Friday July 10, 2020

2021 TOURNAMENTS

We will begin listing 2021 Upstate NY tournaments on November 1st. Beginning now all Upstate NY tournament information will need to be sent to . . . editor.justlacrosse@gmail.com
. . . in order to be listed.

Updated information for 2020 tournaments should also be sent there when available.

2020 - 1812 Shootout Tournament - CANCELLED

July 11 - 12 / Sackets Harbor NY
July 11 - Boys, Grades 5-6, 7-8, Varsity
July 12 - Boys, Grades 1-2, 3-4, and JV

2019 - 1812 Shootout Tournament - CANCELLED

July 18 / Sackets Harbor NY
Girls Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, JV, Varsity

2020 Ed Van Tine Memorial Tournament

July 25 / Town of Hamburg Recreational Facility / Hamburg NY

2020 Wildcat Pepper Girls Lacrosse Tournament - CANCELLED

Saturday July 25 - 26 / West Genesee High School / Camillus, NY
Register here

Saturday July 25, 2020 -- JV & Varsity
Sunday, July 26, 2020 -- 3/4, 5/6, 7/8

2020 Northstar Girls Invitational - CANCELLED

July 27 - July 30 / Lake Placid

2020 Wildcat Invitational Lacrosse Tournament - CANCELLED

Saturday August 1 / West Genesee High School / Camillus, NY

UPDATED: 2020 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournaments - Girls

July 31 - August 1 / Everest Park / Auburn NY

2020 Orange Crush Lacrosse Get Crushed Tournament

Sunday, August 1 / Fresina Fields, Warners, NY

2020 Sweetlax Summer Invitational

August 1 & 2 / Pittsford NY

2020 Lake George Invitational - UPDATED INFO

August 1 - 4 / Golden Goal Sports Park. Lake George, NY

2020 Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic - UPDATED INFO


August 3 - August 9 / Lake Placid, NY

UPDTATED: 2020 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournaments - Boys

August 8-9 / Everest Park / Auburn NY

2020 Saratoga Springs Lacrosse Shootout

August 8 - 9 / Saratoga Springs NY

2020 Lake Placid Summit Youth Lacrosse Classic


August 10-12 / Lake Placid NY

2020 E.R. Lacrosse Dick's Sporting Goods Lax Jamboree - Boys

August 22 - 23 / CNY Family Sports Center, Baldwinsville/Syracuse, NY

2020 Northstar Capital City Classic

August 22 - 23 / Saratoga Springs NY

2020 E.R. Lacrosse Dick's Sporting Goods Lax Jamboree - Girls

August 29 - 30 / CNY Family Sports Center, Baldwinsville/Syracuse, NY

2020 Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival

September 25 - 27 / Ellicottville NY

2020 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournaments - Girls

September 27 / Everest Park / Auburn NY

2020 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournaments - Boys

October 3 / Everest Park / Auburn NY

2020 Upstate Lacrosse Festival

October 10 - 12 / Fayetteville-Manlius HS

2020 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournaments - Girls

October 25 / Everest Park / Auburn NY



10:15AM
from LocalSyr.com
(SKANEATELES, N.Y. ) – For former Skaneateles lacrosse star Hannah Powers, there is nothing like being on the field.

“Oh my God I miss it so much, everyday,” said Powers.

from Canisius Athletics
Two former Canisius men's lacrosse players, Tim Edwards and Holden Garlent, and assistant coach Kris Alleyne, have been named to Major League Lacrosse (MLL) rosters for the 2020 season, the league announced earlier this week.

from LocalSyr.com
One of the Sankofa Clinic Grants was recently awarded to Valley Lacrosse located here in Central New York. The Sankofa Clinics are targeted at boys and girls in underrepresented communities.

