Two Panthers Lacrosse Players Named All-Region
May 22, 2015
For the second year in a row, Tompkins Cortland Community College has placed multiple players on the NJCAA Region III all-region lacrosse team. Freshman defender Brooks Reed (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and freshman attack Brian Litzenberger (Cortland H.S./Cortland) were recognized for being among the best in the region. Both players were named to the second team. Onondaga Community College, the region and national champions, accounted for nine of the 13 first-team selections plus a second-team selection. Genesee Community College had six selections total (four first-team and two second-team), and SUNY Delhi and Herkimer College were next with three each, all second-team. Finger Lakes Community College was the only school represented on the team, with two players on the second team. Voting was done by the coaches from the 12 Region III teams.
Reed, who was also honored with a Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference selection, started all 14 games as a defender. He was key contributor to a defense that put up the best numbers in the history of the program: holding nine of 14 opponents to single-digit goals, and nearly recording a shutout three times. On average, the Panthers allowed 8.88 goals per game, the best in team history. Reed also scored a goal in the team’s 5-4 win at Mohawk Valley Community College.
Litzenberger was one of the top scorers in region, putting in 23 goals while handing out 21 assists in 14 games. He scored multiple goals in seven games and had multiple assists in seven games, with four of those times coming in the same game. His season-high of eight points on five goals and three assists in the win over County College of Morris was one of the ten best single-game efforts in the College’s history.
This is the second year in a row, but just the second time overall that the College has had multiple all-region selections since lacrosse was reinstated as a varsity sport in 2008. The two selections this year brings Tompkins Cortland’s total all-region selections to six.