From press release

The 2014 NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games brought together the top male and female high school senior lacrosse players from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and independent schools as they competed for the title of “Best in the City” at Poly Prep in Brooklyn. The independent school girls All-Stars, led by MVP Chloe Chasanoff (Fieldston), won their third championship in a row by defeating the PSAL All-Stars by a score of 17-7. In the boys championship, the CHSAA All-Stars defeated the independent school All-Stars in a thrilling 9-6 victory. Tommy Keane (Archbishop Stepinac) took home the MVP plaque after scoring three goals.

MC2Independent School Boys vs. PSAL Boys – Saturday, May 31

In the first game of the weekend, which was played on Saturday afternoon, the independent school boys took on the PSAL boys. The game started well for the PSAL as they struck first on a goal by William Erwin (Bronx Science), but the independent school boys answered with back-to-back goals by Damis Yancopoulos (Hackley) and Adam Philipps (Dalton). Noah Kramer (Stuyvesant) tied the game for the PSAL halfway through the second quarter, and then William Erwin scored his second goal of the game to give the PSAL a 3-2 lead heading into halftime. Rain soaked the two teams as they began the second half, but it didn’t stop Noah Kramer from scoring his second goal of the afternoon just 30 seconds into the third quarter to extend the PSAL’s lead by two. The independent school boys came right back with five unanswered goals including one from Paul Tetenbaum (Horace Mann), two by Doug Solomon (Poly Prep) and two from Dylan Bass (Rye Country Day). The PSAL’s Kenneth Davis (New Dorp) ended the run with a goal of his own right before the end of the quarter, and the teams headed into the final quarter with the independent schools ahead 7-5. Kenneth Davis netted another goal early in the fourth quarter that was promptly followed by another five-goal run by the independent school boys, ending with Xan Jarecki’s (Hackley) goal and a score of 12-6. Kenneth Davis made it 12-7 with his third goal of the game, but it was too little, too late for the PSAL as Adam Philipps scored his second and third goals of the day to seal the 14-8 victory for the independent schools. Their win set up a date with the CHSAA in the boys championship game on Sunday afternoon.

Girls Championship: Independent School Girls vs. PSAL Girls – Sunday, June 1

Sunday’s action began with the girls championship game, which featured the PSAL girls against the girls from the independent schools. The teams traded empty possessions before Stephanie Frolo (Hackley) struck first for the independent schools three minutes into the game. The PSAL’s Emily Karpuzi (Curtis) tied the game less than a minute later, but the independent school girls regained the lead after a goal by Laurel Cassidy (Hackley). Daniela Qyteza (Midwood) evened the score again, but three straight independent school goals by Chloe Chasanoff (Fieldston), Jane Tewksbury (Poly Prep) and Samantha Light (Riverdale) made the score 5-2 and forced the PSAL to take a timeout just about midway through the first half. The independent school girls kept their foot on the gas and added three more goals from Samantha Light, Jane Tewksbury and Caroline Langan (Nightingale) when the teams resumed play following the timeout. Anisa Gjimishka (Tottenville) stopped the bleeding for the PSAL, but Charlotte Hersh (Dalton) answered right back for the independent schools to make the score 9-3 with less than 10 minutes left in the first half. Alissa Romero (Beach Channel) scored for the PSAL to make the score 9-4, but the independent school girls ended the first half with goals by Charlotte Hersh, Madeline Hopper (Riverdale) and two goals by Chloe Chasanoff to take a 13-4 lead into the second half.

The PSAL picked up a goal from Naillenela Haris (Midwood) just 15 seconds into the second half, but once again their momentum quickly vanished after the independent schools went on another run with goals scored by Jane Tewksbury, Kelly McKee (Trinity), Laurel Cassidy and Brigid Regan (Poly Prep). Naillenela Haris and Tara Smith (Curtis) added goals for the PSAL, but the game ended with the independent school girls on top by a score of 17-7. Chloe Chasanoff was awarded the MVP plaque after she netted three goals and assisted on another one to help her team win their third consecutive NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Game championship.

MC1Boys Championship: CHSAA Boys vs. Independent School Boys – Sunday, June 1

The boys championship game saw the boys from the CHSAA go up against the independent school boys in a battle that included some of the top players in the state of New York, such as Mike Orefice (Iona Prep) who’s headed to play his college lacrosse at national powerhouse Loyola University Maryland. The CHSAA opened the scoring on a goal by Jack Korzelius (Iona Prep) less than two minutes into the first quarter, but Dylan Bass (Rye Country Day) tied the game for the independent schools with a goal of his own two minutes later. The game remained tied at one until Tommy Keane (Archbishop Stepinac) picked up his first goal of the game with just over a minute left in the first quarter. Keane made it 3-1 for the CHSAA five minutes into the second quarter, but Damis Yancopoulos (Hackley) answered back with a goal that brought the independent schools back within one with 6:30 left in the first half. Mike Orefice put one in the back of the net for the CHSAA one minute later, and the two teams went into halftime with the CHSAA up 4-2.

