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2015 NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games
May 30-31
Poly Prep Country Day School, Brooklyn

Event Recap

The 2015 NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games showcased the top male and female high school senior lacrosse players from Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and independent schools as they competed for the right to call their league the “Best in the City” on May 30–31 at Poly Prep. In the girls championship game, MVP Julia Massaro (Rye Country Day/Stanford University) led the independent school all-stars to a commanding 18-7 win over the PSAL All-Stars. The independent school boys all-stars then defeated the CHSAA all-stars in a thrilling 14-9 boys championship game to give the independent schools a clean sweep as Riley van den Broek (Rye Country Day) scored five goals to take home the MVP award.

Saturday, May 30
Independent School Boys vs. PSAL Boys

The event got started on Saturday with the independent school boys against the PSAL boys competing for the chance to face the CHSAA boys in Sunday’s boys championship game. The PSAL struck first as Peter Miles (Eagle Academy) scored less than two minutes into the game. The score remained 1-0 until halfway through the first quarter, but then a penalty by the PSAL led to a man-up goal by Chris White (Fieldston) of the independent schools. White’s goal was the first of 18 unanswered goals by the independent school boys. The independent school scoring barrage was led by Max DeLaMeter (Hackley) and Chris White who each scored four goals apiece, while James Firpo (Hackley), Colin Shea (Horace Mann), Riley van den Broek (Rye Country Day) each had two goals. Jack Hogan (Hackley), Sam Welch (Hackley/Cornell), Brendan Reilly (Poly Prep) and Will Halloran (Rye Country Day) each scored once. The PSAL’s Drew Anderson (Tottenville) picked up two goals in the fourth quarter, but the game ended in a score of 18-3 in favor of the independent schools. The win meant they would face the CHSAA boys in Sunday’s championship game.

Sunday, May 31
Girls Championship: Independent School Girls vs. PSAL Girls

The girls championship game started off Sunday’s doubleheader as the girls from the independent schools squared off against the PSAL girls. The independent girls jumped out to an early lead thanks to goals from Grace Bell (Poly Prep) and Morgan Dougherty (Convent of the Sacred Heart) in the first two minutes of the game. Nicole Barbella (Tottenville) answered back for the PSAL to make it 2-1, but the independent girls came right back with two more goals scored by Shai Goodman (Fieldston) and Jane Kleiner (Poly Prep). The PSAL’s Nicole Barbella got back into the action as she set up behind the independent school net, surveyed her options and found a cutting Samantha Caruselle (Tottenville) who found the back of the net to make the game 4-2. Monica Garlinska (Brooklyn Tech) made it 4-3 three minutes later, as she made a nice inside move to get free in front of the net and put in another goal for the PSAL. After that goal, the independent school girls went on an impressive run that saw them score eight unanswered goals. During that run, Ella Boublik (Trinity) and Morgan Dougherty scored two goals apiece, while Grace Bell, Julia Massaro (Rye Country Day) and Shai Goodman each scored one. Cynthia Chu (Brooklyn Tech) scored for the PSAL at the end of the first half, but the teams went into halftime with the independent schools leading 12-4.
The second half began with three more independent school goals by Amanda Rosenstein (Hackley), Julia Massaro and Ella Boublik. Jade Banham (Madison HS) scored a goal for the PSAL, but that was quickly answered by two independent school goals from Mairead Gormley (Poly Prep) and Shai Goodman which made the score 17-5. Monica Riskevich (Midwood) was able to add two more goals for the PSAL, but it was too little too late as Julia Massaro finished off the game with her third goal of the day to give the independent school girls an 18-7 victory. Massaro earned MVP honors as she picked up three goals and two assists in her team’s victory. The independent school girls have now defeated the PSAL girls for the past four years in a row.

