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A Legacy of Distinction: Introducing the 2023 FLCC Athletics Hall of Fame Honorees

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  • Kyle Evans 

Corey Grace‘s connection to lacrosse began during his younger years, playing with his friends in the town of Penn Yan, N.Y. By the time he had finished high school, Grace was a decorated student-athlete who helped lead the Mustangs to three sectional championships and a state championship his junior year. Following an illustrious high school career, Grace joined the men’s lacrosse team at FLCC in 2013.  

His performance at FLCC was nothing less than exceptional, as he led by example on and off the field. In his freshman year, he played 16 games, scored 9 goals, and delivered 20 assists, leading all freshmen. Grace scaled greater heights his sophomore year, making the jump to a team-leading 41 assists and 26 goals, propelling the team to a 13-4 record – the most wins in program history. 

Grace would conclude a dominant career at FLCC with numerous records and all-conference and all-region nominations. He would further his education and hone his lacrosse skills at SUNY Morrisville, where he would tally 23 goals and 19 assists over two seasons. In 2018, upon his graduation from SUNY Morrisville, Corey would dedicate himself to public service in his hometown of Penn Yan, N.Y. where it all started, serving as a town police officer. He continues to give back to his community as the assistant coach for the boy’s modified lacrosse team at Penn Yan Academy. 

Dan Rizzieri‘s athletic journey, though unique, speaks to his dedication and determination. A double below-knee amputee from Cohocton, N.Y., Dan made his mark in football and track and field during his high school years at Wayland-Cohocton Central School. When he joined the FLCC track and field team in 2010, he quickly made an impact on the track, setting a lasting school record in the triple jump.  

In his freshman season, he won second place at the NJCAA Region III Championships and 7th in the NJCAA Division III National Championships, where he broke the FLCC triple jump record with a mark of 13.61m (44’8″), which still stands to this day. 

Rizzieri’s athletic achievements extended to the U.S. Paralympic track and field team, where he consistently ranked amongst the top athletes in his classification. From 2009 to 2017, Rizzieri was a multi-time National Champion in the long and triple jump T43 Classification. He also held a World Ranking #1 And #2 in T43 long jump from 2010-2017, along with a world record holder for T43 long jump from 2013-2017. He was a two-time selection for the IPC Athletics World Championships in New Zealand (2011), where he earned 6th place in the long jump and the 400m, and France (2013) where he placed 6th in the 100m and 200m. 

Today, Dan’s passion for sports has transitioned to coaching the Wayland-Cohocton varsity track and field team, guiding the next generation of Eagles student-athletes. Beyond coaching, he is a devoted husband to his wife, Micalah, and a proud father of three sons, Carson, Walker, and Myles.  

Jack Timerson‘s contribution to FLCC’s lacrosse legacy remains undeniable. Hailing from Newark, N.Y., Timerson was a force to be reckoned with on the lacrosse field. His unmatched prowess earned him multiple NJCAA Region III Athlete of the Week honors during his two-year career at FLCC.  

Timerson, a lefty attackman played an integral role in the Lakers’ offense as a freshman, chipping in 31 goals and 29 assists. In year two, Timerson would make the jump as one of the most dominant players in NJCAA men’s lacrosse. His unparalleled skills led him to be crowned captain and team MVP in 2013. He would finish his sophomore season with 79 goals and 120 points, which led the nation. 

Post FLCC, Timerson’s athletic and academic journey continued at Division II Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN. where he served as team captain his junior and senior year. Today, Timerson works and lives in the Canandaigua area while serving as the Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach at FLCC.