Jack Korzelius’ scored his second goal of the afternoon early in the third quarter to give the CHSAA a 5-2 lead. The teams traded goals as Jake Margolis (Riverdale) scored for the independent schools, followed by Alex Seabaugh (Xaverian) for the CHSAA, then Paul Tetenbaum (Horace Mann) scored for the independent schools and Tommy Keane finished the third quarter with his third goal of the day to give the CHSAA a 7-4 lead. The independent school boys would not quit and ended up cutting the deficit to one, thanks to goals by Jake Margolis and Tim Truesdell (Trinity). With eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, play went back and forth with both teams taking their fair share of shots at the net, but the stellar play of CHSAA goalie Tyrell Halliman (Mt. St. Michael) and independent goalie Mike Farber (Rye Country Day) kept the score at 7-6. With just over two minutes left in the game, Riley Aviles (Iona Prep) put the game on ice for the CHSAA as he netted two goals within 10 seconds of each other to give his team a 9-6 advantage that they would not relinquish. Tommy Keane took home the MVP plaque after he scored three huge goals to help his team win the NYC Mayor’s Cup trophy for the second time in three years.

Game Results

Sunday, June 1

CHSAA Boys  9, Independent School Boys  6

MVP: Tommy Keane (Archbishop Stepinac)

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter:

(CHSAA) 10:11 – Jack Korzelius (Iona Prep)

(IND) 8:06 – Dylan Bass (Rye Country Day)

(CHSAA) 1:37 – Tommy Keane (Archbishop Stepinac) assisted by Jack Korzelius

2nd Quarter:

(CHSAA) 7:02 – Tommy Keane assisted by Riley Aviles (Iona Prep)

(IND) 6:26 – Damis Yancopoulos (Hackley) assisted by Jake Margolis (Riverdale)

(CHSAA) 5:18 – Mike Orefice (Iona Prep)

3rd Quarter:

(CHSAA) 9:40 – Jack Korzelius

(IND) 9:13 – Jake Margolis

(CHSAA) 3:18 – Alex Seabaugh (Xaverian)

(IND) 1:27 – Paul Tetenbaum (Horace Mann) assisted by Dylan Bass

(CHSAA) 1:11 – Tommy Keane

4th Quarter:

(IND) 8:42 – Jake Margolis assisted by Damis Yancopoulos

(IND) 8:04 – Tim Truesdell (Trinity) assisted by Paul Tetenbaum

(CHSAA) 2:32 – Riley Aviles

(CHSAA) 2:23 – Riley Aviles

Saturday, May 31

Independent School Boys  14,  PSAL Boys   8

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter:

(PSAL) 5:46 – William Erwin (Bronx Science)

(IND) 2:26 – Damis Yancopoulos (Hackley)

(IND) 2:15 – Adam Philipps (Dalton) assisted by Jake Margolis (Riverdale)

 2nd Quarter:

(PSAL) 6:29 – Noah Kramer (Stuyvesant)

(PSAL) 0:45 – William Erwin

 3rd Quarter:

(PSAL) 11:30 – Noah Kramer assisted by William Erwin

(IND) 11:20 – Doug Solomon (Poly Prep)

(IND) 6:12 – Paul Tetenbaum (Horace Mann) assisted by Jake Margolis

(IND) 4:59 – Dylan Bass (Rye Country Day) assisted by Damis Yancopoulos

(IND) 4:39 – Doug Solomon

(PSAL) 0:40 – Kenneth Davis (FDA) assisted by Noah Kramer

 4th Quarter:

(PSAL) 10:40 – Kenneth Davis

(IND) 9:33 – Jamie Moross (Poly Prep) assisted by Paul Tetenbaum

(IND) 9:05 – Tim Truesdell (Trinity) assisted by Damis Yancopoulos

(IND) 7:17 – Jake Margolis

(IND) 6:55 – Damis Yancopoulos

(IND) 6:07 – Xan Jarecki (Hackley) assisted by Dylan Bass

(PSAL) 3:28 – Kenneth Davis

(IND) 1:43 – Adam Philipps assisted by Dylan Bass

(IND) 1:31 – Adam Philipps

(PSAL) 0:11 – Noah Kramer

Independent School Girls 17, PSAL Girls   7

MVP: Chloe Chasanoff (Fieldston)

Scoring Summary:

1st Half:

(IND) 22:23 – Stephanie Frolo (Hackley) assisted by Charlotte Hersh (Dalton)

(PSAL) 21:53 – Emily Karpuzi (Curtis)

(IND) 19:49 – Laurel Cassidy (Hackley)

(PSAL) 19:26 – Daniela Qyteza (Midwood)

(IND) 16:10 – Chloe Chasanoff (Fieldston)

(IND) 15:11 – Jane Tewksbury (Poly Prep)

(IND) 14:46 – Samantha Light (Riverdale) assisted by Laurel Cassidy

(IND) 11:46 – Samantha Light assisted by Molly Maugeri (Staten Island Academy)

(IND) 11:26 – Jane Tewksbury

(IND) 11:15 – Caroline Langan (Nightingale)

(PSAL) 9:10 – Anisa Gjimishka (Tottenville)

(IND) 8:18 – Charlotte Hersh

(PSAL) 6:45 – Alissa Romero (Beach Channel)

(IND) 6:19 – Charlotte Hersh

(IND) 4:25 – Madeline Hopper (Riverdale) assisted by Chloe Chasanoff

(IND) 3:18 – Chloe Chasanoff

(IND) 0:08 – Chloe Chasanoff

2nd Half:

(PSAL) 24:45 – Naillenela Haris (Midwood)

(IND) 21:29 – Jane Tewksbury

(IND) 17:29 – Kelly McKee (Trinity) assisted by Molly Maugeri

(IND) 14:40 – Laurel Cassidy

(IND) 12:05 – Brigid Regan (Poly Prep)

(PSAL) 3:52 – Naillenela Haris

(PSAL) 0:01 – Tara Smith (Curtis)

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