2008 Record 13-2

  • Fulton 15-10 W
  • Baldwinsville 10-9 W
  • Utica Proctor 25-0 W
  • Fayetteville-Manlius 5-9 L
  • Horseheads 17-13 W
  • Liverpool 13-1 W
  • Corcoran 19-7 W
  • Nottingham 16-4 W
  • Oswego 14-11 W
  • Auburn 10-12 L
  • Central Square 16-6 W
  • Liverpool 14-6 W
  • RFA 15-9 W
  • Fayetteville-Manlius 8-7 W
  • Baldwinsville 10-9 W
  • Henninger 6:30pm
  • West Genesee 7pm
  • *Sectional playoffs

June 12th Booster Club meeting

The minutes from the June 12th Booster Club meeting are available at the Booster Club page. Make sure to check them out today!

Sid George Memorial Award

Each year the Booster Club determines if there is a person worthy of this award that honors the memory of Sid George and celebrates his dedication and devotion to the Boys' Lacrosse program in the Cicero/North Syracuse area.

This year's Sid George Memorial Award was presented to Lloyd Hamilton in honor and with thanks for his years of service to the CNS Lacrosse Program. Throughout the years. Loyd has volunteered countless hours of his time in coaching and organizing youth and high school clinics, indoor/outdoor league games, tournaments... to help the CNS lacrosse program continue to strengthen to compete at the Section Three level. Thank you Mr. Hamilton!!!

CNS Captain, Stephen Ianzito, named to All-American Team

Congratulations to the CNS Varsity Lacrosse team captain, Stephen Ianzito, for being named to the All-American Team.

June Booster Club meeting

The final Booster Club meeting of the year will be Thursday, June 12 at 7pm in the CNS HS cafeteria At the meeting, we will be voting on open Booster Club Board positions:
President: Pam Puma
Co-Vice Presidents: Jody Barnes & Michelle Fiorini
Treasurer: Debbie VanSlyke
Secretary: Janet Girard

Playoffs Begin!

The playoffs begin on Friday, May 30 as CNS takes on Baldwinsville at Archie Hall Stadium at NSJHS. Game time is 6 pm. Please come and support our Northstars!

Freshmen Game Reports

Game 6
On May 14th, the freshman Northstars hosted the undefeated FM Hornets who were fresh off an overtime victory over the West Genesee Wildcats. The Hornets jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first quarter before the Northstar's defense settled in and began to play intelligent lacrosse. Throughout the remainder of the game the team only allowed one more goal. Unfortunately the Northstar's offense was held at bay by the tenacious Hornets defense and could only muster two goals. The goals were scored by Mike Fiorini and Rob Doxtater. The final score of the game was FM 5-CNS 2. The 3-3 Northstars next host the Red Hawks from Central Square on Friday May 16th.
Game 7
The freshman Northstar's offense finally showed up to play! While they started slow, the offense, recently revamped, had a great performance scoring a season high 17 goals. Riley Hadden and Anthony Mirizio had career days with 4 and 3 goal respectively, Riley also chipped in with an assist as well as doing an excellent job at the faceoff X. Recently moved to attack to add stability to the Northstar offense, Robert Spenard had 2 goals and 2 assists, and did a very nice job running the offense. Single Northstar goals were turned in by Dan Ciciarelli, Dylan Kenyon, Mike Fiorini, Nick Hall, Josh Desimone, and Jacob Werksman. The defense posted their first shutout of the season, limiting the Red Hawks to only five shots on goal. The defense is led by goalies Jacob Werksman and Zach Martin and includes defensemen Matt Strzelecki, Mike Parody, Chad Izyk, Ty Koster, Nick Hall, Robert Edick, and Anthony Ventrone. The 4-3 Northstars travel to Rome to take on RFA on May 20th.
Game 8
Hoping to keep the offense onslaught that they showed against Central Square going, the freshman Northstar's traveled to Rome to play RFA. Again the coaching staff worked on "tweeking" the offense to ensure that the right people were in the right position, and it paid off. The Northstar's scored early and often. The attack of Mike Fiorini, Dylan Kenyon, and Robert Spenard each had two goals a piece, Spenard also chipped in with three assists while Kenyon and Fiorini each had one. Robby Doxtater had another strong game since moving up to the first midfield line, he chipped in with two goals. Single goals were scored by James Segars, Nick Hall, Dan Ciciarelli, Colin Crooks and Patrick Kenyon. The defense continued to play well allowing only a single goal late in the fourth quarter. The Northstars, 5-3 on the season, travel to B'ville next on May 23rd to take on the Bees.
Game 9
Hoping to avenge a 5-3 loss to the Bees earlier in the season, the Northstars traveled to Baldwinsville hoping to continue their new found offensive firepower. The first quarter was a standoff with both teams having numerous chances to score, but both team's defenses stepped up and ended those threats. While the first quarter was even, the second belonged to the Bees as they jumped out to a 5-3 lead. Finally realizing that they didn't need to take a back seat to anyone, the Northstars came out in the third quarter and quickly got their offense back on track. Helped greatly by some fantastic play at the faceoff X by Riley Hadden and Daniel Ciciarelli, the Northstars quickly evened and then went ahead, and never looked back. The defense, who did a fantastic job all day clearing the ball, stepped up and shutout the Bees in the second half. Robert Spenard and Riley Hadden each had 3 goals, while Dylan Kenyon, James Segars, and Nick Hall each scored one. The game was a total team effort, one that the coaching staff is hoping can be carried on to the teams final two games against Liverpool and West Genesee. The 6-3 Northstars travel to Liverpool on Wednesday May 23rd to face the Warriors at the Liverpool Annex.

