May 7, 2007
2007 Men's Lacrosse Season Recap
The men's lacrosse team finished 5-10 this year, but finished the season strong with a big senior day win over Kean University. Farmingdale had one member of the team named to the Skyline All-Conference team in senior captain and midfielder Ryan LaFlare. LaFlare became Farmingdale's all-time leading scorer this season. He leaves Farmingdale with a career tally of 131 goals and 31 assists. Ryan ranked 14th in the nation in goals per game (3.07), 19th in ground balls per game and 47th in points per game...


May 2, 2007
Ryan LaFlare Named All-Skyline
The All-Skyline Men's Lacrosse team was announced on Wednesday, May 2nd with one Farmingdale player receiving All-Conference recognition. Senior captain and midfielder Ryan LaFlare (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) was named First Team All-Skyline. LaFlare became Farmingdale's all-time leading scorer this season on March 29th with a four-goal game against Centenary College. He leaves Farmingdale with a career tally of 131 goals and 31 assists for 162 points. As of April 29th, Ryan is ranked 14th in the nation in goals per game (3.07), 19th in ground balls per game (6.4) and 47th in points per game (3.73)...


Apr 25, 2007
Men's Lacrosse Game Changed to Sunday April 29
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State Men's Lacrosse game against Morrisville State College has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 29th at 1:00 p.m. The team will be leaving campus for the game on Friday, April 28th at 2:00 p.m...


Apr 23, 2007
Ryan LaFlare Named to Skyline Player of the Week Honor Roll
Farmingdale State senior midfielder Ryan LaFlare (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) was named to the Skyline Conference Player of the Week Honor Roll for men's lacrosse on Monday, April 23rd. Ryan finished with eight goals, two assists and 18 ground balls to lead the Rams this week. He notched one goal against Stevens with 0 seconds remaining in the game, before posting seven goals (including the game-winner) and two assists and the 20-16 upset over Kean on Saturday afternoon. Ryan now has 124 goals and 31 assists for a career total of 155 points entering his final week of play for Farmingdale State. The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports for all spring sports are announced by the Conference on Mondays. Reports (including players of the week and conference statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at www.skylineconference.org...


Apr 21, 2007
Rams Upset Kean, 20-16
Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State men’s lacrosse team (4-10, 4-5 skyline) won a seesaw game against Kean (11-4, 5-3 Skyline) by the score of 20-16 in the final regular-season home game for the Rams in Farmingdale, N.Y.


Apr 17, 2007
Ninth-Ranked Stevens Defeats Farmingdale 17-5
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Farmingdale State fell to ninth-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology (12-2, 9-0 Skyline) today in a conference men’s lacrosse game in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams trailed the Ducks 14-1 at halftime, before notching four goals in the final two periods for a final score of 17-5. Farmingdale dropped to 3-10, 3-5 in the conference with the loss...


Apr 14, 2007
Stockton Outlasts Farmingdale for 12-9 Conference Win
Pomona, NJ – Richard Stockton (6-5, 4-3 Skyline) scored three goals in the fourth quarter to snap a 9-9 tie and defeat Farmingdale State (NY) (3-9, 3-4 Skyline) 12-9 today. The Ospreys won their third consecutive game and dealt Farmingdale its fourth straight loss. Freshman Josh Dybus (Lyndhurst/St. Peter’s Prep) led Stockton with four goals and Steve Mazurek (Jackson/Jackson) contributed two goals and two assists. Keith Bologno (Glen Gardner/Voorhees) added one goal and three assists for the Ospreys...


Apr 10, 2007
Winters Named to Skyline Player of the Week Honor Roll
Farmingdale State senior goalkeeper Kevin Winters (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin) was named to the Skyline Conference Player of the Week Honor Roll for men's lacrosse on Monday, April 9th. Winters had a great game despite the Rams tough 9-8 loss to Maritime College last week. During that game, he faced 51 shots and made 23 saves for a .719 save percentage. Kevin has played 442 minutes this season, starting 8-of-10 games for the Rams. He has made 119 saves so far with a goals against average of 12.07 and a save percentage of 57.2%...


