Canandaigua Academy Has 12 Sign NLIs for 2010-2011

Canandaigua Academy (Canandaigua, NY) has announced that 12 boys' and girls' student-athletes from the class of 2010 have signed National Letter of Intents to play at the NCAA Division I or II level. The Braves are the 2009 Class B boys' lacrosse New York state champions and a 2009 Class B girls' lacrosse state semifinalist.

"This is an outstanding group of young men and women who work tremendously hard at the sport that they love," said Canandaigua Athletic Director Jim Simmons. "We are very proud of them. They will be great representatives of our school and community as they move forward in their collegiate careers."

Boys' Lacrosse

Deven Alves, University of Maryland Baltimore County Capped a 67 point (47g, 20a) junior season including 8 points (5 goals, 3 assists) in the Section V championship game, earning tournament MVP. Deven also had 34 point in his sophomore campaign. Deven has also played varsity football.

Adam Fingar, Hartford - Played a key role as a LSM and close defender on the 2009 state championship run. He also scored a goal and tallied 4 assists for the Braves. Adam has also played football and run cross-country for the Braves and is a National Honor Society member.

Nick King, Penn State Racked up 127 saves versus 78 goals against for a 61.96 save percentage. Nick anchored a Braves defense that gave up only 5 goals per game (against 15.1 goals scored). Nick also played football (captain) and wrestled for the Braves.

Tom LaCrosse, Penn State A versatile two way left-handed midfielder, Tom tallied 42 points (30g, 12a) his junior year and 28 points (18g, 10a) his sophomore year for the Braves. Tom also played 3 years of varsity football, captaining his senior year, ran indoor track, and is an avid skier.

Gannon Osborn, Marist Another versatile two-way middie for the deep Braves team, Gannon scored 20 points (13g, 7a) in the 2009 season and 17 points (9g, 8a) including key goals in both sectional championship games. Gannon played football (captain) and basketball (captain) for the Braves and is a National Honor Society member.

Kyle Stanney, Mercyhurst Played both long stick middie and close defense for the Braves, playing key roles on the man-down unit and contributing to the 5 goals against average in 2009. Kyle also played 3 years of varsity football for the Braves.

Brandon Thomson, Mercyhurst A left-handed sniper, Brandon had 43 points (35g, 8a) in the 2009 campaign, including a key man-up goal in the state championship game. Brandon is also an avid snow-boarder and skier.

All of these players are graduates of the Canandaigua Lacrosse youth program and hold undefeated records in all modified and JV seasons. "The Canandaigua Lacrosse Program is very proud of these 7 young men," said Canandaigua head coach Ed Mulheron.

"The boys have worked very hard on and off the field to make themselves better players. More importantly, they are fine young men whom we've enjoyed coaching. We are sure that they will all go on to represent themselves, their families, and our program in a positive manner."

The Braves were 22-2 in 2009, finishing #7 in the country, and had a 22-1 record in 2008.

Girls' Lacrosse

Taylor D'Amore, Johns Hopkins - A four-sport varsity letter winner in soccer, cross-country, basketball, and lacrosse, Taylor has excelled both on the field and in the classroom. She was a key member of teams that made it to the state final four in both basketball and lacrosse in 2009. She has captained in basketball (twice) and cross-country. Taylor is a two-time US Lacrosse All-American and was the 2009 All Greater Rochester Player of the Year. Taylor is a National Honor Society member.

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