Valley Lacrosse


Wednesday July 8, 2020 10:15AM

from Syracuse Athletics
Ten former Orange stars will suit up for Major League Lacrosse teams this summer. The league, which recently announced plans to play as a nine-day tournament format in Annapolis in light of COVID-19.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Premier Lacrosse League Championship Series will feature four games on NBC in two weeks, starting with a rematch of last year’s title and culminating with the crowning of the 2020 champion.


Monday July 6, 2020 10:30AM
from The Ithaca Journal
Connor Buczek, 27, was named head coach of the Cornell men's lacrosse team April 28 after two seasons as a volunteer assistant for the Big Red and three as the team's assistant coach. He took over for Peter Milliman, who left to become head coach at Johns Hopkins. Buczek and Jordan Stevens, now Cornell's associate coach, were part of a staff that helped lead the Big Red to a 5-0 start and No. 2 national ranking earlier this year before the season was cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.

from Syracuse Athletics
In this installment of a series looking at how Orange student-athletes, coaches and alumni are doing in these challenging times, we chat with former men's lacrosse standout Jovan Miller, a 2x NCAA Champion for the Orange.

from Athletics
Mike Powell's last game for the Orange. M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore.

Friday July 3, 2020 10:30AM
from the Premier Lacrosse League
LOS ANGELES, CA. (July 2, 2020) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced . . . the final 22-man travel rosters for the upcoming PLL Championship Series in Salt Lake City, Utah.

from US Lacrosse
This season, beginning July 18, will be played entirely in the city of Annapolis, Md. The season will be one week long and will host all six MLL teams. The week will conclude with a final-four playoff, crowning the 2020 MLL champion the weekend of July 25-26. The Major League Lacrosse season will air on the ESPN Networks and ESPN+.

from US Lacrosse
Deciding when to use a sports drink, electrolyte-infused water, or plain water is important to your athlete’s performance, but it can also be confusing. Luckily, TrueSport Expert Kristen Ziesmer, a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, has six simple tips about when and how to help your child incorporate electrolytes.

Wednesday July 1, 2020 9:45AM
from BLaxFive.net
There are only two awards section-wide awards for the season that wasn't, one by Section V and one by US Lacrosse.

from Pittsburgh Athletics
"I am excited for this opportunity and can't wait to get started," Thorpe said. "The moment I first spoke with Coach Emily, I knew Pitt was the place I wanted to be. The athletic department's passion for and commitment to women's lacrosse was evident in speaking with them. I would like to thank Coach Emily, Heather Lyke, and Dustin Gray for their confidence in me. My family and I are excited and energized to be joining the Pitt family."

from Inside Lacrosse
Growing up, I never really cared about who I was or what people thought about me. Call it thick skin that my mom taught me, or just being a “punk” like coaches called me; but in high school, nothing really seemed to get in my way other than a little yellow lacrosse ball from time to time. That changed in college. As I found out, part of my “not caring” was really just not knowing who “me” was.

from NLL.com
Most Valuable Player: Shayne Jackson (OCC), Georgia
Goaltender of the Year: Doug Jamieson (OCC), New England
Sportsmanship Award: Lyle Thompson (LaFayette), Georgia
Tom Borrelli Award Media Member of the Year: Craig Rybczynski, Rochester

Monday June 29, 2020 12:15AM
from WIVB.com
We won’t see a change in the world unless we change ourselves and what message we spread to our community first. A slew of athletes have made their voice and presence known to address racism in our world today. One of those is Buffalo Bandit superstar Dhane Smith who recently used his platform in a powerful way.

from WWNYTV.com
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - What Jim Berkman has accomplished in his 32 seasons coaching the men’s lacrosse program at Division 3 Salisbury is incredible.

The Watertown native and St. Lawrence graduate is the winningest coach in NCAA Men’s Lacrosse history with 553 victories and his teams have won 12 national titles.

from North Country Now
School board members approved a sports merger request from Brasher Falls Central for girls’ varsity hockey and lacrosse, as well as modified and varsity boys and girls spring track.

