PENN YAN – After being canceled for the last two years due to COVID, Penn Yan Academy’s Sports Media Night returned for the Spring 2022 season March 28. Sports Media Night is an event that allows local media to interact and get to know the school’s teams, coaches and athletes in preparation for the oncoming sports season.

The event began with a meal for the athletes in the Academy cafeteria prepared by PYA’s Food Services staff, provided by the Athletic Department. After dinner, the teams rotated through a series of stations in the gymnasium that included team and individual photos, athlete bios, Q & A sessions with local newspapers and radio, and a chance for the athletes to send personal thanks to the various staff and departments that are instrumental for the season.

Penn Yan’s varsity teams for the Spring 2022 season include boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, boys / girls track and field, boys tennis, softball, and baseball.

Boys Lacrosse

Penn Yan’s Boys Lacrosse team is coached by Brian Hobart, assisted by Harry Queener and Chris Redington and currently has 24 players on the roster. Eleven of those athletes are first-year varsity players, while 13 are returning from last season. PY lost some of its most dangerous offensive and defensive weapons to graduation last season, including Ayden Mowry, Mekhi Mahan, Max Brodmann and Mason Kuver, but have several skilled returning veterans with Oliver Connelly and Carter Earl as well as goalies Griffin Emerson, who was one of the best goalies in Section 5 last year, and Will Thompson, who played varsity goalie as an 8th-grader last season.

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