Apr 10, 2007
LaFlare Becomes All-Time Leading Scorer at Farmingdale
Last week in the Rams game against Centenary College, senior captain and midfielder Ryan LaFlare (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) became Farmingdale State's all-time leading scorer in men's lacrosse with a four goal effort in the 16-8 victory. LaFlare's first goal of the day against the Cyclones was the record breaker at number 103, breaking the previous record holder Matt Baglietto's feat of 102 goals in a career...


Apr 10, 2007
Merchant Marine Defeats Rams in Conference Match-Up



Apr 4, 2007
Winters Makes 23 Saves in Tough Rams Loss
Throggs Neck, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's lacrosse team fell to Maritime College 9-8 tonight in a Skyline Conference night game in Throggs Neck, N.Y. The Rams fall to 3-7 overall, 3-2 in the Skyline with the loss, while Maritime improved to 4-4, 2-2 in the conference...


Apr 3, 2007
LaFlare Named Skyline, ECAC Player of the Week
Senior midfielder Ryan LaFlare (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) was named the Skyline Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week and the Division III ECAC Metro Region Player of the Week for his play during the week of March 26th-April 1st. LaFlare recorded 12 points on 11 goals and one assist while also picking up 21 ground balls in a 2-1 week in Skyline Conference play. LaFlare became the Rams' leader in career goals with the first of his four against Centenary. He also scored three goals against Mount Saint Vincent and had four goals and nine ground balls against Montclair State. LaFlare now has 25 goals on the season and 110 for his career...


Apr 1, 2007
Rams Fall to Montclair in Close Conference Game
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Farmingdale State fell 13-12 to Montclair State today in Skyline Conference men’s lacrosse action in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams drop to 3-6 overall, 3-1 in the Skyline, while the Red Hawks improve to 4-3 overall, 3-1 in the conference. At the half, the score was tied 5-5 and Montclair scored four straight in the third period to take the 9-5 lead off two goals each by senior John Della Pesca (Fair Lawn, N.J./Fair Lawn) and sophomore Mario Passafiume (Boonton, N.J./Mountain Lakes). Farmingdale cut the score to 9-7 before the start of the fourth with goals from freshman Jon Trama (North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) and junior Jeremy Goohs (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun)...


Mar 29, 2007
Rams Win Third Straight Conference Game
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's lacrosse team won their third straight conference game today with a 16-8 victory over Centenary College (1-5, 0-2 Skyline). After holding an 8-5 edge at the half, the Rams scored on 4-of-8 extra man opportunities in the final two periods and held the Cyclones to just two goals to improve to 3-5 overall and 3-0 in the Conference...


Mar 28, 2007
Rams Pick Up Second Win at Home
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Rams improved to 2-5 overall and 2-0 in the Skyline with a 13-3 victory over the College of Mount Saint Vincent (1-7, 0-5) on Wednesday afternoon in Farmingdale, N.Y. Farmingdale State junior goalkeeper Val Stauder (Patchogue-Medford, N.Y./Patchogue-Medford) made three saves for the win...


Mar 26, 2007
LaFlare Named to Skyline Player of the Week Honor Roll
Farmingdale State senior midfielder Ryan LaFlare (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) was named to the Skyline Conference Player of the Week Honor Roll for men's lacrosse on Monday, March 26th. He led the team with eight goals and three assists this week. He finished with three goals in a loss to Vassar, before reeling off five goals and three assists in a 13-11 conference victory over Manhattanville. He also picked up a game-high 11 ground balls in the Manhattanville win and scored a man-down goal to put the Rams up 11-8 in the fourth period. The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports for all spring sports are announced by the Conference on Mondays. Reports (including players of the week and conference statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at www.skylineconference.org...


Mar 25, 2007
Fourth Quarter Heroics in the Rams Conference Win
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's lacrosse team won their first game of the season today with an exciting 13-11 conference win over the visiting Manhattanville Valiants (3-1, 0-1). The Rams improved to 1-5 overall and 1-0 in the Skyline Conference with the victory. Manhattanville opened up the scoring with an unassisted goal by sophomore Shannon Sturz (Pound Ridge, N.Y./Fox Lane) just 36 seconds into the first. Senior Ryan LaFlare (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) tied up the game with an unassisted goal of his own at the 12-minute mark. The Valiants found the back of the net twice more in the first as did the Rams and the first period would end with a tie score 3-3...