Saturday June 27, 2020 10:15AM
from the USILA
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from the USILA
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from The Corning Leader
HORSEHEADS - Big Horn Lacrosse Club, based in Chemung County, is slated to begin July 1 after months of uncertainty. Due to the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and state restrictions surrounding it, planning for the program has been frenetic for the club, which is in only its second year.

from the NLL
Randy Staats runs through the gamut of 22 Questions!


Friday June 26, 2020 9:45AM
from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
It is with extreme disappointment and sadness that we inform you that we are not permitted to host Session 1 (August 3-9) and Session 2 (August 10-16) Lake Placid Summit Classic in August. After an exhaustive effort of anticipating, planning, and turning over every possible stone, we have received the call we dreaded.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
This story initially appeared on Behind the Whistle, the official blog of the IWLCA, and is being republished with permission from the organization. Michelle Tumolo is the head coach of the Wagner women's lacrosse team. She is also a member of the U.S. national team.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Besides watching a lot of game film, Tim Soudan has devoted some of his free time during quarantine to woodworking. The Fairport, N.Y., native built pallet and flower boxes for his wife and daughter. He also nearly cut off his left index finger with a router.

from US Lacrosse
Just because your normal lacrosse competition isn’t what you’re used to, it doesn’t mean you can’t keep improving your game and have fun while you’re doing it. That’s why we created the Pickup Lacrosse game-builder.

from TapInto.net
SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland’s Matt Makar, a standout in both lacrosse and football for the Rebels and Hornets, will continue his lacrosse career this fall at SUNY Cortland.

“I’m looking to become a better lacrosse player,” Makar said. “I would also like to win a championship while I’m playing at SUNY Cortland.”

from Syracuse.com
This isn’t an all-star team, so to speak. The coronavirus pandemic led to the cancellation of spring high school sports this year, so the All-Central New York teams we usually pick couldn’t happen.

Instead, we chose some seniors who earned All-CNY status last year to share some of their feelings about their sport — and what they’ve missed most about what would have been their final high school season.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 9:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Hun School (N.J.) will hire Whipsnakes LC head coach Jim Stagnitta (East Syracuse-Minoa) to lead the Raiders' lacrosse program, the school announced in a press release on Monday evening.

from US Lacrosse
When you graduate from the Gary Gait school of lacrosse, as Michelle Tumolo did, even the most mundane exercises require a touch of ingenuity.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 9:00AM
from St. Lawrence University Athletics
Don coached the men's lacrosse team from 1970-1997. His teams won 253 games in 28 seasons. A 2004 inductee into our own Athletics Hall of Fame, Don was named the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Man of the Year in 1997, and earned NCAA Division III Coach of the Year honors in 1979. He took his teams to eight NCAA Tournaments, with the 1979 team advancing to the NCAA Division II-III semifinals.

12:15AM
from Niagara University Athletics
Dear Lacrosse,

You have changed my life. I cannot begin to express my gratitude that I have for you. You have brought so many amazing people into my life and have put me on the path that I walk today.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Granite Bay (CA) 2021 goalie Evan Beland of Pinnacle Aces has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Siena College.


Saturday June 20, 2020 9:45AM
from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Rachel Perla’s desire to go into a lacrosse coaching career was born out of a personal crisis.

from NJCAA.org
Charlotte, NC - As the 2020-21 academic and athletic year approaches, the NJCAA has released a plan of action for the fall and winter sports season in response to COVID-19. The NJCAA National Office, along with the NJCAA Health and Safety Council, has also issued a list of safety protocol recommendations for member colleges during regular season competition and championship events.

from Lax Sports Network
Jeff Teat talks to Travis Eldridge about his choice to return to Cornell and his thoughts on the coaching change.

from The Times Telegram
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration published guidance in recent days expanding on his Sunday announcement that “low-risk” youth sports leagues can resume play early next month, easing COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place since March.

from Lars Tiffany / US Lacrosse Magazine
Truth, justice, equality. Our nation’s founders and charter documents clearly state the values the United States of America, and its citizens, will pursue and realize. Starting with the Declaration of Independence and continuing through modern times, we have such poetic, theoretical purity of opportunity-for-all and democracy found in the words from our government.

