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#PrepTalkAlumni in NCAA Division I men's lacrosse

Although the Buffalo area isn't quite the lacrosse factory of its neighbors in Rochester, Section VI churns out talent that's well equipped to play at a high level in college.

Former Timon football and lacrosse standout Adam DiMillo plies his trade for Maryland, the current No. 1 team in the nation, while Nichols graduate Luke Walsh won a national championship with the North Carolina Tar Heels last spring.

Can Albany's Connor Fields, another Timon product, build on a dynamite junior season? What kind of an impact will Reid Martin (Manhattan) and Carter Stefaniak (Canisius) make as freshmen?

Use the links in this post to follow along with the 2017 college lacrosse season:

University of Albany
2016 record: 12-4 overall, 6-0 in conference
Follow the Great Danes' record and statistics in 2017

*Connor Fields, junior attack, No. 5
HS: Bishop Timon
2016 stats: 16 games (all starts), 44 goals, 29 assists, 73 points, 26 GBs

*Chaunce Hill, sophomore defender, No. 4
HS: Akron
2016 stats: 7 games (no starts), no statistics

*Matt Perla, sophomore defender, No. 34
HS: Orchard Park
2016 stats: 2 games (no starts), no statistics

*Ron John, freshman midfielder, No. 33
HS: Lake Shore

Timon's Connor Fields, right, puts a move on Canisius' Joe Pernick in 2013. Fields had a terrific 2016 season with Albany. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News file photo)

Canisius College
2016 record: 4-8 overall, 3-3 in MAAC
Follow the Griffs' record and statistics in 2017

*Lewis Vaccaro, senior midfielder, No. 11
HS: Bishop Timon
2016 stats: 12 games (all starts), 13 goals, six assists, 19 points, 7 GBs

*Lex Oakes, junior midfielder, No. 26
HS: Clarence
2016 stats: 6 games (no starts), no statistics

*Thomas Zacher, senior goalie, No. 50
HS: Medina
2016 stats: 2 games (no starts), 1-0 record, 7.57 GAA, three saves

*Blake Rickan, junior long-stick midfielder, No. 77
HS: Williamsville East
2016 stats: 9 games (no starts), no statistics

*Tyler McPeek, sophomore faceoff, No. 1
HS: Amherst
2016 stats: None

*Drew House, freshman defender, No. 23
HS: St. Joe's

*Carter Stefaniak, freshman midfielder, No. 7
HS: St. Joe's

*Johnathan Phillips, freshman midfielder, No. 14
HS: Sweet Home

*Adam Dunbar, freshman attack, No. 49
HS: East Aurora

2016 boys lacrosse honor roll: All-Americans, league all-stars

Hobart College
2016 record: 10-7 overall, 4-2 in conference
Follow the Statesmen's record and statistics in 2017

*Jackson Brown, senior goalie, No. 39
HS: Bishop Timon
2016 stats: 17 games (all starts), 10-7 record, 9.74 GAA, 183 saves

*Frank Brown, senior attack, No. 83
HS: Silver Creek
2016 stats: 17 games (all starts), 34 goals, 10 assists, 44 points, 24 GBs

*Tanner John, senior midfielder, No. 88
HS: Salamanca
2016 stats: 4 games (no starts), no statistics

*Tristan Daugherty, sophomore goalie, No. 2
HS: Bishop Timon
2016 stats: 1 game (no starts), 43 seconds of action

*Kevin Goltz, sophomore midfielder, No. 27
HS: Orchard Park
2016 stats: 1 game (no starts), no statistics

*Tyler Skretny, sophomore defender, No. 77
HS: West Seneca East
2016 stats: 1 game (no starts), no statistics

Silver Creek's Frank Brown (22) breaks around a defender in the 2011 Far West Regional. (John Hickey/Buffalo News file photo)

Manhattan College
2016 record: 3-12 overall, 1-5 in MAAC
Follow the Jaspers' record and statistics in 2017

*Reid Martin, freshman midfielder, No. 26
HS: Canisius High School

2015 boys lacrosse honor roll: All-Americans, all-league picks

Marist College
2016 record: 9-7 overall, 4-2 in conference
Follow the Red Foxes' record and statistics in 2017

*J.D. Recor, senior attack, No. 3
HS: Bishop Timon
2016 stats: 15 games (all starts), 27 goals, 26 assists, 53 points, 16 GBs
- Won MAAC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 1

University of Maryland
2016 record: 17-3 overall, 5-0 conference; lost in NCAA finals
Follow the Terrapins' record and statistics in 2017

*Adam DiMillo, junior midfielder, No. 23
HS: Bishop Timon
2016 stats: 19 games, two assists, nine GBs

Mount St. Mary's University
2016 record: 6-8 overall, 2-4 in conference
Follow the Mount's record and statistics in 2017

*Cameron Carpenter, freshman goalie, No. 11
HS: St. Joe's

UMass-Lowell
2016 record: 4-12 overall, 0-6 in conference
Follow the River Hawks' record and statistics in 2017

*Billy Lafferty, freshman defender, No. 42
HS: Canisius

University of North Carolina
2016 record: 12-6 overall, 3-2 in ACC, won NCAA Tournament
Follow the Tar Heels' record and statistics in 2017

*Luke Walsh, senior midfielder, No. 23
HS: Nichols (transfer from Denison)
2016 stats: 3 games (no starts), one GB

Luke Walsh transferred from Denison to walk on at North Carolina. (via UNC)

Providence College
2016 record: 7-9 overall, 1-4 in Big East; lost in conference semifinals
Follow the Friars' record and statistics in 2017

*Austin Goltz, senior attack, No. 3
HS: Orchard Park
2016 stats: 6 games (no starts), one goal, one points, five GBs

University of Maryland Baltimore County
2016 record: 4-10 overall, 1-6 in America East
Follow the Retrievers' record and statistics in 2017

*Max Maxwell, senior attack, No. 5
HS: Hamburg
2016 stats: 14 games (all starts), 15 goals, 30 assists, 45 points, 19 GBs

University of Richmond
2016 record: 11-5 overall, 6-1 in conference
Follow the Spiders' record and statistics in 2017

*Layne Collins, junior attack, No. 2
HS: Timon
2016 stats: 4 games (no starts), no points

University of Virginia
2016 record: 7-8 overall, 0-4 in conference
Follow the Cavaliers' record and statistics in 2017

*Zed Williams, senior attack, No. 36
HS: Silver Creek
2016 stats: 15 games (all starts), 22 goals, five assists, 27 points, 54 GBs

Silver Creek lacrosse star Zed Williams releases a shot in 2013. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Email Ben Tsujimoto at btsujimoto@buffnews.com if he missed anyone, which is entirely possible - even likely.

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