1998 Rochester/ Western NY Firsts and History

  • Goalie clinic with the help of Guy Van Arsdale from RIT.
  • Can-Am Invitational with the support of Scott Nelson at Nazareth College & the North South College Senior All Star Games.
  • First annual Exceptional Seniors Women’s Lacrosse game at East Rochester through the generosity of Mark Michele and Linda Michele.
  • Formation of 3 US Lacrosse sponsored youth All Star teams, Boys U 12, Boys U 14, Girls U 13.
  • New youth lacrosse programs in Hilton and Livonia with the expectation of Greece, Brockport and Spencerport to follow.


1998 All Star Team U-14

1998 U 14 Western New York Lacrosse All Stars Rochester team

f: Ryan LaShomb, Rylan Summit, John Merkovsky, Jeff Pfeffer, Dave Thering, Jack Greco, Ryan Maciaszek, Tom Welter
m: Justin Porter, Brent Wllson , Ed Leahy, Matt Bowerman, Jeff Koegel, Ryan Chase, Nate Urban, Tom Adamo
b: Coach Brian Lischerelli, Shaun Ryan, Alex Civalier, Jacob Sciandra, Blake Miller, Nate Evans, Kevin Ward, Coach Dave Stein

Democrat & Chronicle Team of the Week, September 1998
Bob Chavez, reporter

“The U-14 Western NY All Stars Lacrosse team won the Irondequoit Upstate NY lacrosse tournament before participating in the All Nations Lacrosse International Youth Festival sponsored by US Lacrosse in Baltimore July 17-20 at Towson University in Maryland. The tournament was held in conjunction with the Lacrosse World Games held at Johns Hopkins University. This US Lacrosse Youth Festival is the largest youth lacrosse event ever held. It included 2,200 players from 82 teams and 4 nations. The team was selected from area lacrosse players the end of May. Players on the team represent Aquinas, Canandaigua, Fairport, McQuaid, Penfield, Pittsford, Rush-Henrietta, Victor and Webster. Coaches Dave Stein and Brian Lischerelli lead the team in successful competition.”