But why do such past and current values not reflect the reality for so many Americans?


Thursday June 18, 2020 11:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
“When you started to see the protests, everything that happened with George Floyd and so many other killings, it rips you apart because I love our country so much,” Maryland coach John Tillman said last week amid a growing national conversation about racism and protests coast to coast. “I appreciate the freedoms we have and take a lot of pride in the fact that we can do things in our country that others can’t. I don’t take that for granted. There’s a lot of people who make sacrifices so that can happen.

from Major League Lacrosse
BOSTON - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today a partnership with Powell Lacrosse to become an Official Equipment and Apparel Partner of the league.

“We are very pleased to announce this partnership with Powell Lacrosse for the upcoming season,” said MLL Director of Sponsorship, John O’Leary. “The Powell brothers were instrumental on the field in bringing this league to what it is today. To be able to carry that rich tradition by delivering their innovative products to our league and fans is something that we are very proud of.”

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
SUNY Cortland Athletics has announced that its 52nd annual C-Club Hall of Fame induction ceremony, scheduled for Sept. 12, 2020, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be moved to the fall of 2021 on a date to be determined . . . posthumous inductee James Burke '78 (men's lacrosse).

from News10.com
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Niskayuna’s Dylan Pantalone and Albany Academy’s Maurice Tessier are both coming back for one last season with Siena Lacrosse.

from OneNewsPage.com

from Inside Lacrosse
One of the teams vying for the title is the Chrome. Last season, the War Boys didn’t exactly make it to Valhalla all shiny and, well, Chrome. They won two games, but they weren’t absolutely blown out in their losses. Still, the league brought in longtime pro coach Tim Soudan to galvanize the team in the offseason. He’s made sweeping changes to the defense and brings an organized, but fun, team philosophy to the organization as the ultimate player’s coach.

Wednesday June 17, 2020 10:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
To kick off Pride Month, Michelle Tumolo—one of Team USA’s biggest stars and an openly-gay advocate for greater LGBTQ+ inclusion in the sport of lacrosse—launched her namesake brand, MT35.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The Premier Lacrosse League Championship Series begins July 25, and the 16-day, 20-game tournament will begin with a 14-game group play session ending August 2.

Monday June 15, 2020 12:15AM
from CNYCentral.com
Alibrandi Stadium has seen so many tremendous athletes. Greg Paulus to Bruce Williams to Stevie Scott -- and so many more in between -- but perhaps the most unique was Jovan Miller.

A stud football and lacrosse player at Christian Brothers Academy, choosing to ultimately play the latter, and what a decision that turned out to be.

from Upstate Lacrosse Associatio
The ULA announced on June 8th in a Zoom meeting with our member Organizations that the 2020 Season is cancelled. This very difficult decision was made after long and thoughtful consideration using guidance from local Health experts, US Lacrosse, County, State and the Federal Governments.

from Inside Lacrosse
Former Colgate attackman Nicky Petkevich will spend his fifth year of eligibility at Georgetown in 2021, he confirmed earlier today.

from LaxAllStars.com
The dynamic duo we are about to welcome to LaxAllStars.com need a little introduction, but the community will know what they’re all about soon enough.

Friday June 12, 2020 9:45AM
from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Cornell University Department of Athletics and Physical Education has announced that it will cancel all mandatory athletics activities on Election Day – Tuesday, Nov. 3 – in an effort to encourage student-athletes, coaches and staff members to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse Magazine has confirmed a report from Chris Jastrzembski stating that Jeff Teat plans to return to Cornell for the 2021 season. Plans are still being finalized, the source said.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
LOS ANGELES, CA. (June 11, 2020) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today that Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah will host the upcoming PLL Championship Series Powered by Ticketmaster. The three-week quarantined and fanless tournament is scheduled to run from July 25th through August 9th, with players arriving a week in advance, and all 20 games presented live across NBC, NBCSN, and NBC Sports Gold. The PLL was the first professional team sports league in the US to announce a return to play, unveiling its plan for the Championship Series on the TODAY Show in early May.

