Niskayuna senior Kayla Treanor set a Section II precedent when she was recently named a United States Lacrosse Women’s Division High School All-American for the third year in a row. She will break new ground in another way June 30 as the Silver Warriors’ first participant in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic in Maryland.
Treanor and 43 other star 12th-graders from across the nation will compete at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium after being selected by the staff of Inside Lacrosse Magazine. Treanor will play for the North, which topped the South in last year’s game, 15-10.
“We’ve never had a dominant player like her in terms of what she’s done on the field and the honors she’s received,” said Niskayuna coach Peter Melito. “She’s a very special athlete.”
Treanor piled up 213 goals and 110 assists in her four varsity seasons. Her senior totals included 57 goals and 38 assists. As a junior she had 45 goals and 37 assists, and notched the deciding goal when Niskayuna beat Guilderland, 15-14, for the Section II Class A championship.
In the summer following that season Treanor helped the United States team go undefeated in winning the under-19 world championship in Germany.
“She can score and win center draws. What people don’t realize is she’s a really good defender,” said Melito. “Our defense struggled this year when we had her at attack. We moved her back [to midfield] and that shored us up.”
Goaltender Bobby Wardwell represented Section II in the Under Armour boys’ contest last year and received the Most Valuable Player Award after the South’s 11-9 win over the North. Wardwell played the second half, gave up two goals and tied the game record with 12 saves. Treanor will join Wardwell as a member of Syracuse University’s lacrosse program in the fall.
Aside from Treanor’s US Lacrosse recognition, Ritchie Assini of Niskayuna, Kelly Camardo and Shelby Iapoce of Guilderland, and Anne Morrison of Shaker were selected honorable mention
All-Americans by the organization. A senior goaltender, Morrison played a huge role as the Blue Bison captured their first Section II Class A title.
more All-America honors
For the second time, the Niskayuna boys’ team has been honored with four All-American selections by US Lacrosse.
Record-setting junior attackman Luke Goldstock, senior attacker Matt Sexton and senior midfielder Tanner MacIvor were tabbed for their on-field excellence, while senior goaltender Troy Manchester was cited for his academic achievement.
Goldstock amassed 83 goals, 61 assists and 144 points, Sexton
totaled 63 goals, 52 assists and 115 points, and MacIvor contributed 29 goals and 44 assists while winning over 70 percent of the faceoffs he took.
Goldstock and schoolmate Lucas Maloney, with 79 goals, both topped the Section II single-season record in that category. Dave Coughlin of Shaker (2000) and Jared Franze of Niskayuna (2009) had both scored 78 goals, as did Kevin Leveille of Albany Academy (1999) when the Cadets were a member of the New England Prep League. Goldstock also set a Niskayuna single-season record for points.
Niskayuna had four All-Americans in 2005 with Mark Bryan, Basil Daratsos, Noah Fosner and Nick Sapia (academic).
MacIvor has been invited to the Champion All-American Showcase, a four-team US Lacrosse-sponsored event to be played July 25-27 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida. Brian Schlansker of Niskayuna scored the go-ahead goal to help Team Spirit beat Team Freedom, 8-6, in last year’s title game.
West Islip (Section XI, 21-1) claimed its fifth state Class A boys’ lacrosse championship in seven years with a 12-7 win over Ithaca (Section IV, 18-2) Saturday at Middletown High School.
West Islip defeated Niskayuna (20-2) in the semifinals, 9-6, before closing the season with its 19th consecutive victory.
Garden City (Section VIII, 22-0) secured its third state title with an 11-4 Class B win over Irondequoit (Section V, 19-3), and Shoreham-Wading River (Section XI, 18-3) gained its second title with a 10-6 Class C triumph over Penn Yan (Section V, 20-3).
The West Genesee girls (Section III, 20-1) captured their sixth state banner with a 9-6 Class A win over Penfield (Section V, 13-9). Penfield edged Shaker (17-2) in overtime, 5-4, in the semifinals. Garden City (17-5) upped its championship total to 13 with a 13-8 Class B win over Canandaigua (Section V, 18-4), and Shoreham-Wading River
(17-3) made it five in six years with an 11-9 Class C victory over Honeoye Falls-Lima (Section V, 11-12).
Dutchmen lead state
Guilderland won its first Scholar/Athlete Team Award championship in the program’s 21 years, in boys’ tennis, with the Dutchmen averaging 97.394 in the classroom this spring to beat out Medina (97.363), Caledonia-Mumford (97.361) and Nanuet (97.359).
Guilderland’s 14 participants had the highest cumulative average among 252 teams, while Schuylerville’s 15-member group placed ninth (96.895). Guilderland became the first boys’ tennis team from Section II to place first in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association-sponsored program.
Guilderland finished second in the Section II Class AA tournament this season to Bethlehem, and captured the title in 2011.
Ballston Spa (95.153) placed second in the state in boys’ lacrosse, Glens Falls (98.628) took third in girls’ track and field, and Shenendehowa (94.483) finished fourth in baseball. Guilderland (96.654) and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (96.262) placed sixth and eighth, respectively, in girls’ lacrosse, and Amsterdam (95.286) placed 10th in boys’ golf.
Senior Austin Teal represented Albany Academy in both the state baseball and golf tournaments last week.
The left fielder scored the Cadets’ first run on a sacrifice fly in a 4-3 loss to Briarcliff in the state Class B baseball semifinals in Binghamton Saturday.
Teal carded Section II’s second-lowest score with a 81-80-161, good for 37th, at the state golf event the Sunday and Monday before at Cornell University. Victor Fox of Bethlehem placed fourth (75-77-152).
downstate beats upstate
The Downstate seniors beat their Upstate counterparts for the third year in a row, 27-23, at the New York State High School Football Classic Sunday at the Syracuse Carrier Dome.
The Upstate team included linebacker Brandon Miller (Shenendehowa, St. John Fisher), tight end Nic Ketter (Queensbury, UAlbany) and offensive lineman Sully Crotty (Christian Brothers Academy, Assumption).
The Upstate team led at the half, 17-14, before Downstate rallied. Downstate won the two previous all-star games, 36-7 and 41-7. East Syracuse-Minoa quarterback Tyler Johnson was the Upstate standout, completing 11 of 21 passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns.