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Reed and Litzenberger Named All-Region

May 22, 2015

2015 All-Region

For the second year in a row, Tompkins Cortland Community College has placed multiple players on the NJCAA Region III all-region lacrosse team. Freshman defender Brooks Reed (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and freshman attack Brian Litzenberger (Cortland H.S./Cortland) were recognized for being among the best in the region. Both players were named to the second team. Onondaga Community College, the region and national champions, accounted for nine of the 13 first-team selections plus a second-team selection. Genesee Community College had six selections total (four first-team and two second-team), and SUNY Delhi and Herkimer College were next with three each, all second-team. Finger Lakes Community College was the only school represented on the team, with two players on the second team. Voting was done by the coaches from the 12 Region III teams.

Reed, who was also honored with a Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference selection, started all 14 games as a defender. He was key contributor to a defense that put up the best numbers in the history of the program: holding nine of 14 opponents to single-digit goals, and nearly recording a shutout three times. On average, the Panthers allowed 8.88 goals per game, the best in team history. Reed also scored a goal in the team’s 5-4 win at Mohawk Valley Community College.

Litzenberger was one of the top scorers in region, putting in 23 goals while handing out 21 assists in 14 games. He scored multiple goals in seven games and had multiple assists in seven games, with four of those times coming in the same game. His season-high of eight points on five goals and three assists in the win over County College of Morris was one of the ten best single-game efforts in TC3’s history.

This is the second year in a row, but just the second time overall that TC3 has had multiple all-region selections since lacrosse was reinstated as a varsity sport in 2008. The two selections this year brings TC3’s total all-region selections to six.

Two Named All-MSAC

May 11, 2015

2015 All-MSAC

Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and freshman Brooks Reed (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse all-conference team. A total of twenty players are chosen to the team, with voting done by the coaches in the conference. This marks the fourth straight year TC3 has been represented on the all-conference team, and the third time in that span the Panthers have had multiple honorees.

 Dah is the first two-time all-MSAC selection in TC3 lacrosse history. The goalie posted an 8.84 goals against average, the best in the College’s history. He had two games this year where he allowed just one goal, the best single-game performance ever by a TC3 goalie.  

Reed started all 14 games as a defender. He was a vital part of the best defensive unit ever to wear TC3 uniforms. As a team, the Panthers limited nine of 14 opponents to fewer than ten goals in their game, including four teams they kept under five goals. Statistically, TC3 had the second best defense in the MSAC, behind only champion Onondaga. As a team, the Panthers allowed 8.88 goals per game, with Reed playing nearly every minute in the defensive end.  

Panthers Drop Playoff Thriller

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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The NJCAA Region III men’s lacrosse playoffs got off to a thrilling start, as the #8 seed Tompkins Cortland Community College Panthers and #9 seed SUNY Broome Hornets played a triple overtime game in Dryden Tuesday, with Broome ultimately pulling out the 13-12 win. Broome advances to the regional quarterfinals where they will play top-seed Onondaga Community College Wednesday. TC3’s season ends with a record of 5-6 in Region III and 6-8 overall. It marks the second year in a row and third time in the past four years that TC3’s season ended in the playoffs.

The game was tight from the opening whistle, with Broome scoring first before TC3 answered to tie it at 1-1. The Hornets netted the next two, but again TC3 answered, coming back to tie the score at 3-3 as the first quarter ended. The second quarter saw Broome again reclaim the lead, but the Panthers closed out the half with a 5-0 run to take an 8-4 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, Broome rallied, scoring four unanswered to tie the score at 8-8. In the fourth the lead changed sides twice before Broome moved ahead 12-10 with 5:52 left. A Panther goal with 4:20 left pulled the home team within one, and a dramatic goal by defender Matt Geisler (Pine Bush H.S./Pine Bush) off an assist from DaShawn White (Bay Shore H.S./Bay Shore) with 36 seconds left tied the game at 12-12. The score remained 12-12 when the horn sounded, ending regulation.

