Fairfield County Players Aim To Help Teams Win NCAA Lacrosse Titles

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Darien's Henry West will be on the field for Maryland when it plays in the NCAA men's lacrosse semifinals Saturday against Notre Dame.
Darien's Henry West will be on the field for Maryland when it plays in the NCAA men's lacrosse semifinals Saturday against Notre Dame. Photo Credit: Courtesy of University of Maryland

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Players from Westchester County and Fairfield County will be playing in the semifinals of the men’s lacrosse tournament this weekend.

Players from Chappaqua, Pleasantville and South Salem in New York and New Canaan and Redding in Connecticut will be on the Tufts sideline when it meets Salisbury in the Division III championship game on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Baltimore.

Dan Leventhal, a senior defenseman from Chappaqua and Horace Greeley High, has started 21 games for the Jumbos, 20-2. He has 12 goals and 17 points. Ben Andreycak, a sophomore from Pleasantville who played at Fordham Prep, has 18 goals and 28 points and has played in all 22 games.

Zack Waldman, a senior defenseman from South Salem and John Jay, New Canaan’s Curt Townshend, a sophomore from New Canaan, and Redding freshman Mike Mattson (Taft) are also members of the Tufts team.

Greenwich’s Dan Feeney, a junior goalie, Thomas Cirillo of Eastchester, a sophomore midfielder, and Kevin McDermott, a freshman from Cortlandt Manor and Hendrick Hudson, are members of the Salisbury squad. Cirillo has 26 goals in 22 games for Salisbury, while Feeney has played in four games. McDermott has five goals in seven games.

There are also area connections in the Division II championship game as LIU Post plays Limestone College of South Carolina. The Division II finish is Sunday at 4 p.m.

LIU’s roster includes sophomore Adam Winne from Ridgefield; Connor Mackay from Lakeland High and Shrub Oak; Robby Cegielski, a junior from Somers and Yorktown Heights; his brother, John, a sophomore; and Michael Pristouris, a sophomore from Danbury.  There are no area players at Limestone.

The Division I men’s semifinals are Saturday in Baltimore. Pelham’s Matt Landis, Bronxville’s Jack Near and Norwalk’s Zack Bartolo are members of Final Four contestant Notre Dame. Darien’s Case Matheis , Greenwich’s Charlie Payton and Teddy Henderson, and Katonah’s Reed Maxmin play for Duke. Darien’s Henry West and Eric Parnon are members of Maryland’s team, and Norwalk’s Colin Woolford is at Denver.

Duke meets Denver on Saturday at 1 p.m., while Notre Dame meets Maryland at 3:30.

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