Boys Championship: Independent School Boys vs. CHSAA Boys
The final game of the 2015 NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games featured a primetime matchup between the independent school boys and the defending champions from the CHSAA. The independent school team was coming off a big win on Saturday, while the CHSAA team was playing somewhat shorthanded as they were without their all-stars from Iona Prep who were competing in the NY State Championship game that day. The independent school boys seemed to start right where they left off on Saturday as they opened the scoring less than three minutes into the first quarter when James Firpo (Hackley) moved calmly toward the CHSAA net and fired a high shot past goalie Paul Schwarz (Xaverian) to give his team a 1-0 lead. The CHSAA tried to answer on their next possession, but their attempt was stopped by independent goalie Jake Godosky (Fieldston). The independent team regained control and set up a nice play which led to a Colin Shea (Horace Mann) goal to make the game 2-0. It looked as though the independent team was ready to run away with the game, but the CHSAA goalie Paul Schwarz was not going to let that happen. He made a few huge stops after giving up two early goals, including three saves where he was one-on-one with the attacking player from the independent school team. The first quarter ended with the score still 2-0 thanks to the outstanding play of Schwarz.

The CHSAA needed to do something to help their goalie and Vito Barraco (St. Joseph by-the-Sea) did just that as he scored less than three minutes into the second quarter. It didn’t take long for the independent school boys to answer as Chris White (Fieldston) found Colin Shea in front of the net and he deposited the ball into the back of the net to give his team a 3-1 lead. After that goal, the CHSAA started to find their offensive groove as Jeff Perez (Cardinal Hayes) took a pass from Will Randell (Fordham Prep/Dartmouth) and slipped one past independent school goalie Alex Weinberger (Trinity) to make the score 3-2. After the ensuing faceoff, the CHSAA regained possession and got the ball back to Vito Barraco who fired another shot past Weinberger to even the score at 3-3. The CHSAA got a glorious chance right in front of the net with about six minutes left in the half, but Alex Weinberger was able to make a huge point-blank save on Chris Wilson (Cardinal Spellman). Paul Schwarz continued his strong game as he made another stop on a shot by Riley van den Broek (Rye Country Day) from right in front of the net. Will Randell gave the CHSAA their first lead of the game with three minutes left in the half as he charged straight on toward the independent school net and let go of a low shot which beat the goalie to make the game 4-3. The teams traded opportunities at the end of the half, but the score held and at halftime, it was anyone’s game.

The second half started with goalie changes for both teams as Richie Dawson (Mt. St. Michael) entered for the CHSAA and Sam Weinberger (Riverdale) took his place between the pipes for the independent schools. The independent school team wasted no time testing the new CHSAA goalie as Cornell commit Sam Welch (Hackley) showed off his quickness and fired a shot past Dawson to tie the game just two minutes into the second half. The CHSAA regained possession after the faceoff, and Vito Barraco found himself with the ball behind the independent school’s cage. He came out from behind and found an open Roberto Rivera (St. Raymond) who streaked to the net all alone and fired a shot past the independent goalie to give the lead back to the CHSAA. The independent school coach called a timeout to talk things over, and it seemed to work out well since on their next possession, they got the ball back to the hot hand of Colin Shea who ripped a shot past Dawson for his third goal of the day to bring the score back to a 5-5 tie with seven minutes to go in the third quarter. After a CHSAA turnover on the next possession, Colin Shea found himself with the ball again behind the CHSAA cage. Shea made a great pass to Riley van den Broek (Rye Country Day) who beat the goalie with a high shot to give the independent school team at 6-5 advantage at the halfway point of the third quarter. Then it was time for the CHSAA to capitalize on their opponent’s turnover as Vito Barraco received the ball after an out-of-bounds play, made a great move and found the back of the net for his third goal of the day. With the score tied at six and under four minutes left in the quarter, Chris Wilson of the CHSAA snuck past the defense and got to the front of the net but his point-blank shot was stopped by independent school goalie Sam Weinberger. With just over two minutes left in the quarter, there was a loose ball behind the CHSAA net that was scooped up by defender Jaylin Edghill (Cardinal Hayes) who carelessly flung it in front of his own net and on to the stick of Riley van den Broek who deposited it into the open net to give the independent school team a 7-6 lead. Sam Welch finished off the quarter with an absolute laser from 15 yards out that beat the CHSAA goalie to make the score 8-6.

