Stavros Zervos, will start. Among key seniors are All-Section 4 Divi­sion I defenseman Salen Turkovic and midfielder/ face-off specialist Ben
Stallman. Ithaca has gone 69-8 the past four seasons, ad­vancing to three state fi­nal fours, including a pair of state runner-up finish­es in 2011 and 2012. Though suffering heavy graduation losses, the Lit­tle Red do return senior attack Charlie Estill and junior attack Zach John­son.

Corning will have an new starting attack but returns midfielders Spen­cer Passmore, Sam Crusha and Garrett Huff. Austin Cates (defensive middie) and goalie Nick Nehring also return. Coach Chris Hogue is hopeful attacks Kyle Gri­maldi and Aidan Olm­stead and midfielder De­von Sullivan can emerge as viable contributors.

Class B

Former Vestal standout Chris Dutkowsky takes over the coaching reins at his alma mater. Dutkowsky’s squad features a good group of senior midfielders in Section 4  all-star and Syracuse­bound Pat Carlin, Cort­land State-bound Zach Cook, and Rob Potenzino. Troy Harding, another senior, will be a key pres­ence
at long-stick middie.

Junior Jake Nelson, a Section 4  all-star, is the top attack, and senior Nick Nestlerode returns in goal. Defensively, seniors Kevin Tung and Tyler Lane, junior Kolby Kurat­nick and sophomore Ea­mon Reynolds will be key.

“I don’t feel any pres­sure,” said Dutkowsky, of extending Vestal’s sec­tional title streak. “I just want to keep everything going the way it’s been. The (kids) have been great. I came in, and right from the start they trust­ed the change to myself and (assistant) Scott
Faulkner very well.” Horseheads could emerge as a Section 4  Class B title threat. The Blue Raiders are bol­stered by a quartet of re­turning Section 4 all­stars: senior attack Jor­dan Gush (33 goals last season), senior defense­man Bailey Bourgeois, senior goalie Chris Bucca­relli and sophomore mid­fielder Ian Cook (27 goals-25 assists). Class C

Johnson City went undefeated through regularseason and Section 4  post­season play last season, and while the Wildcats must replace nine Section 4 all-stars, there is suffi­cient talent another title
run. Most notable among the returnees are senior midfielder Nick Neferis (56 goals-18 assists) and junior attack Shane Majewski (63-31), who was Section 4's leading scorer last season and is the school’s all-time goals leader with 224. JC also features three other Section 4  all-stars in sophomore Adam Korutz — who moves from long­stick middie to defense — goalie Chris Charnetsky and defenseman Colby Chapman. Maine-Endwell, which lost 11-10 to Johnson City in last year’s Class C final, should be among the chief challengers again this season.

Chenango Forks and Whitney Point both en­joyed
solid seasons a year ago and could find them­selves in the title hunt as well. Whitney Point features high-scoring Jake Lynch and Corey Hodges on attack, as well as goalie Drew Gardner, all three earning Section 4 all-star honors last season. Dono­van Sturdevant is another key returner. Owego lost several key players to graduation and will lean on returners Brandon Pauly on attack, Tyler Ford, Pat Bilbrey and Sean Smith in the mid­field, Ryan Wilson at long­stick middie, Dave Lopez on defense and Nick Fi­guerado in goal.

Elmira Notre Dame has the high-scoring sen­ior duo of Jonas McCaig and Brandon Mahajan on attack. Both are returning all-stars, along with sen­ior defender Will Pochal as part of a veteran ros­ter that should improve upon last year’s 3-13 cam­paign.

Dryden features con­siderable experience with third-year players Joe De­
Lucia (Section 4   all­star), Ross Cole and Dan Atwood, all capable scor­ers. Midfielder Erik Dardia leads a unit that also includes senior Ho­wie Lauretti and Duran Joyce. Jake Czpranski (long-stick) and Griffen Wood (defense) are sen­iors who should have an impact.


