Empire State Cup Leaders/Results

Empire State Cup Leaders/Results

Empire State Cup Leaders/Results

Coverage from Day 1

19 – Ryan Cook, Central
12 – Kevin McDermott, Hudson Valley
12 – Andrew Potter, Central
11 - Matt Bannett, Central
10 - Joseph Licciardi, New York City
10 – Davis Prince, Western
9 – Conor Muldoon, Long Island
8 – Matthew Raffa, Long Island
8 - John Korzelius, Hudson Valley
7 – Jonathan Perotto, Western
7 – Brian Smyth, New York City
7 - Jason Debenedictis, Long Island

13 – Ryan Cook, Central
10 – Davis Prince, Western
9 – Bailey Wilkinson, Central
7 – Joseph Licciardi, New York City
6 – Brian Smyth, New York City
5 – Jack Grossman, New York City
4 - Matt Bennett, Central
4 – Bryan Collister, Western
4 – Noah Fosse, New York City

Empire State Cup Leaders/Results

32 – Ryan Cook, Central
20 – Davis Prince, Western
17 – Joseph Licciardi, New York City
17 – Kevin McDermott, Hudson Valley
13 – Matthew Raffa, Long Island
12 – Brian Smyth, New York City
11 – Conor Muldoon, Long Island
10 – Jack Grossman, New York City

43 - Michael Farber, Hudson Valley
42 - Riley Smith, Adirondack
39 - Nicholas Nehring, Central37 - Liam Guiton, Western
34 - Christopher Bucciarelli, Adirondack
32 - Max Smith, Central31 - Daniel Costa,Long Island
26 - Jonathan Klobus, Long Island
19 - Will Ramos, Hudson Valley

Consolation Game- Hudson Valley 14, Adirondack 2

Hudson Valley downs Adirondack in a convincing fashion to win the consolation game. Hudson Valley came out to a fast start getting up 4-0 at the end of the first quarter and then 7-0 at halftime. Their offense continued to produce, scoring 7 goals in the second half to beat Adirondack 14-2. Hudson was led by attack man, Kevin McDermott who scored 3 goals and had 1 assist. Michael Cegielski also contributed 3 goals for Hudson Valley. Adirondack’s leading scorer was attack man, Sterling Sikes (1g, 1a). Hudson Valley won the battle at the X, going 13-17, credit to face off men, Orefice (9-11) and and Farquharson (4-6).

Bronze Medal Game- Central 15, Western 6

Central tops Western 15-6 to take home the Bronze Medal. Central was strong from the get go, taking a 7-2 lead at the half. Central dominated at the face off X, going 19-24 thanks to Andrew Potter (10-13) and Henry Mann (9-10). Both Potter and Matthew Bennett scored 4 goals for Central. Ryan Cook contributed 1 goal and 2 assists for Central, while Bailey Wilkinson generated 3 assists. Davis Prince went 1 and 2 to lead the Western squad. Central goalie, Nicholas Nehring, made 10 saves.

Gold Medal Game – New York City 4, Long Island 2

New York City downs Long Island to repeat as champions of the Empire State Cup in a 4-2 defensive slugfest, with the lowest-scoring contest of the entire tournament. Mike Perkins got New York City on the board first, sprinting down the left lane and threading an overhand shot to the top right corner. Long Island would tie the game shortly thereafter, as Jason Debenedictis scored on a pass from Troy Miller.

New York City got outstanding performances from their goaltenders, as Dylan Moser recorded 6 saves in the first half, and then Daniel Katzman followed that up with 7 saves in the second half. Strong play in the cage, as well as solid defense led by John Carrigan and Dominick Calisto, helped New York City keep Long Island off the scoreboard for a stretch of more than 24 minutes, with the Island team going scoreless in the second and third quarters.

Empire State Cup Leaders/Results

Meanwhile, New York City would pull ahead 2-1 in the second quarter on an unassisted tally from Patrick O’Rourke, who slapped a looseball off a deflected save into the net. New York City pulled ahead 4-1 in the third, as Jake Schneider scored on a feed from Perikins, and then William Pasik scored unassisted.

The City squad would get shutout in the fourth, and Long Island got its second goal when Paul Guarino scored on a long range crank on a feed from Brian Gaffney. New York City would hold on to claim the 4-2 lead and repeat as gold medal winners at the second annual Empire State Cup.

Inside Lacrosse and @ILPreps were on hand to help select the Empire State Cup All-Tournament team, which is listed below. ILGear.com presented the tournament’s MVP, New York City’s Joe Licciardi, with an Under Armour Charge head custom strung by Top Knotch Lacrosse.


Ryan Cook, Central

Kevin McDermott, Hudson Valley

Davis Prince, Western

Matt Raffa, Long Island

Jason Debenedictis, Long Island

Matthew Bennett, Central


Joe Licciardi, New York City

Henry Mann, Central

Brian Gaffney, Long Island

Bryan Smyth, New York City

Andrew Potter, Central

Mike Perkins, New York City

Michael Calvagna, Long Island


Lazarus Chavez, Hudson Valley

Michael Ruane, Long Island


Michael Aronow, Long Island

John Carrigan, New York City

Dominick Calisto, New York City

Nick Nye, Central

Forrest Hunt, Long Island


Riley Smith, Adirondack

Liam Guiton, Western

Joe Licciardi, Midfield, New York City
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