Mar 21, 2007
Rams Rally Falls Short
Massapequa, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's lacrosse team fell to 0-5 overall with a 12-11 loss to Vassar College (1-7) on Wednesday afternoon in a game at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa, N.Y. The Rams opened the scoring with a man-up goal by junior Joe Meola (Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point) just four minutes in, assisted by junior Jeremy Goohs (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun). Vassar struck back with two goals to take the lead and junior Chris Fiorenzo (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) tied it up again with a Farmingdale goal at the 2:00 mark of the first period. The Brewers outscored the Rams 7-2 over the next 17 minutes of play to hold a 9-4 edge at the half...


Mar 13, 2007
Meola Named to Skyline Player of the Week Honor Roll
Farmingdale State junior attackman Joe Meola (Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point) was named to the Skyline Player of the Week Honor Roll for men's lacrosse on Tuesday, March 13th. Joe is back in action after last year's season-ending knee injury. He led the team with 11 goals and five assists for 16 points in four games played. He finished with six points against both Marymount and Oswego, while also tallying 23 ground balls in the first four games for the Rams. The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports for all spring sports are announced by the Conference on Mondays. Reports (including players of the week and conference statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at www.skylineconference.org...


Mar 11, 2007
Oswego Defeats Rams at Home
Farmingdale, NY – The Farmingdale State men's lacrosse team fell to 0-4 overall today with a 14-10 loss against Oswego State (2-0) in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams were up 7-6 at halftime, but the Lakers scored eight goals in the final two periods while holding Farmingdale to just three goals. Junior John Schumacher (Webster, N.Y./Webster-Thomas) led Oswego with four points on three goals and one assist...


Mar 7, 2007
Skyline Releases Spring Preseason Polls
The Skyline Conference released the Preseason Spring Coaches' Polls on Wednesday, March 7th. Men's Lacrosse received a fourth place ranking, while baseball was picked to finish fifth and softball and women's lacrosse hold a sixth place ranking. The polls will give the Rams something to focus on as they start their spring seasons, as many of the teams look to show the conference where they should really stand in the rankings. Spring reporting starts next week on Monday, March 12th when the Conference announces the Player and Rookie of the Week in each sport and also releases the overall statistics for the first time this season...


Mar 6, 2007
Meola Nets Six at Marymount
Arlington, Va. - The Farmingdale State men's lacrosse team fell to 0-3 overall after a 13-8 loss to Marymount College (1-3) in Arlington, Va. on Sunday night. Junior Joe Meola (Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point) led the Rams attack, tying a career-high of six goals, while senior Kevin Winters (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin) made 11 saves...


Mar 2, 2007
Cullen and Meola Each Net Two in Defeat
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Junior Joe Meola (Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point) and senior Mike Cullen (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun) each netted two goals for Farmingdale State (0-2) in today's 20-5 men's lacrosse loss to Plattsburgh State (1-0) at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa, N.Y. Meola also added an assist...


Feb 28, 2007
Men's Lacrosse Game Moved to John Burns Park
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's lacrosse game against Plattsburgh State on Friday, March 2nd has been moved to the turf field at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa, because of our home field conditions. The game time has been set at 6:30 p.m., click more for directions to the field...


Feb 25, 2007
Rams Fall in Season Opener at Wesley
DOVER, Del. - Farmingdale State men's lacrosse opened up the season today against non-conference opponent Wesley College at Wolverine Stadium in Dover, Delaware. Wesley junior Justin Thompson (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) scored 6 goals and added one assist, as Wesley (1-0) defeated the Rams (0-1) by a final score of 19-8...


Feb 24, 2007
Men's Lacrosse Season Outlook
Last season was a year of major injuries and some sloppy play, which left the Rams under .500 and out of post-season play for the first time in three years. 2007 begins with some disappointment, alongside some great surprise and optimism. Although some veteran players have not returned for '07, two players lost last year are back and ready to go. In last years opening game, senior Mike Cullen suffered a double compound fracture and dislocation of his ankle. He has healed well and the NCAA gave him back his senior year of eligibility due to his season-ending injury. Also lost early last season was junior Joe Meola, who sprained his ACL in a collision with the goalie in the Rams overtime victory against Lasell. Joe was given back his junior year of eligibility and after working through knee rehab over the past months, he is healthy and ready to resume being the team's playmaker...