The fourth quarter started with a save by independent goalie Jake Godosky (Fieldston), which was followed with a save by CHSAA goalie Richie Dawson. Then, the independent schools came right back and Chris White (Fieldston) found Will Halloran (Rye Country Day) in front and Halloran beat Dawson to extend the independent school lead to 9-6 with 10-and-a-half minutes left in the game. The CHSAA answered back 30 second later as Chris Kownacki (Iona Prep) scooped up a ground ball to the right of the independent school net and fired a shot past Godosky to make it 9-7. Kownacki arrived to the game late because he was with his Iona Prep team who won the CHSAA AA NY State title earlier that afternoon. Riley van den Broek brought the independent school score to double digits as he scored his third goal of the day to make the score 10-7 with just under 10 minutes to go. After of the ensuing faceoff, the independent schools’ Kyle Halloran (Rye Country Day) scooped up a loose ball and sent a pass to Riley van den Broek in the attacking zone. Riley quickly dropped a pass down to Chris White who sniped one past the CHSAA goalie to give his team an 11-7 lead. Just as it looked like the independent school boys had the game under control, Eamon Coughlin (Fordham Prep) made a nice spin move to the left of the independent school net and fired a shot in to make it 11-8. The CHSAA turned the ball over on their next possession, and the independent school team capitalized as James Firpo (Hackley) was able to beat the CHSAA goalie with a great shot to make the score 12-8. The CHSAA answered back with nice passing play, which led to a goal by Chris Wilson (Cardinal Spellman), but it was too little too late for the CHSAA All-Stars. The game’s MVP Riley van den Broek finished the game with two more goals in the final four minutes to give him five on the day. The final buzzer sounded with the score 14-9 in favor of the independent school All-Stars. Van Der Broeck took home the MVP plaque after his five goal, one assist performance. The independent school All-Stars have now won the NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games boys championship twice in the past four years.

2015 NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games
May 30-31
Poly Prep Country Day School

Game Results
Saturday, May 30

Independent School Boys 18 def. PSAL Boys 3

Scoring Summary:
1st Quarter:
(PSAL) 10:03 goal by #12 Peter Miles (Eagle Academy)
(IND) 6:41 goal by #1 Chris White (Fieldston)
(IND) 6:22 goal by #21 Max DeLaMeter (Hackley)
(IND) 5:44 goal by Max DeLaMeter assisted by #1 Chris White (Fieldston)
(IND) 5:21 goal by Chris White
(IND) 3:56 goal by Max DeLaMeter
(IND) 0:54 goal by #26 Will Halloran (Rye Country Day)
(IND) 0:38 goal by #17 Riley van den Broek

2nd Quarter:
(IND) 9:13 goal by #8 Colin Shea (Horace Mann)
(IND) 5:04 goal by Chris White
(IND) 4:50 goal by #6 Jack Hogan (Hackley)
(IND) 2:58 goal by #32 James Firpo (Hackley)
(IND) 2:22 goal by #12 Brendan Reilly (Poly Prep)
(IND) 0:56 goal by James Firpo

3rd Quarter:
(IND) 10:10 goal by Riley van den Broek
(IND) 9:02 goal by Colin Shea assisted by Chris White
(IND) 4:59 goal by Max DeLaMeter
(IND) 1:57 goal by #5 Sam Welch (Hackley) assisted by Riley van den Broek
(IND) 0:10 goal by Chris White

4th Quarter
(PSAL) 8:42 goal by #3 Drew Anderson (Tottenville)
(PSAL) 1:12 goal by Drew Anderson assisted by #17 Toby Freeman (Hunter College HS)

2015 NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games
May 30-31
Poly Prep Country Day School

Girls Championship Game Results
Sunday May 31

Independent School Girls 18 def. PSAL Girls 7

MVP: Julia Massaro (Rye Country Day/Stanford University)