The first overtime saw each team get one shot, with Broome hitting the post with 30 seconds left. The second overtime saw the Panthers get three shots to Broome’s one, but neither team could find the net. The winner came in the third overtime, when Broome scored with 1:05 left on the clock.

White had a monster day, setting TC3 playoff records for points and goals scored with nine points on seven goals and two assists. Wes Swanson (Dryden H.S./Dryden) finished with two goals and three assists, a new TC3 playoff record for assists. Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) had two goals in his final game as a Panther, leaving him with 66 on his career, the second most in TC3 history, Luke Stevenson (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) added an assist and Geisler finished with one goal. Goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) recorded 11 saves and made several strong defensive plays. He finishes his TC3 career with 11 wins, the second most in program history.

Roster–2014 Men's Lacrosse

2014 TC3 Lacrosse

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1 Orazio Ciaschi A Fr. 5-7 170 Ithaca/Ithaca
2 Joe Howe D Fr. 5-11 157 Ithaca/Ithaca
3 Jon Head M Fr. 5-8 171 Groton/Groton
4 Josh Maxson A Fr. 5-4 146 Homer/Homer
5 Nick Velazquez M Fr. 5-9 200 Middletown/Middletown
7 Ian Henrichsen M Fr. 5-9 160 New Roots/Freeville
8 Luke Stevenson M Fr. 5-9 147 Ithaca/Ithaca
9 Brandon Wood D So. 5-10 198 Homer/Homer
10 Timothy Greaves M Fr. 6-1 157 Frederick Douglas Academy/Bronx
11 Eh Tha Dah G Fr. 5-7 139 Ithaca/Ithaca
12 Xavier Howard M Fr. 5-10 135 Bishop Loughlin/Brooklyn
13 Jeff Lutz A Fr. 5-7 147 Putnam Valley/Putnam Valley
14 Eric Foote G Fr. 5-10 131 Dryden/Dryden
15 Matt Salisbury M So. 5-10 214 Homer/Homer
15 Matt Salisbury M So. 5-10 214 Homer/Homer
16 Joseph Alvarez M Fr. 5-5 238 James Baldwin/New York City
17 Nate Baker D Fr. 5-11 156 Bethlehem/Glenmont
19 Wes Swanson M Fr. 5-11 151 Dryden/Dryden
20 Dustin Bowker A Fr. 6-0 177 Walton/Walton
22 Tyrek Joyner D Fr. 5-11 252 School for International Studies/Brooklyn
23 Max Bosworth M Fr. 5-11 176 Keene/Keene, N.H.
24 Jorge Berenguer M Fr. 5-9 213 Sleepy Hollow/Sleepy Hollow
25 Codee Grant D Fr. 5-8 176 Homer/Homer
26 Andrew Shore D Fr. 6-1 241 Monticello/Monticello
28 Austin Recor M So. 6-2 185 Homer/Homer

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Statistics–Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse

2015 Season

Overall (6-8)
MSAC (2-2), Region III (5-5)


Previous Seasons



2012 and previous years


Team Records

Most Wins (Season)

9 (2012)
6 (1977)
5 (2014)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.600 (1977)
.529 (2012)

Most Consecutive Wins

4 (2012)
3 (2012)
3 (1977)

Most Goals (Game)

28 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
23 (vs. Dean College, 4/5/08)
21 (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)

Most Goals (Season)

178 (2014)
151 (2008)
132 (2012)

Most Assists (Game)

17 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
13 (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
12 (vs. Alfred State College, 3/24/12)
12 (vs. Cayuga CC, 3/31/14)
12 (at Herkimer College, 4/19/14)

Most Assists (Season)

92 (2014)
78 (2012)
67 (2008)

Best Goals Per Game Average (Season)

12.6 (2008)
11.9 (2014)
7.9 (2013)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Game)