Wednesday June 10, 2020 11:00AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Nat St. Laurent knows what it's like to be a black man in America, and he's ready to speak out and inspire change. The son of a black father and white mother, St. Laurent's youth teammates' comments about his race almost caused him to leave the sport entirely.

Overtime with Paul Carcaterra - Nat St. Laurent | S3 E17

from Tariro Audrey Kandemiri / Inside Lacrosse
I started my @OfficialLaxGirl Twitter account eight years ago, when I was 15. It was my second year of playing lacrosse, and I had decided to make an account dedicated solely to the game, so I could post however many times I wanted and connect with others who were deeply passionate about lacrosse. Having grown up in Montgomery County, Md., after my family immigrated from Zimbabwe in 2004, I was used to seeing diversity in my everyday life.

from Amari Pollard / Inside Lacrosse
Six years later, the exact steps that led me to participating in my first protest in 2014 during the fall of my sophomore year at Le Moyne College remain cloudy in my mind, but the reasons are everclear.

from News10.com
“It’s really easy for white people to say, ‘Oh yes, black people are disadvantaged,’ but what’s really hard is to admit that you are the one receiving those benefits,” Treanor, who majored in Cultural Foundations in Education at Syracuse, explained. “So you might not be partaking in racism verbally, but by benefiting from the systems in place, you are partaking in it. And that’s a really hard think for people to come to terms with.”

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Kayla Treanor is a member of the U.S. women’s national team and an assistant coach on the Boston College women’s lacrosse team. The former Syracuse standout was a four-time first-team All-American, a three-time Tewaaraton finalist and a three-time IWLCA Attacker of the Year.

The current national conversation surrounding racial injustice has inspired Treanor to speak up on the subject, both with her Boston College players and national team teammates. Treanor shared a message from the national team on her Twitter account on Sunday.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The coronavirus crash of the 2020 college lacrosse season landed particularly hard on players like Brett Tenaglia and Cole Horan. They not only lost a large chunk of their games with Furman, but, eventually, their entire program as well.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Hampton Bays 2021 midfield/attack Cassidy Moore of the Brookhaven Bandits has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at SUNY College at Oneonta.

Monday June 8, 2020 9:45AM
from Harlem Lacrosse
The recent killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans have left us feeling outrage, sadness, and pain. These senseless deaths are a predictable result of centuries of racism and hatred in this country that have led us to this point. Many White Americans like to think—and raise their children to believe—that America is a meritocracy. It’s not.

from Adrenaline Lacrosse
Adrenaline is proud to announce a streaming deal with ESPN, for the 2020 Adrenaline All American Games. In a high school senior send-off game more meaningful than ever, the Adrenaline All American Games will bring together the top boys and girls players from across the western U.S. for the annual Best in the West lacrosse event.


Saturday June 6, 2020 9:30AM
from NNY360.com
Mallette, who has competed in lacrosse for the Cyclones for four years, was announced as the first winner of the award, named in honor of longtime former Watertown lacrosse coach Branski, who died in January.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
I’m not quite sure how this conversation begins. So I’m just going to let the words come and write unplugged.

I’m angered that some of you still don’t care to understand why so many black Americans and people of color feel the way they do, I’m frustrated that the looting and rioting has taken away from the real message, and I’m not surprised that some are using the looting and rioting to pivot away from the original intent of the protest.

