This past weekend the NYC box lacrosse championships were held, and the Gotham Goats emerged as the ULAX leagues’s champs for year three. LAS made it back to the championship game, looking to make it three box titles in a row, but Gotham was going for their own three-peat (Summer, Fall and Winter ULAX leagues), and it resulted in a spirited game, which Gotham ended up running away with.
Matt Witko was huge for Gotham all season, and in typical form, the Tufts grad and current member of the Ohio Machine, delivered in the finals. Ryan Molloy (also a Tufts grad), Paul Tarnacki, Mike Maher, Pete Sayia, Jordan Korinis, and Brian Ray were also offensive juggernauts for Gotham. Defensively, Jeff Melnik was huge in goal, only letting in 3 in the finals, and Mark Powers did a fantastic job of leading the D, picking up loose balls, assisting on goals, and throwing the occasional btb goal in the net. Gotham was run by Pete and Mark, and they did a great job of putting a team together.
For the season, the league would like to congratulate Joe Barile (LaxAllStars.com) on his regular season scoring title, and Whit Harrison (LaxAllStars.com) on his regular season goaltending save percentage title.
Thanks to ULAX for running the league once again. Thanks to Ali for keeping it organized. Thanks to our refs, who did a great job of keeping us safe, and keeping the game fun. Thanks to Jeff Melnik and Bill Schick for taking amazing photos. Thanks to the Gotham Goats, Brooklyn Dodgers, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, and the rest of Team LAS for coming out and playing each weekend. Thanks to any and all fans who came out to watch us play. And thanks to 2013 for being around, so we can do it all again next year!
In the end, I hate to lose, but at least it happened to a bunch of guys in real box jerseys. That’s some consolation.