Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Association (CYLAX) is pleased to announce the awarding of its inaugural scholarship for previous CYLAX players. This year’s winners are all Seniors from Cumberland High School. Each recipient will receive a check for $500 for college needs.
Ryan Whalen – Ryan is a full-time FOGO specialist for CHS (Face Off-Get Off). His biggest life lesson from playing lacrosse was how to deal with and play through adversity. Ryan has helped CYLAX since “graduating” from our program by coaching and assisting at various clinics. Ryan will be attending Sacred Heart University next year and is thinking of trying out for the team there.
Rachel Grady – Rachel plays midfield and attack for CHS. Along with lifelong friends gained by playing lacrosse Rachel has also picked up several important life skills. Those include dedication, perseverance, leadership, teamwork, strategy, and work ethic which all stem from countless hours perfecting her skills. Rachel will be attending the University of Maryland where she hopes to try out for the team.
Rebecca Levesque – Rebecca plays midfield and attack for CHS. She played for CYLAX all the way back in 2008. Having played with some of the same girls since 4th grade Rebecca feels that lacrosse (and CYLAX) has given them the privilege to grow together as players and individuals while focusing on the concepts of determination, communication and teamwork. Rebecca has assisted with CYLAX coaches in her post-CYLAX life. She will be attending University of Rhode Island and hopes to play on their club team.
2018 CYLAX Scholarship winners (l to r: Rachel Levesque, Ryan Whalen, and Rachel Grady)
The Girls 1/2 Blue team dropped a tough 8-7 road game to Warwick PAL. Ella Fraoli (3), Hadley Henderson (2), Ella Mancuso and Annie Griffin each tickled the twine, while Maeve Cunningham & Maggie Caggiano held strong defensively. As a team, the girls scooped up a whopping 40 ground balls.
Girls 1/2 White vs East Bay
The 1/2 White team played a nail biter against East Bay 1/2 Blue coming away 2 points shy of a win. Leading off the scoring was Kyleigh Groleau with an assist from Zana Kraut. Leah Pelletier, Calleigh Campanelli and Paige Mahon also found the back of the net with assists from Chloe Biggs.
Girls 3/4 Blue vs East Bay
The Cumberland 3/4 girls blue team improved their record to 6-0 with an 8-3 victory away at East Bay Gold in Barrington. Despite the inclement weather, the Cumberland team played well against a very strong East Bay team. Leanna Parrillo had another outstanding performance in net. While on offense, goals were scored by Laura Brucato, Madison Belanger, Lauren Fitzgerald, Laney Cornwell, Mackenzie Bryda and Rowyn Emery.
CYLAX 3/4 Girls White vs
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Girls 5/6 D2 White vs Providence
The CYLAX girls D2 team played their hardest against Providence but did not come out on top. The attack and midfielders gave it their all and the amazing defenders gave it their all. Maggie and Ella both made outstanding goals and our goalie Gracie had multiple amazing saves. The girls are hungry for a win and will hopefully come out on top this weekend!
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Girls 7/8 D2 Blue vs Cranston
The 7/8 Blue team played a wet, but fun game at Cranston. CYLAX fell to Cranston 14 to 9. Grainne Duddy stood tall in net and came away with 15 solid saves. Leading the offensive output was Skyler Kaplan (5 goals, 1 assist). Danica Greene had two goals and one assist. Sophia Castiglia and Elizabeth Tieuli each netted one.
Girls 7/8 D2 White vs Seekonk
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Boys 1/2 White vs East Greenwich
The Cylax 1/2 White Boys fought hard against a tough East Greenwich team ultimately falling 5-3. EG jumped out to a 3-0 lead but the boys rallied back starting with an Owen Biggs goal assisted by Casey Campanelli. Biggs quickly added a second goal assisted by Mason Mieczynski. Jameson L’Heureux added the third goal with an assist from Brady Nolet. Defensively the boys again controlled ground balls with great efforts from Max Bell and Marcus Avelar. Brayden Anderson also contributed heavily with another blocked goal and drove opposing players away from the crease.