Scoring Summary:
1st Half:
(IND) 24:32 goal by #29 Grace Bell (Poly Prep) assisted by #12 Alex Schein (Dalton)
(IND) 23:15 goal by #28 Morgan Dougherty (Convent of the Sacred Heart)
(PSAL) 21:30 goal by #6 Nicole Barbella (Tottenville)
(IND) 20:59 goal by #13 Shai Goodman (Fieldston) assisted by #4 Julia Massaro (Rye Country Day)
(IND) 19:58 goal by #8 Jane Kleiner (Poly Prep) assisted by Alex Schein
(PSAL) 19:14 goal by #7 Samantha Caruselle (Tottenville)
(PSAL) 16:30 goal by #10 Monica Gorlinsha (Brooklyn Tech)
(IND) 15:40 goal by Grace Bell
(IND) 13:59 goal by #16 Ella Boublik (Trinity)
(IND) 13:27 goal by Morgan Dougherty assisted by Grace Bell
(IND) 12:33 goal by Ella Boublik
(IND) 10:36 goal by Julia Massaro (Rye Country Day)
(IND) 10:16 goal by Morgan Dougherty assisted by Shai Goodman
(IND) 6:58 goal by Shai Goodman
(IND) 4:04 goal by Grace Bell assisted by Shai Goodman
(PSAL) 0:11 goal by #8 Cynthia Chu (Brooklyn Tech)

Second Half:
(IND) 22:38 goal by #3 Amanda Rosenstein (Hackley)
(IND) 20:20 goal by Julia Massaro assisted by Amanda Rosenstein
(IND) 18:23 goal by Ella Boublik assisted by Shai Goodman
(PSAL) 15:29 goal by #18 Jade Banham (James Madison HS)
(IND) 11:56 goal by #7 Mairead Gormley (Poly Prep)
(IND) 9:53 goal by Shai Goodman assisted by Julia Massaro
(PSAL) 7:59 goal by #14 Monica Riskevich (Midwood)
(PSAL) 5:48 goal by Monica Riskevich
(IND) 1:53 goal by Julia Massaro

2015 NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games
May 30-31
Poly Prep Country Day School

Boys Championship Game Results
Sunday, May 31

Independent School Boys 14def. CHSAA Boys 9

MVP: Riley van den Broek (Rye Country Day)

Scoring Summary:
1st Quarter:
(IND) 9:16 goal by #32 James Firpo (Hackley)
(IND) 7:39 goal by #8 Colin Shea (Horace Mann)

2nd Quarter:
(CHSAA) 9:24 goal by #22 Vito Barraco (St. Joseph by-the-Sea)
(IND) 9:06 goal by Colin Shea assisted by #1 Chris White (Fieldston)
(CHSAA) 7:41 goal by #19 Jeff Perez (Cardinal Hayes) assisted by #2 Chris Wilson (Cardinal Spellman)
(CHSAA) 7:20 goal by Vito Barraco
(CHSAA) 3:22 goal by #10 Will Randell (Fordham Prep)

3rd Quarter:
(IND) 10:00 goal by #5 Sam Welch (Hackley)
(CHSAA) 9:11 goal by #12 Roberto Rivera (St. Raymond) assisted by Vito Barraco
(IND) 7:08 goal by Colin Shea
(IND) 5:35 goal by #17 Riley van den Broek (Rye Country Day) assisted by Colin Shea
(CHSAA) 4:23 goal by Vito Barraco
(IND) 2:13 goal by Riley van den Broek
(IND) 1:30 goal by Sam Welch

4th Quarter:
(IND) 10:28 goal by Will Halloran (Rye Country Day) assisted by Chris White
(CHSAA) 10:07 goal by #21 Chris Kownacki (Iona Prep)
(IND) 9:03 goal by Chris White assisted by Riley van den Broek.
(CHSAA) 8:14 goal by #11 Eamon Coughlin (Fordham Prep)
(IND) 6:39 goal by James Firpo
(CHSAA) 4:17 goal by Chris Wilson
(IND) 3:54 goal by Riley van den Broek
(IND) 2:08 goal by Riley van den Broek

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