Get To Know the Directors: Sol Bliss and Deven York

Sol Bliss and Deven York have made their names in the varsity and club ranks and they will use this experience to help guide the Western region teams. Bliss’ fascination for the game came long before he picked up a stick. “I was a ball boy in third grade...

Get To Know the Directors: Steve Levy and Tommy Zummo

Steve Levy and Tommy Zummo are two lifetime lacrosse guys and they make up half of the team looking to help Suffolk’s girls take home titles at the 2021 New York State Regional Championships. Levy began his lacrosse career in fifth grade and played in Sachem...

Get To Know the Directors: Matt Maloney and Ryan Gick

Matt Maloney and Ryan Gick found lacrosse at different points in their lives but they’ll team up to try and bring their region some trophies in 2021. Growing up, Maloney was a multi-sport athlete but lacrosse wasn’t one of them. “I played pretty much...

Get To Know the Directors: Desmond Megna and Jason Mauro

Lacrosse wasn’t too popular at Megna’s high school but he was able to find success. “I went to William Floyd and it wasn’t a big sport in the early 90s there but a lot of the athletes played in the spring,” Megna said. “In 10th...

Get To Know the Directors: George Searing and Joe Ancona

Two large parts of the creation of the New York State Regional Championship, George Searing and Joe Ancona, will try and win titles for the Suffolk region boys. Like many, Searing began his lacrosse career in grade school. “[It was] back when I was in high...

Get To Know the Directors: Robyn Pastuch and Lauren LoManaco

For many young girls across New York State, the 2021 New York State Regional Championships are an opportunity to showcase their skills against some of the best in their age group. For Nassau girls’ directors Robyn Pastuch and Lauren LoManaco, it’s an...

Get To Know the Directors: Joe Baccarella and Brett Waxer

Baccarella began his lacrosse career in eighth grade and played in the Sewanhaka High School District. Directly after high school, he entered the coaching ranks. “My old coach got me involved coaching football and lacrosse,” Baccarella said. “I was...

Get To Know the Directors: John Calabria and Doug Rigo

John Calabria and Doug Rigo got into lacrosse in different ways and have had very different careers in playing and coaching. The two make up half of the Nassau region boys’ teams directors. Calabria played much of his lacrosse career at Sachem High School before...

Epoch x West Point x NYSRC

One of the main sponsors of the New York Regional Championships is Epoch Lacrosse. The Minnesota-based lacrosse design and technology company will be providing gear for each team in the tournament. Epoch partners with professional leagues and college teams including...

Get To Know the Directors: Brendan Curran

Brendan Curran found his love for lacrosse in one of the first programs in the Hudson Valley and has helped expand opportunities for the next generation. Curran took advantage of his opportunity and turned it into a college career. “I grew up in Scarsdale which...

Get To Know the Directors: Jim Lindsay and Brian Kuczma

A pair of former Yorktown Athletic Club (YAC) lacrosse players will now continue to lead youth lacrosse in the region they learned to play. Jim Lindsay and Brian Kuczma are two of the four directors that will try to lead the Hudson Valley boys to victory in the 2021...

Get To Know the Directors: Chris Kear and Jeff Barnard

Chris Kear and Jeff Barnard make up half of the group of directors leading the Hudson Valley boys in the 2021 New York State Regional Championships. Both have found success as coaches at the varsity level in Westchester County. Kear began his lacrosse career in the...

Get To Know the Directors: Jen Williams

In the span of 15 years, Central region girls’ director Jen Williams has gone from never seeing a girls’ lacrosse game to overseeing a New York State Regional Championships (NYSRC) region. It was a second coaching position that turned into a passion....

Get To Know the Directors: Jamie Archer and Mark Ferrito

Central region boys directors Jamie Archer and Mark Ferrito have been connected for some time. When Archer joined the New York State Regional Championships (NYSRC), he knew exactly who he wanted working with him. “Mark and I have been close through the...

Get To Know the Directors: Bill White

Adirondack girls’ teams director Bill White was not a big lacrosse player growing up. He wasn’t born and raised in the Adirondack region. White found his niche in the sport and the region through raising a family in upstate New York. White grew up in...

Get To Know the Directors: Shawn Hennessey

The Adirondack region boys’ team director Shawn Hennessey is someone who knows about pride in where he comes from. The Shaker High School varsity boys lacrosse coach leads the program he once played for. A 1992 Shaker graduate, Hennessey was an All-League...

New York State Regional Championship Tournament Announcement

The 2021 New York State Regional (NYSR) Championship tournament will take place July 20-22. This year’s tournament will be at SUNY Albany, whose men’s team won the America East Conference and made the NCAA semifinals in 2018. It will be the first time...
Epoch x West Point x NYSRC

Epoch x West Point x NYSRC

One of the main sponsors of the New York Regional Championships is Epoch Lacrosse. The Minnesota-based lacrosse design and technology company will be providing gear for each team in the tournament. Epoch partners with professional leagues and college teams including...

Get To Know the Directors: Brendan Curran

Get To Know the Directors: Brendan Curran

Brendan Curran found his love for lacrosse in one of the first programs in the Hudson Valley and has helped expand opportunities for the next generation. Curran took advantage of his opportunity and turned it into a college career. “I grew up in Scarsdale which...

Get To Know the Directors: Jen Williams

Get To Know the Directors: Jen Williams

In the span of 15 years, Central region girls’ director Jen Williams has gone from never seeing a girls’ lacrosse game to overseeing a New York State Regional Championships (NYSRC) region. It was a second coaching position that turned into a passion....

Get To Know the Directors: Bill White

Get To Know the Directors: Bill White

Adirondack girls’ teams director Bill White was not a big lacrosse player growing up. He wasn’t born and raised in the Adirondack region. White found his niche in the sport and the region through raising a family in upstate New York. White grew up in...

Get To Know the Directors: Shawn Hennessey

Get To Know the Directors: Shawn Hennessey

The Adirondack region boys’ team director Shawn Hennessey is someone who knows about pride in where he comes from. The Shaker High School varsity boys lacrosse coach leads the program he once played for. A 1992 Shaker graduate, Hennessey was an All-League...

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