Boys 1/2 Black vs Warwick
The boys played a great game on Saturday against Warwick, but ultimately lost a nail biter of a game to Warwick, RI at a score of 5-1. Addison Bowab had the lone goal for Cumberland- The boys had at least 4 scoring opportunities, but the ball and net were not cooperating. This week the coaches will be focusing on defense and staying in position during ground ball pile-ups. The coaches are very proud of all the boys as they are improving every week.
Boys 3/4 Blue vs South County
The CYLAX 3/4 Blue boys team had an early start time vs 3/4 South Kingstown on Saturday at D-Hill.. An almost full squad came in ready to play. Offensively both teams started slow as the D was present and stepped up on both sides. CYLAX struck first with netting a goal late in the first, assisted by Josh Mahon (1A). SK followed up with one of their own at the buzzer and closed the quarter tied at 1-1. The second saw CYLAX hit every post on the goal while SK got one past CYLAX goalie Shane Mungovan (9 SV) in the quarter. Closing the half at 2-1. CYLAX looked to get on track in the third by concentrating on defense. SK went scoreless for the next 12 minutes, unfortunately, so did CYLAX ending the third still 2-1. The fourth saw more CYLAX shots hitting the post. A few stellar saves by the SK goalie kept them down one until SK found net mid fouth to go up 3-1. With 4 minutes to go the CYLAX boys were challenged by their coaches to play harder. They responded with 2 timely goals by Cole Sabourin (3G) assisted by Nicky Passanante (1A) and Cameron Slack (1A). What a game! Final score 3-3.
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Boys 5/6 Blue vs East Greenwich
The 5/6 Blue team played a hard fought game, but came up short in the end and lost 7 to 4. Goals came from Jayden Parkes (assisted by Sean Taylor), Taylor (with an assist from Parkes), Taylor unassisted and Aiden Fitzgerald assisted by Joshua Caetano. Henry Waters played 3 quarters in net and came away with 9 saves. Lucas Hoard played one quarter and had 2 saves. Sam Medici, Ronnie Peters and Logan Grenier were defensive standouts for the team.
Boys 5/6 D1 vs North Kingstown
The Cumberland 5/6 Boys lost to North Kingstown 10-0. Colby Enos and Liam Norton split time in goal combining to make 10 saves.
Boys 7/8 D2 vs East Greenwich & Portsmouth
Cumberland 7 / 8 boys played a double header Saturday defending their home field at Diamond Hill. In the first Game the boys played a very tight match up with East Greenwich with Derek Wood and Jonnie Chakour scoring goals. The Boys dropped the match 4 - 2 but played very well, Owen Patterson, Hayden Sciavone and Caden Castiglia kept up the pressure on attack all game. The boys played very physical on defense led by Jack Acciardo, Jack Toncelli and Ryan Titus. New goalie Nick Boisvert was excellent in goal making countless saves and kept the game close.
In game 2 of the double header in the steady rain the boys defended home field against a very good Portsmouth team. Jared Ptaszek and Jonnie Chakour led the attack scoring goals. Nick Boisvert was terrific in goal making many fantastic saves. The Boys dropped the game 10 - 2 but played very well. The middies played well all game and were led by Sean McDonald, Ross Jezard, Nathan Leonard and Christian Abramek. NIck Boisvert was again terrific in goal and worked well with the defense which was led by Jack Toncelli, Jack Acciardo and Ryan Titus. The Offense was led by attackers Chis Byrne, Ryan Bourke and Lucas Ribeiro.
Boys 7/8 D1 vs East Bay
The boys played in the rain Saturday against EBAY and suffered through a 12-1 loss. The boys were not able to muster any offense until the 4th quarter when Evan Klowan put in a rocket shot unassisted. Aidan McKinnon, aided by the defense, stood tall in net and held EBAY to only 2 goals in the first quarter. In the end, Aidan turned away 11 solid shots; but could not overcome the possession differential. The team will look to regroup next week against NK.