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Ward Melville boys lacrosse at the state championships

Ward Melville head coach Mike Hoppey embraces players

Ward Melville head coach Mike Hoppey embraces players Daniel Decker and Jake Kepes following their win in the Class A NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships. (June 8, 2013) Photo Credit: ADRIAN KRAUS

Ward Melville won the Class A boys lacrosse state championship championship Saturday, defeating West Genesee, 16-4, to claim the title.

Ward Melville head coach Mike Hoppey embraces players
Photo Credit: ADRIAN KRAUS

Ward Melville head coach Mike Hoppey embraces players Daniel Decker and Jake Kepes following their win in the Class A NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships. (June 8, 2013)

Ward Melville's Jack Bruckner gains control of a
Photo Credit: ADRIAN KRAUS

Ward Melville's Jack Bruckner gains control of a loose ball while pressured from behind by West Genesee's David Procopio during the Class A NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships. (June 8, 2013)

Ward Melville players hoist the state championship plaque
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Ward Melville players hoist the state championship plaque following their win in the Class A NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships over West Genesee. (June 8, 2013)

Ward Melville's Brandon Hegarty fires a shot on
Photo Credit: ADRIAN KRAUS

Ward Melville's Brandon Hegarty fires a shot on goal during the Class A NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships. (June 8, 2013)

Ward Melville's Daniel Bucaro shields the ball from
Photo Credit: ADRIAN KRAUS

Ward Melville's Daniel Bucaro shields the ball from West Genesee's Dan Ginestro during the Class A NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships. (June 8, 2013)

Ward Melville's Jack Bruckner eyes the ball into
Photo Credit: ADRIAN KRAUS

Ward Melville's Jack Bruckner eyes the ball into his stick during the Class A NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships. (June 8, 2013)

Ward Melville's Jack Bruckner carries the state championship
Photo Credit: ADRIAN KRAUS

Ward Melville's Jack Bruckner carries the state championship plaque toward the fans following their win in the Class A NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships over West Genesee-III, 16-4. (June 8, 2013)

Ward Melville's Brendan Dooley knocks the ball free
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Ward Melville's Brendan Dooley knocks the ball free from West Genesee's Jimmy Cunningham during the Class A NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships. (June 8, 2013)

Ward Melville players and coaches pose for photos
Photo Credit: ADRIAN KRAUS

Ward Melville players and coaches pose for photos following their win over West Genesee in the Class A NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships. (June 8, 2013)

Ward Melville's head coach Mike Hoppey and his
Photo Credit: ADRIAN KRAUS

Ward Melville's head coach Mike Hoppey and his players Brendan Hegarty, Jack Bruckner and Daniel Nemirov count down the seconds at the end of the Class A NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships. (June 8, 2013)

Ward Melville's Christian Mazzone looks for an open
Photo Credit: ADRIAN KRAUS

Ward Melville's Christian Mazzone looks for an open shot while defended by West Genesee's Ryan St. Croix during the Class A NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships. (June 8, 2013)

Ward Melville's Brendan Hegarty celebrates his goal, the
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Ward Melville's Brendan Hegarty celebrates his goal, the Patriot's eleventh, with teammate Daniel Bucaro during the Class A NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships. (June 8, 2013)

Ward Melville's Christian Mazzone and his Patriot teammates
Photo Credit: ADRIAN KRAUS

Ward Melville's Christian Mazzone and his Patriot teammates celebrate their win in the Class A NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships. (June 8, 2013)

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