All-WNY boys lacrosse team, front row from left: Tristan Dougherty (Bishop Timon-St. Jude), Chaunce Hill (Akron), James Bassett (St. Joe’s), Matt Perla (Orchard Park), Dennis Gilbert (St. Joe’s), James Stenzel (Niagara Wheatfield), Adam DiMillo (Timon). Back row: Gary Sundown, Man of the Year (Akron), Josh Slowinski (Clarence), Lucas Shafer (Hamburg), Lex Oakes (Clarence), Connor Fields (Timon), Larson Sundown (Akron), Brennan Ferguson (Niagara Wheatfield), Colin Greenway (Williamsville East), Vince Schiffert, Coach of the Year (Niagara Wheatfield).
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Tristan Dougherty Timon/SJ G 11 Led Monsignor Martin with 188 saves. Stopping 62 percent of the shots against a tough schedule, 90 academic average.

James Stenzel Nia. Wheat. D 11 Four-year varsity player, impressive size and strength helped gather 114 ground balls, also plays hockey.

Matt Perla Orchard Park D 11 Quakers have won back-to-back sectional titles with Perla as a starter, three-sport athlete, carries 94 average.

Dennis Gilbert St. Joe’s D 12 Defensive Player of Year in Monsignor Martin, 73 ground balls, three-year starter, Niagara University hockey commit.

Chaunce Hill Akron LSM 11 Won 115 of 182 faceoffs for Class C champs, 55 goals, 194 ground balls, three-year starter, 90.5 average.

James Bassett St. Joe’s LSM 12 Signed with Division II Merrimack, four-year starter, won two state titles with Marauders in hockey.

Lex Oakes Clarence M 12 Signed with Canisius, had 43 goals, 18 assists for Class A finalists, 92 average, 3-year starter.

Josh Slowinski Clarence M 11 Committed to Div. II LeMoyne, Class A Player of Year, broke record for most goals in a season with 56.

Lucas Shafer Hamburg M 12 Signed with Div. II Lake Erie College, 74 goals, 30 assists for Class B champs, 90 average, three-year starter.

Adam DiMillo Timon/SJ M 12 Three-time All-WNY, committed to Maryland, four-year starter at Timon, scored 55 goals, 17 assists, carries 95 average.

Larson Sundown Akron A 12 Instinctive player who scored 73 goals 87 assists, had 6 goals and 5 assists in sectional win over Gowanda, three-year starter.

Brennan Ferguson Nia. Wheat. A 12 Received Haudenosaune Promise Scholarship to Syracuse, had a team-leading 45 goals and 49 assists.

Connor Fields Timon/SJ A 12 Repeat pick, committed to Albany, runaway leader in Monsignor Martin with 97 goals, 13 assists for 131 points.

Colin Greenway Wmsv. East A 12 Repeat pick, will play at Mercyhurst, school record for season assists (60) and career points (331).

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