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Ward Melville head coach Mike Hoppey embraces players (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 boys lacrosse at the state championships

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
(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
(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
(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)

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Ward Melville's Brandon Hegarty fires a shot on
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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
(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
(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
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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)

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Ward Melville players and coaches pose for photos
(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
(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
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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
(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
(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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