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Empire State Cup Announces Expansion; Coaches, Tryout Dates Released

SYRACUSE – Coaches and tryout dates for the 2014 Empire State Cup have been announced. The 2014 event, presented by Legacy Apparel and Thompson Lacrosse, will be played July 31-August 3 in Syracuse, N.Y. High school girls at Onondaga Community College, BOTH DIVISIONS of Boys Lacrosse at Sunnycrest Park, and Boys Football at Liverpool High School. New this year is the subtraction of post grads from the tournament and the addition of three new divisions; High School Girls (rising grades 9-12), Developmental boys (rising grades 6-8), and Boys 7 on 7 football (rising grades 9-12). Read More…

SYRACUSE – Coaches and tryout dates for the 2014 Empire State Cup have been announced. The 2014 event, presented by Legacy Apparel and Thompson Lacrosse, will be played July 31-August 3 in Syracuse, N.Y. High school girls at Onondaga Community College, BOTH DIVISIONS of Boys Lacrosse at Sunnycrest Park, and Boys Football at Liverpool High School. New this year is the subtraction of post grads from the tournament and the addition of three new divisions; High School Girls (rising grades 9-12), Developmental boys (rising grades 6-8), and Boys 7 on 7 football (rising grades 9-12). In addition a partnership with the Cup and U.S. Indoor Lacrosse (USIL) for games this fall will take place in October of this year. The Cup and USIL will run combines in several locations around the state which will serve as tryouts for the first annual Empire State Cup Indoor Games at a location to be determined this fall.

Those who wish to participate but are unable to attend the tryouts, or those interested in playing football, please contact [email protected] for more information.

Adirondack Region
Boys HS
Date: June 15
Time: TBA
Location: North Elba Athletic Fields, Lake Placid, N.Y.

Boys MS
Date: June 15
Time: TBA
Location: North Elba Athletic Fields, Lake Placid, N.Y.

Girls HS
Date: June 15
Time: TBA
Location: North Elba Athletic Fields, Lake Placid, N.Y.

Coaches:
Returning: Tim Youngs, Bill Bascom

2014 Additions: To Be Announced

Central Region
Boys HS
Date: June 11 and 12
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Jamesville-Dewitt High School

Boys MS
Date: June 11 and 12
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Jamesville-Dewitt High School

Girls HS
Date: Upstate June 25 /Syracuse TBA
Time: 6-8 p.m./Syracuse TBA
Location: Upstate Watertown High School/Syracuse TBA

Coaches:
Returning: Bronze Medal Coaches Kirk Ventiquattro, Mark Ferrito

2014 Additions: Jamie Archer, Rich Barnes, Kara Cannizzaro, Marley Ciferri, Tim Burr, John Connolly

Hudson Valley Region
Boys HS
Date: June 9, 10, 11
Time: 6-8 p.m., 6-8 p.m., 4-6 p.m.
Location: Navajo Fields at The Yorktown Sports Complex

Boys MS
Date: June 12 and 13
Time: 6-8 p.m., 4-6 p.m.
Location: Navajo Fields at The Yorktown Sports Complex

Girls HS
Date: June 9, 10, 11
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Navajo Fields at The Yorktown Sports Complex

Coaches:
Returning :Brendan Curran

2014 Additions: Tricia Molfetta, Jessica McDonough, Michael Schaefer, Mark Hallinan, Brett Miranda

Long Island Region
*Tryouts TBA

Coaches:
2014 Additions: Mike Chanenchuk, John Lynott, Matt Chanenchuk, Mike Chanenchuk

New York City Region
Boys HS
Date: June 17, 18, 19
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Randall’s Island Field 83, 90, 83

Boys MS
Date: June 18 and 19
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Randall’s Island Field 72, 90

Girls HS
Date: June 16, 18, 20
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Randall’s Island Field 83

Returning : 2 Time Gold Medal Coaches Joseph Fowler, Ben Kaminow

2014 Additions: Ryan Garling, Mallory Palmieri

Western
Boys HS
Date: July 7, 8, 9
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Genesee Community College

Boys MS
Date: July 7, 8, 9
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Genesee Community College

Girls HS
Date: June 21
Time: TBA
Location: Monroe Community College, John L. DiMarco Field

Coaches:
Returning: Bronze Medal Coaches Gene Tundo Sr., Joe Smith, Gene Tundo Jr.

2014 Additions: Mark Muskopf, Patricia Queener , Sylvia Queener

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