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Men’s Lacrosse Falls at St. Mary’s (Md.) in the first round of the NCAA Championship
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Men’s Lacrosse Falls at St. Mary’s (Md.) in the first round of the NCAA Championship

2024 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship – First Round
St. Mary’s (Md.) – 16; Farmingdale State – 8


ST. MARY’S CITY, Maryland | The most successful season in NCAA history for the Farmingdale State College men’s lacrosse team ended Wednesday afternoon in the opening round of the 2024 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship, as the Rams fell to host St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 16-8.

FSC finishes the 2024 season with a 16-4 record, marking the team’s most wins in the NCAA era, and advanced to the national tournament for the first time in program history. The Rams have now won games by double digits in the last three seasons and in each of the last seven full seasons.

The Seahawks (14-6) now advance to Saturday’s second round, where they will travel to Troy, NY to play second-ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

St. Mary’s scored the first six goals of the game, before senior forward and Skyline Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Thomas Stock (Selden, NY) scored for FSC with 24 seconds left in the first period.

After junior midfielder Tyler Kollar (Bellport, NY) scored his 34th goal of the season (3:58) in the second quarter on a pass from senior Tanner Longo (Lloyd Harbor, NY) the Seahawks recorded a five-goal run to open a 10-2 lead. Kollar’s second score of the afternoon came 2:07 before halftime, bringing the visitors within seven.

Senior attack Rob Varello (Smithtown, NY) scored a goal at 5:46 of the third period on a transition assist from sophomore defenseman Liam McGroarty (Northport, NY), before FSC recorded a four-goal fourth period. Varello established freshman Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year Adam Giovinco (Syosset, NY) at 11:10 before Stock assisted on a Kollar score just 12 seconds later. Giovinco’s 57th of the season came with 2:31 on the clock, while Stock recorded his 66th of the campaign 95 seconds before the final whistle.

Kollar finished with a team-high four points on a hat trick and one assist, while Stock capped his illustrious career at Farmingdale State with three points (2g, a) to finish with school records for goals (148) and points (232). Senior face-off specialist Antonio Kaminkey (Lindenhurst, NY) went 13 of 28 at midfield “x” with six ground balls, with freshman long-stick midfielder Sean Lawson (Mattituck, NY) scooped up four ground balls and registered one takeaway on the defensive side of the field. Senior netminder Then Erler (Smithtown, NY) made eight saves in the Rams’ cage.