Eight Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been recognized as Academic All-Region by Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Bridger Carreau (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter H.S.), Nicole Deselets (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley H.S.), Sage Garrison (Odessa/Odessa-Montour H.S.), Amanda Green (Lansing/Lansing H.S.), Austin Kulas (Moravia/Moravia), Cecelia Swan (Cassadaga Valley/Cassadaga Valley H.S.), Ridge Walker (Moravia/Moravia), and Kaylie Yerdon (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley) were recognized for their excellence in the classroom.
Two Tompkins Cortland Community College players have earned spots on the NJCAA Region III all-region team after helping the Panthers advance to the District A championship game for the second straight season. In voting by the coaches in the region, Anthony Irizarry (Middletown/Middletown H.S.) and Nick Smith (Cortland H.S./Cortland) were each voted to the second team.
Five Tompkins Cortland Community College players have earned spots on the Mid-State Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse all-conference team. In voting by the coaches from the five MSAC programs, Anthony Irizarry (Middletown/Middletown H.S.), Jack Collmer (Vernon/Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S.), Jonathan Phillips (Cortland/Cortland H.S.), Nick Smith (Cortland/Cortland H.S.), and Matthew Bisono (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) were among the 20 named to the team. The five represent the most all-conference selections in a season in the history of Tompkins Cortland’s lacrosse program. Conference champion Onondaga Community College had the most all-conference selections with eight, followed by the five for conference runners-up Tompkins Cortland.
The winningest season in the history of Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse came to an end in the NJCAA Region III District A Championship game Saturday as the Panthers lost to national powerhouse Onondaga Community College, 35-2. The season ends with a record of 9-4 for the Panthers while the Lazers advance to the national tournament with a record of 13-0.
For the second straight year, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team is heading to the NJCAA Region III District A Championship game. The Panthers advanced with an 11-8 win over Hudson Valley Community College in the opening round of the playoffs Wednesday, the second time the Panthers have beaten the Vikings this year and the second year in a row Tompkins Cortland beat Hudson Valley in the playoffs. The Panthers, ranked #10 in the nation, are now 9-3 overall and have tied the school record for most wins in a season.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team is heading back to the NJCAA playoffs. The Panthers are the #4 seed in the Region III Tournament and will host #5-seed Hudson Valley Community College at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The winner will advance to the District A Championship against #1-ranked Onondaga Community College.