CNS Freshman beat RFA

The CNS Freshman Boys Lacrosse team won a great game against RFA on May 20, 2008 with a 14-1 win. Great job boys!

CNS Lacrosse and Race for the Cure

CNS Lax raised over $3,000 in donations

Top Finishers for CNS LAX were: 8,000 runners in the field
7th place overall - Wesley Kufel - Varsity Team
37th place overall - Riley Hadden - Freshman Team
74th place overall - Joey Newton - JV Team
85th place overall - Jacob Worksman - Freshman Team
94th place overall - Anthony Mirizio - Freshman Team


Race for the Cure Information

We have over 50 participants in the Race this Year--this is a great turnout! Thanks to all-- dress for the weather-- it looks like it will be wet on Saturday morning. The CNS Northstars Team will be meeting at the back of the Cole Muffler Court near the bathroom building. The 5K Competetive Run will begin at 10:15, immediately followed by the 5K Fun Run/Walk. Please try to arrive by 9:15. If you are registered to run in the Competitive Run (you will have a blue race bib), you will need to pick up your electonic chip at the Center of Progress Building at 9:30. Traffic at the fairgrounds will become very busy as we approach the race time, so the earlier you arrive the better..

CNS Boys Lacrosse Team Parents

  1. Varsity, Maureen Myers: mmyers@nscsd.org
  2. JV, Nick Oppedisano Sr.: unu50@yahoo.com
  3. Freshman, Michelle Fiorini: mfiorini190@yahoo.com
  4. Gillette, Sue Bracy: smbracy@syr.edu
  5. Gillette, Michelle Miller emwa4@yahoo.com
  6. Roxboro, Heidi Lavere hlavere@nscsd.org

CNS beats Baldwinsville

The CNS Boys Lacrosse team pulled out a huge win with a 10 - 9 victory over Baldwinsville on May 13, 2008. Great job guys!

CNS Boys Lacrosse Booster Club Board Members

  1. Peg Puma, President: mpuma2@nscsd.org
  2. Maureen Myers, Co-Vice President: mmyers@nscsd.org
  3. Tina Haney, Co-Vice President: thaney19@yahoo.com
  4. Janet Girard, Treasurer: jng_659092@yahoo.com
  5. Terri Stimson, Secretary: tstimson@twcny.rr.com

Freshman Game Reports - CNS vs. Liverpool

Game 5
The Freshman Northstars hosted the Warriors from Liverpool on May 12th and came away with a well deserved 6-1 win. After an error filled first half, the Northstars came out on fire in the third quarter with three goals and did a tremendous job on defense keeping the Warriors away from goalie Jacob Werksman. Offensively the Northstars were led by Mike Fiorini, who had 2 goals, Dylan Kenyon, James Segar, Rob Doxtater and Collin Crooks each had a goal. Dylan Kenyon had two assists, while Daniel Ciciarelli, Rob Doxtater and defenseman Matt Strezlecki each had one. The defense continues to be the strength of the team with starters Matt Strezlecki, Mike Parody, Chad Izyk and long stick midfielder Zach Hall all having very strong games, as did their backups Ty Koster, Robert Edick, and Anthony Ventrone. While their names don't show up in the scorebook, Riley Hadden and Nick Hall did a great job on both ends of the field. Next up for the Northstars is a game on Wednesday May 14th with the F-M Hornets at NSJHS. Their record is now 3-2

Lacrosse Teacher Appreciation

The Boys Lacrosse team shows their appreciation of the teachers at CNS.


Varsity Lacrosse Beats FM in OT

The Boys Varsity Lacrosse team beat Fayetteville-Manlius 8-7 in overtime. Great job guys!


Congratulations Jimmy Haney!

Congratulations to Jimmy Haney for scoring his 100th career goal on Wednesday, May 9th for the Cicero-North Syracuse lacrosse team!

Nick LoCoco- From CNS to Canisius

Monday, May 05, 2008 By Donna Ditota and Dave Rahme (Staff writers)

"Canisius, which earned its way into the postseason by winning the MAAC Tournament and its automatic bid, is playing in its first NCAA Tournament. The Golden Griffs won a school-record 10 games this season (they're 10-5) and are led, in part, by former Cicero-North Syracuse freshman attackman Nick LoCoco, who was named the league's rookie of the year."

LoCoco is second in the nation for assists with 33, as well as 12 goals.

Freshman Boys vs. West Genny

The CNS Freshman Boys lost to West Genny 11 to 2. Their record is now 2 and 2.


