Niskayuna lacrosse

PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna senior Lucas Quinn was named to USA Today's preseason All-USA Team recently.

Quinn ready to accept leadership role at Nisky

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — The Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team is just days into its spring workouts, and Lucas Quinn has already picked up a major award. The high-scoring midfielder was among the 15 players named to USA…


Marisa DiVietro of Niskayuna and Courtney Guiry of Shenendehowa go after the ball at Frank Bailey Field Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna girls’ lax players earn league honors

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Six Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse players earned league recognition when the Suburban Council released its all-league teams. First-team selections went to attack Erin Doyle, midfielders Marisa DiVietro and Alissa Franze, and defender Becca Curro….


Niskayuna head coach Mike Vorgang, facing at left, talks to his team after a Thursday, April 21, 2016 boys' lacrosse game at Niskayuna High School. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

7 Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse players earn league honors

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Seven Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse players earned league recognition when the Suburban Council released its all-league teams Wednesday. Joining the first team from Niskayuna were attackman James Sexton, defenseman Jake Shephard, face-off specialist Dylan…


Tyler Gregory of Niskayuna is stick checked by Dom Meola of CBA Saturday, May 14, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Great isn’t good enough for Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse

BY IAN VOGT For Your Niskayuna COLONIE — Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse head coach Mike Vorgang called his team into a postgame huddle. He was not pleased. “It’s an embarrassment,” he said on the sideline of CBA’s Puleo Stadium. “You wasted…


John Prendergast, second from left, celebrates his first collegiate goal during an April game against Marquette. Prendergast, a Niskayuna High School alumnus, plays for Duke. (Photo courtesy Jack Welch)

Niskayuna alums ready for NCAA lacrosse tournament

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Two days before his team’s last game of the regular season, John Prendergast could breathe a little easier. Finals were done. “I’m a free man,” joked Prendergast, a freshman on the Duke University men’s lacrosse…


Lucas Quinn of Niskayuna is checked by Tim McCarthy of Shenendehowa Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Burst leads Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse past Shen

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Shenendehowa was undefeated in league play. So, too, was Niskayuna. That’s where the similarities ended for the teams heading into Wednesday’s Suburban Council boys’ lacrosse game, a matchup featuring teams with vastly different…


Niskayuna lacrosse player Erin Doyle is shown during a Wednesday, April 27, 2016 game in Clifton Park. (MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Erin Doyle helping to lift Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter CLIFTON PARK — Erin Doyle missed the end of last year’s run to a Section II Class B championship for the Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse team. The right ACL she tore last spring against Guilderland wasn’t…



Kayla Treanor of Syracuse University goes on the defensive against the University at Albany at John Fallon Field Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Kayla Treanor wins in return to Capital Region

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ALBANY — Kayla Treanor swore the only thing that mattered from the April 12 women’s lacrosse game at the University at Albany was her Syracuse University team picking up another victory. “It’s a team sport,”…


Christine Fish of Guilderland and Annabelle Conover of Niskayuna go after the loose ball at Frank Bailey Field Saturday, April 9, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna edges Guilderland in girls’ lacrosse thriller

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — For a second, Marisa DiVietro hesitated. Nearly nothing had gone Niskayuna’s way in the second half against Guilderland, which had erased the Silver Warriors’ once-sizable lead in an early-season matchup of defending Section…


Lucas Quinn of Niskayuna takes a shot and scores over Sean Orr and Michael Stiso of Shaker Thursday, March 31, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna opens title defense with 11-3 win

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter LATHAM — Niskayuna wasn’t perfect Thursday against Shaker. The Silver Warriors probably won’t be Saturday when they take on Guilderland, either. The best the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team has to offer at this point in…