Lacrosse players of all ages learn and play in PY program

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
The Middle School boys on Olympics Day.

The month of July brought rain, hail, heat and fun to the box on Powell Lane where the Penn Yan Summer Box Lacrosse Program was held.

Boys and girls from ages four through adult played competitively in their divisions.

The program culminated with Olympics with medals for the K through middle school ages and a championship for the high school age players.

Coach Harry Queener says, “I would be remiss to not mention the college age guys and the Old Mens games on Sundays.”

The Old Mens game has morphed into fathers and sons games which were fun and low key.

The Boys program was run by Brian Hobart with help from Jason Paige and volunteers from the high school and college boys.

The high school boys had some exciting overtime games, and Holly’s Red Rooster team claimed the championship over In The Crease in the finals. Transelco came in third with City Hill Construction in fourth.

The elementary boys division played round robin games between Morgan’s Grocery, Polmanteer’s and Curbeau Realty, while the middle school teams of Trombley’s Tires, Coach & Equipment and ReMax Diversified Realty competed with some hard-hitting and well-skilled action, according to Queener.

Under the coaching of Patricia Queener, with many volunteers, including Courtney Hey, Kristen Thayer, Maddie Hill, Michaela and Ariel Christensen and Jen Burt the month of box lacrosse ran smoothly.

The girls elementary and middle school groups played in the mornings this summer to beat the heat, while the K – Grade two  and high school/college age girls played under the lights on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Teams sponsored by Marble’s Automotive, Farm Family Insurance, Seneca Farms, Birkett Mills, The Moose, Fox Run Vineyards and Knapp & Schlappi worked on skills and played games where everyone competed and had fun and learned more about the game.

Queener says the program organizers would like to thank Steve Trombley, Vanessa McMinn, Brian Lewis and Matt Lewis from In the Crease for their help in making the program successful.

Queener also noted the success of the program is dependent on the box sponsors and all the high school and college-age players who gave back to the sport by volunteering with the young children’s programs.

The K - Grade 2 girls and coaches with medals they received on Olympics Day.