Thursday June 4, 2020 10:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse
IL's Editor's Note: During a week in which the national discourse has once again turned toward the systemic issues of racial injustice, black lacrosse players have voiced their thoughts and concerns on social media. Perhaps none of the messages have been more nuanced and compelling than Jules Heningburg's. A Rutgers alum and attackman for the PLL's Redwoods, Heningburg gave permission to IL to reprint his essay in full below. Quite simply, it is a must-read.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — Gait Lacrosse has signed a multi-year partnership agreement with US Lacrosse that will make it an official partner/equipment supplier of the U.S. Women’s National Team, an official partner for the US Lacrosse National Convention for the next four years and an official sponsor of the 2021 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship, which will be hosted by US Lacrosse from July 7-17, 2021 at Towson University.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, USA – World Lacrosse announced today that its senior-level Men’s World Championship, originally scheduled for 2022, is being moved back one year to 2023 in response to other changes in the international sport calendar, to better accommodate athlete availability and to ease financial burden on its member National Governing Bodies.

from News10.com
For that senior group, their state championship dreams died with the cancellation of their final high school season, but a pair of Eagles won’t stop calling each other teammates. Lindsay Ayres and Caroline Wise are both headed to UMass next year, and they agree it softens the blow a bit.


Tuesday June 2, 2020 10:15AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Once again, we are saddened and angered by the stark and tragic reminders of racial inequity that persist in our society. Lacrosse has been associated with this cultural divide throughout its modern history, from the systematic exclusion of Native American players in the late 19th century to the lingering perceptions and supporting examples that our sport remains exclusive to a community of privilege today.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee has proposed eliminating the motorcycle grip and having both players start faceoffs with only their feet, gloves and sticks touching the ground beginning in the 2020-21 academic year.

The committee recommended making the goal-mouth area restricted for offensive players.


Saturday May 30, 2020 9:00AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Influential faceoff specialists Greg Gurenlian, Joe Nardella and TD Ierlan ‘s comments on social media suggest that the NCAA Rules Committee, which concluded the last of four virtual meetings Friday afternoon, has voted in favor of proposing these changes to the faceoff:

from RocheserFirst.com
The ‘band of brothers’ is all heading to the University of Albany together in the fall to play Division I lacrosse. Endres was the first to commit to play for the Great Danes, and helped convince Hay and Pezzimenti to also come after they de-committed from Syracuse and Ohio State respectively. Tanner Hay, Camden’s older brother, also attends Albany and was another huge influence on the boys.

from The Daily Orange
The reunion was more than a year away, but Gavin MacLachlan, Jim Morrissey and a group of their 1995 Syracuse teammates started planning the celebration during a high school lacrosse game last May.


Friday May 29, 2020 9:30AM
from US Lacrosse
Cobie Cree (Mohawk Nation, Akwesasne Territory) and Yanenowi Logan (Deer Clan, Seneca Nation) were elected by the Tewaaraton Foundation as the 2020 recipients of the Tewaaraton Native American Scholarships, presented by US Lacrosse. These recipients will be recognized along with the next year’s recipients at the 2021 Tewaaraton Award annual ceremony as this year’s event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

from US Lacrosse
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse has announced a set of return to play recommendations to assist the lacrosse community in following the appropriate steps to mitigate the risk for all participants in the COVID-19 environment. Highlights of the recommendations and a link to the full white paper developed by the committee are available on the Return to Play webpage.

from Ipswich Local News
While in the service, he was a member of the Air Force swim team, and after was on the Syracuse University lacrosse team and boxing team . . .

Don had a second and concurrent career as a college, semi-professional and professional hockey referee. He also had an extended concurrent career as head college lacrosse referee and later a men’s high school referee. He concluded his refereeing career as a women’s high school and youth referee well into his 70’s.



New Commitments from Inside Lacrosse
Josh Newman D 2020 Kenmore West Senior High School Medaille

Wyatt Knust G 2021 Henry B. Plant High School (FL) Cornell

Evan Beland G 2021 Granite Bay High School (CA) Siena

Griffin Chernoff A 2021 Kellenberg Memorial School Binghamton