Dryden Lax Calendar

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