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February 22, 2014

Plattsburgh State lacrosse kicks off season today

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse team set a new standard last season.

The Cardinals finished 14-4 overall, a school record for single-season victories, and 5-1 in SUNY Athletic Conference play.

The Cardinals recorded their first-ever post-season win, a 15-7 home decision over The College at Brockport in the conference semifinals and made their first-ever trip to the title game where they fell, 9-2, at Division III power Cortland.

The season was capped off by Ryan Cavanagh becoming the first-ever Plattsburgh men’s lacrosse coach to be honored as SUNYAC Coach of the Year.

It’s a new season, however, with the Cardinals opening their campaign with a noon nonconference game today against Norwich University at the Plattsburgh State Field House Lacrosse Complex.

The Cardinals have received votes in the USILA Division III pre-season lacrosse poll.

Offensively, Plattsburgh will be bolstered by the return of three of its six leading scorers from a year ago — Brendan Damm (36-16-52), Tim Lawrence (30-16-46) and Tom Duggan (17-10-27).

The Cardinals have a 17-game regular season schedule and will play their first SUNYAC game on March 29 at Geneseo.

Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse

2014 roster

1- Tim Lawrence, 5-6, 145 senior attack, Kings Park/Kings Park

2- James Read, 6-0, 160, junior attack, Miller Place/Miller Place

3- Brendan Cefalu, 5-7, 155, junior attack/midfield, East Islip/East Islip

4- Joey Kromer, 5-11, 195, sophomore midfield, Clifton Park/Shenendehowa

5- Tom Duggan, 6-3, 205, senior midfield, Levittown/Levittown Division

6- Chris Guzzetta, 5-7, 160, goalie, East Islip/East Islip

7- Robbie Ashlaw, 5-9, 185, senior midfield, North Syracuse/Cicero-North Syracuse

8- Courtney Cox, 5-10, 185, senior midfield, Grand Island/Grand Island

9- Brendan Damm, 6-3, 190, attack/midfield, Montauk/East Hampton

10- Andrew Hauk, 6-2, 196, senior goalie, Sackets Harbor/Immaculate Heart

11- Austin Belz, 5-10, 165, freshman attack/midfield, Bayport/Bayport-Blue Point

12- James Higgins, 5-9, 172, sophomore attack, Wading River/Shoreham Wading River

13- Cole Andersen, 5-9, 175, junior midfield, St. James/Smithtown East

14- Joe Eiseman, 5-8, 168, freshman midfield, Farmingdale/Sachem East

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