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DLF & Lacrosse

Litzelman Memorial
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While we honor Don because of his love of lacrosse and not for his on-field accomplishments, those accomplishments were noteworthy. Don was a star at one of the most storied high school programs in the country, West Genesee in Syracuse, NY. He set the single season record for goals his senior year of 1978 with 61, still one of the top ten seasons in school history.

Don was a four-year starter, three-time captain and the first two-time All-American at Geneseo. When he graduated, he held the records for goals in a game, season and career along with points in a season and career. He was inducted into the Geneseo Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990.

Because of Don, Geneseo lacrosse became a love of ours also. We not only truly enjoyed watching him put up amazing numbers, but those times on the hill also played a huge part in the forming of life-long relationships.

We annually present the Don Litzelman Award to the Attackman of the Year at both West Genesee and Geneseo. We also award a scholarship to a graduating West Genesee player. NCAA rules prohibit us from awarding one to a Geneseo player.




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DLA Winners


  • 2013-Sam Thompson
  • 2014-Steve Cregan
  • 2015-Steve Cregan
  • 2016-Tim Wright
  • 2017-Zach DeBottis
  • 2018-Dillon Rogers
  • 2019-James Pratt
  • 2020-N/A
  • 2021-Tim Fallo
  • 2022-Kevin Cook
  • 2023-Christian Marcello
  • 2024-



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DLA Winners

West Genesee

  • 2013-Dan Ginestro
  • 2014-Matt Milne
  • 2015-Michael Fletcher
  • 2016-Matt McDonald
  • 2017-Jay Considine
  • 2018-Derek Pittinelli
  • 2019-Anthony Dattellas
  • 2020-Anthony Dattellas
  • 2021-Alex Rosa
  • 2022-Patrick Linton
  • 2023-Ryan Considine
  • 2024-Gary McLane





The Mission of The Don Litzelman Foundation

The Don Litzelman Foundation is a critical resource and sense of relief and calm to families and friends that have been hit with the awful news their loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. The DLF exists to help people find strength and comfort so they can best support their loved one through cancer and achieve the best possible outcome.