Elmira has a new coach in Jason Stukey, a graduate of longtime state power West Gene­see High who was the Express’s JV coach the past two seasons. He will guide a team that fea­tures returners Kyle Johnson and Joe Cerio in the midfield, Jordan Goldbourn and Tim For­rest on defense, Tyler Prunoske and Shea Ames on attack and Brandon Taft in goal.

Watkins Glen, under coach Joe Kostolansky will play a schedule against varsity and ju­nior varsity competi­tion.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Saturday's Elmira Notre Dame Game - New Field (different from previous years)

Elmira Notre Dame is getting turf on their old field and are playing home games on McNaught in Elmira.  The filed is off of Maple Ave but there is no parking on Maple.  Please see the map with directions below.

Directions to Maine-Endwell High School for Thursday's Game

Directions from the DCS Athletic Website for Maine-Endwell High School

Directions to Maine-Endwell High School:

Take 38 south...to 38B(going east)...take it all the way to the end. Connects to Route 26 south(right hand turn)...now you are in Union Center. Go short distance and take a left hand turn onto Nanticoke Drive...this is a sharp turn. Take a left hand turn onto Twist Run Rd....when you come to a "Y" in the road... bear right. This will put you onto Taft Rd. Take Taft to Hooper Road..take a left on Hooper Rd. Take a left onto Farm-to-Market. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Today's Chenago Forks Game is Now AWAY 5PM start

Just in case the Varsity Parents didn’t hear – Today’s Home Game (Tuesday 04/01/)  against Chenango Forks is now an away game with a 5:00pm start.

Directions from our School Athletic Website – Be sure to read note below the directions.

Directions to Chenango Forks High School:

Take Route 81 South to Exit #6 (Chenango Bridge), turn left and go to the light. Turn left onto Route 12, follow it to the 3rd light where you will turn right onto River Road. Now take the 3rd right onto Patch Road. Go to the 4th right, onto Gordon and follow this to the end. You will be at the school. (SEE NOTE BELOW)

NOTE:  The 4th right off of Patch as shown above gets you to the High School.  You will want to take the second right (I believe there is a sign for Lacrosse field and Tennis Courts)  into the Elementary School Parking lot to get to the Football Field.  The Gordon directions work but you will have farther to walk. 

I believe the address we typically use for our GPS is 14 Patch Road.  

Monday, March 31, 2014

After two Postponements Dryden Lax opens against Chenango Valley @ Vestal

Chenango Valley 9, Dryden 5

Dryden 1 3 1 0 5
Chenango Valley 4 2 2 1 9
Dryden goals-assists: Ross Cole 2-1, Joe Deluchia 1-2, Dan Atwood 1-0, Duran Joyce 1-0, Padrick Ianndello 0-1. CV goals-assists: Ryan Corey 2-2, Reed Grunder 2-0, Matt Slezak 2-0, Nick Pert 2-0, Zach Fuller 1-0, Cortez Ezans 0-2. Shots: CV 19-12. Ground balls: CV, 39-24. Faceoffs: CV, 16-1. Man-up: CV 3-for-11; Dryden 2-for-6. Goalie saves: Emanuel Maciak (CV) 12; Tripp Calele (Dryden) 7. Records: CV 2-1; Dryden 0-1.

Photos from the game

Monday, March 24, 2014

Clothing Deadline Extended

Due to all the delays that we experienced trying to have the Dryden Lax Player/Parent Meeting, the Clothing Order Deadline has been extended to Wednesday March 26th. We need at least 20 individual orders for them to process the whole order.  Delivery is about 4 weeks after the close date.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Reminder: Dryden Boys Lax Parent and Player Meeting today

With the break in the weather the varsity team was able to practice outside yesterday.  They are planning on that today too.  Their outdoor practice takes place at the High School.  The original plan for the meeting had it taking place at the end of the modified practice and just before the varsity, assuming both were at the Elementary GYM.

The meeting will still be at the Elementary School – Varsity will be wrapping up practice at 5:15 in order for the boys to make it over to the elementary school.   The meeting start will be a few minutes later than originally planned.