Freshmen Game Reports

Game 3 - (1-1)
The Northstars were looking to get back on track in their third game of the young season when they entertained the the freshman team from Rome Free Academy. While the weather was cold and damp the Northstar's offense was on fire. Riley Hadden led the offensive show with three goals and Patrick Kenyon was close behind with two. Chipping in with single goals were Dan Ciciarelli, Robert Spenard, James Segar, Robby Doxtater, Nick Hall and long pole Matt Strezlecki. Also adding a goal was newcomer to the game of lacrosse, Nico Commisso, who scored in the fourth quarter. Another strong performance was put in by the defense who continued to block the way for goalie Jacob Werksman and Zach Martin. The Northstars came away with a 12-1 victory and next entertain rival West Genesee at the North Syracuse Junior High School.

Game 4 - (2-1)
After coming out in the first quarter and playing the best lacrosse of the season the wheels fell off for the freshman Northstars as they lost a lopsided 11-2 contest to the Wildcats from West Genesee. Mike Fiorini had both goals for the Northstars. Passing and catching continue to hinder the Northstar's progress, as well unforced errors. While the score does not really indicate it, defensively the Northstars played very well in settled situations. The Northstars look forward to getting back onto the winning side when they entertain the Liverpool Warriors on May 12th at the NSJHS.

Freshmen Game Reports

Game 1
The freshman Northstars began the 2008 season on the road against the Central Square Red Hawks. The Northstars came out strong and jumped out to an early lead thanks to a great first quarter performance from Scott Slater, who had two goals. Unfortunately the second quarter was not as kind to Scott who was forced to leave the game midway through the 2nd quarter with a broken leg. Scott will be lost for the rest of the season and will be greatly missed. The Northstars came away with a well earned 11-1 win.

Game 2
The freshman Northstars opened up a six game home stand with a game against the Baldwinsville Bees. Both teams came into the contest without a loss, but it was the Bees who came away from this one still undefeated earning a 5-3 victory. The Northstars were lead offensively by Dylan Kenyon, Riley Hadden and Rob Doxtater who each had a goal. On the defensive end the Northstars did a very nice job, with Mike Parody, Chad Izyk, Matt Strezlecki, Zach Hall, Ty Koster, Robert Edick, and Anthony Ventrone all having strong games. The Northstar's goalies Jacob Werksman and Zach Martin wre also very strong between the pipes. The Northstar's next entertain RFA.

Junior Varsity Lacrosse

JV Boys Lacrosse versus Fayetteville-Manlius


Freshmen Lacrosse

Freshmen Boys Lacrosse versus Central Square


Lacrosse Photos Available!

Thanks to a CNS Lacrosse parent, Mr. Brodhead, photos are being added to the web site under the Photos link to the left. Check them out today!

Freshman Roster Now Available!

The Cicero-North Syracuse Freshman Lacrosse team roster for 2008 is now available on the Roster page. Make sure to check it out today!

Be a Journalist / Photographer!

The webmaster is looking for Coaches, Players, or Parents who are interested in submitting pictures, game summaries, stats, or scores after games to be posted on the web site. Please contact Stephen DeSalvo at stephend@desalvowebsites.com, or by phone at 315.396.8888, if you are interested.

Race for the Cure

Dear Coaches, Players and Parents,
We would like to take this opportunity to ask for your voluntary support and participation in the upcoming Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure. This is a competitive or non-competitive 5K run or walk in which all donations go towards breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs. The Race for the Cure is Saturday, May 17 at the NYS Fairgrounds. Many of us have a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. By participating in this event, we have the opportunity to support the many programs that are sponsored by the Komen Foundation. Registration and participation are simple: -Resister online by May 5 at midnight. The website address is www.komencny.org. Simply go to “Join an Existing Team”: category and follow the links. Our team is titled CNS Northstars. You will need to register by the above date to receive T-shirts and race packets prior to race day. -Registration fees: Students: $20 and Adults: $25. Additional contributions are optional. If a player would like to participate, but providing the registration fee is a hardship, please contact me. -Please note that if the participant is under age 18, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver (can be done online). -The school district will not be providing transportation to the fairgrounds. Participants must secure their own transportation both to and from the event. Parking is free, but please arrive early. Shuttles will be available to and from the main gate beginning at 7:30 am. The Race for the Cure is Saturday, May 17, 2008, rain or shine. Registration begins at 7:30 with various events prior to the start of the Race. The Race (5K walk/run) will actually start at 10:15. Participants should arrive at the fairgrounds by 9:15. -We are hoping for a large contingent from the Boys’ Lacrosse program. Friends and families are welcome to join as well. Please wear something identifying you as a CNS Lax player. -This event is a lot of fun and supports the fight against breast cancer. Please join us! -If you have any questions, please contact Terri Stimson (699-1001) or tstimson@twcny.rr.com.

2008 CNS Lacrosse Rosters

The 2008 CNS varsity and junior varsity lacrosse rosters are available now at the Roster page. Good luck this season gentlemen!