The West Genesee Boy's Lacrosse coach Mike Messere is getting his team ready for the playoffs, as Messere looks to win his 16th state title. But this weekend Coach Messere was paying close attention to the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse National Championship Game because two of his former players took center stage as coaches of the final two teams.
Former Syracuse Coach John Desko and Cornell Coach Jeff Tambroni are both West Genny alumni and Coach Messere has fond memories of both of his former players.
"Tambroni was a smooth player and became a very outstanding collegiate attack man," Coach Messere said. John Desko was a quick and strong player."
And as Messere watched the game this weekend he says he was cheering on both Central New York teams.
"It doesn't matter who wins, I'm happy and proud of both teams, said Messere. "I just like watching the kids and coaches compete."
Coach Messere and the Wildcats will begin post season play this Saturday.