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Meet the 2023 All-Greater Rochester Boys Lacrosse Team

Meet the 2023 All-Greater Rochester Boys Lacrosse Team

Here is the 2023 All-Greater Rochester Boys Lacrosse Team as determined by a vote of Section V coaches with input from the Democrat and Chronicle and Messenger Post sports writers.

Player of the Year

Thomas Gravino

Thomas Gravino

Thomas Gravino

Year: Senior

Parents: Susan and Todd Gravino

Position: Midfield

Key accomplishment: 104 (73 goals, 31 assists) points this season

Future plans: Attend the University of Maryland.

Why he’s Player of the Year: Midfielders in lacrosse often are the jack of all trades. And whether they’re keeping the ball hot on offense or getting back on defense, the value of a middie who does it all can’t be overstated.

That midfielder in 2023 was Victor senior Thomas Gravino.

No doubt, the Blue Devils had plenty of talent up and down the field. But standing out among all that star power was Gravino, whose quickness, smarts and skill made him the most dangerous player on the field. And it was his leadership that helped guide the Blue Devils to the Class B state championship game.

The season didn’t end with a state title for Victor, but it did win its first Section V title since 2019 and fifth overall in eight seasons. And Gravino was a big reason why.

Drew Angelo

Drew Angelo

Drew Angelo

Year: Junior

Parents: Megan and Ralph Angelo

Position: Midfield/Faceoff

Key accomplishments: 303 face-off wins and 31 points.

Future plans: Play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.

Jonah Carrier

Jonah Carrier

Jonah Carrier

Year: Junior

Parents: Jill and Jeremy Carrier

Position: Faceoff midfielder

Key accomplishment: 73% on faceoffs.

Future plans: Attend the University of Maryland.

Ryan Dodge

Ryan Dodge

Ryan Dodge

Year: Senior

Parents: Kathleen and Philip Dodge Jr.

Position: Close Defense

Key accomplishments: 1st team All-Monroe county and one of the top leaders in takeaways this season for Victor.

Future plans: Attend Stony Brook University and play lacrosse.

Carter Earl

Carter Earl

Carter Earl

Year: Senior

Parents: Kristen Duran and Adam Earl

Position: Midfield

Key accomplishments: Section V title.

Future plans: Attend Wilmington University to study business and play lacrosse.

Jack Faiola

Jack Faiola

Jack Faiola

Year: Senior

Parents: Melissa and Mike Faiola

Position: Goalie

Key accomplishments: USA Lacrosse All-American, Section V Defensive Player of the Year.

Future plans: Play Division I lacrosse at Hobart.

Sam Gotham

Sam Gotham

Sam Gotham

Year: Senior

Parents: Colette and Jason Gotham

Position: Attack

Key accomplishment: Academic All-American.

Future plans: Attend Stony Brook University and play lacrosse.

Aidan Greco

Aidan Greco

Aidan Greco

Year: Senior

Parents: Erin and Tony Greco

Position: Midfield

Key accomplishment: 31 assists.

Future plans: Attend Robert Morris University to study sports management and play lacrosse.

Jack Herendeen

Jack Herendeen

Jack Herendeen

Year: Junior

Parents: Gina and Charlie Herendeen

Position: Attack

Key accomplishment: Led the team in assists (43) for the third year in a row.

Future plans: Verbally committed to Cornell University.

Noah Hezel

Noah Hezel

Noah Hezel

Year: Senior

Parents: Britta Svoren and Aram Hezel

Position: Defense

Key accomplishment: 31 caused turnovers.

Future plans: Play lacrosse at Lafayette College.

Robert Kinslow IV

Robert Kinslow IV

Robert Kinslow IV

Year: Senior

Parents: Tammy and Bob Kinslow

Positions: Defense and long-stick midfielder

Key accomplishment: 65 caused turnovers.

Future plans: Play lacrosse at Hobart College.

Pax Marshall

Pax Marshall

Pax Marshall

Year: Senior

Parents: Wendy and Shawn Marshall

Position: Attack

Key accomplishment: 44 goals.

Future plans: Attending Georgetown University and studying at the McDonough School of Business.

Jackson McEnerney

Jackson McEnerney

Jackson McEnerney

Year: Senior

Parents: Jennifer and Daniel McEnerney

Position: Attack

Key accomplishment: 260 career points (school record).

Future plans: Attending RIT to study biomedical sciences and continue my lacrosse career.

Cameron Mesh

Cameron Mesh

Cameron Mesh

Year: Senior

Parents: Jennifer and Christopher Mesh

Position: Midfield/Faceoff

Key accomplishments: 181 ground balls and 72% win percentage on faceoffs.

Future plans: Playing football at SUNY Brockport.

Drew Pagano

Drew Pagano

Drew Pagano

Year: Senior

Parents: Jen and Patrick Pagano

Position: Long-stick midfield

Key accomplishments: 95 ground balls and 61 takeaways.

Future plans: Attend Mercyhurst University, play lacrosse and study business marketing.

Chase Perryman

Chase Perryman

Chase Perryman

Year: Junior

Parents: Tara George and Todd Perryman

Position: Attack

Key accomplishment: 98 points.

Future plans: Play lacrosse in college.

Samuel Ricci

Samuel Ricci

Samuel Ricci

Year: Senior

Parents: Melissa and Matthew Ricci

Position: Faceoff

Key accomplishment: Making it to the state final.

Future plans: I am attending Cornell University in the fall to continue my academic and athletic careers.

Ben Steingass

Ben Steingass

Ben Steingass

Year: Senior

Parents: Gina and Mike Steingass

Position: Midfield

Key accomplishment: Winning a sectional title my senior year.

Future plans: Attend Amherst College to major in economics and play lacrosse.

Mikey Valent

Mikey Valent

Mikey Valent

Year: Senior

Parents: Judy and Mike Valent

Position: Faceoff midfielder

Key accomplishments: Led Section V in faceoff percentage (81%), also had 40 goals and 9 assists.

Future plans: Study economics and play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.

Coach of the Year

Dan Stone

Dan Stone

Dan Stone

Profession: 6th grade teacher (math and social studies), Victor Intermediate School

Varsity coaching experience: Head coach at Victor 2021-present

Family: Married to wife, Tara, 21 years; son, Ryan, 18, and daughter, Anna, 16.

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This article originally appeared on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: AGR: All-Greater Rochester Boys Lacrosse 2023 Team