3 (at Cayuga CC, 3/13/13)
5 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 3/21/12)
5 (at Niagara County CC, 3/14/12)
5 (at Mohawk Valley CC, 4/7/11)
5 (at Herkimer College, 4/19/14)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Season)

123 (1978)
174 (2013)
214 (2012)

Fewest Goals Allowed Per Game Average (Season)

11.2 (1978)
12.6 (2012)
14.5 (2013)

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

10 Orazio Ciaschi (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
10 Ryan Watson (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
10 Nick Velazquez (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
10 Max Bosworth (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
10 Max Bosworth (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
10 Max Bosworth (at Jefferson CC, 4/12/14)

Most Points (Season)

70 Max Bosworth (2014)
64 Orazio Ciaschi (2014)
51 Mike Hartnett (2013)
51 Brandon Macera (2009)

Most Points (Career)

99 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
70 Max Bosworth (2014)
66 Robert Earnshaw (2011-12)

Most Goals (Game)

10 Nick Velazquez (vs. Northampton CC, 3/223/14)
8 Max Bosworth (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
8 Orazio Ciaschi (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)

Most Goals (Season)

51 Max Bosworth (2014)
45 Brandon Macera (2008)
44 Orazio Ciaschi (2008)

Most Goals (Career)

73 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
51 Max Bosworth (2014)
44 Orazio Ciaschi (2014)

Most Assists (Game)

6 Ryan Watson (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
5 Larry Siany (vs. Syracuse JV, 4/15/77)
5 Max Bosworth (vs. Cayuga CC, 3/31/14)

Most Assists (Season)

24 Michael Manuel (2012)
24 Larry Siany (1977)
22 Ryan Watson (2008)

Most Assists (Career)

30 Larry Siany (1977-78)

Individual Records - Goalkeeper

Best Goals Against Average (Season)

10.8 Cory Spisak (2012)
11.2 A.J. Rich (1978)
13.8 Cory Spisak (2011)

Most Wins (Season)

9 Cory Spisak (2012)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
5 Eh Tha Dah (2014)

Most Wins (Career)

12 Cory Spisak (2011-12)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
5 Eh Tha Dah (2014)


Coaches–Men's Lacrosse

Zach McMullin

Head Coach

Zach McMullen

Coach McMullin is in his fourth season with the Panthers, and his second as head coach. He has been involved in all aspects of the program and has been largely responsible for the growth of the program.

Coach McMullin brings valuable experience as both a player and coach, having been a standout player both in high school and at TC3. During his time in a Panthers uniform he showed a tremendous ability to put the ball in the net, scoring 21 goals in just seven games. As a coach, he exudes the same energy he brought to the field as a player, helping the team and each player reach their potential on and off the field.

Contact:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492

Trevor Caughey

Assistant Coach

Trevor Caughey


Justin Coffman

Assistant Coach

Justin Coffman


Highlights–2014 Men's Lacrosse

Cold Start for the Panthers

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

It was a cold start of the season for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team Wednesday as the Panthers lost at home to nationally-ranked Monroe Community College 17-3. The season opener for both teams was played in temperatures that started in the teens and ended in single digits.

The visiting Tribunes, ranked ninth in the NJCAA lacrosse poll, wasted little time in taking control. Monroe scored in the first minute of the game en route to a 5-0 lead after the first quarter and an 8-0 advantage at halftime. The Panthers got on the board in the third quarter when Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) scored off an assist from Luke Stevenson (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) to make it 8-1. After Monroe put two more on the board, Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) scored his first goal of the season to make it 10-2. Monroe added another score in the closing seconds of the third to make it 11-2 heading into the final quarter. TC3’s final goal came after Monroe had scored six times in the fourth, making the final 17-3. Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) started the scoring play with a shot on goal that was initially saved, but found its way into the net on the rebound.

Goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had 17 saves.

TC3 travels to Massachusetts Saturday for a non-region game with Dean College.

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