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Former B’ville lacrosse players attribute personal success to being members of the team

From left: Coach Peter Fiorini, Paul Bovee, Tom Fiorini (Peter’s brother) who played for Peter his first year coaching in 1980; Tone Delia, who played for Fiorini in 2003-04 is now Fiorini’s son-in –law, and Rick Stevens. Bovee and Stevens played for retired coach David Perry.

From left: Coach Peter Fiorini, Paul Bovee, Tom Fiorini (Peter’s brother) who played for Peter his first year coaching in 1980; Tone Delia, who played for Fiorini in 2003-04 is now Fiorini’s son-in –law, and Rick Stevens. Bovee and Stevens played for retired coach David Perry. COURTESY OF PETER FIORINI

Bovee and Stevens offer congratulations to their fellow friend on a long and successful career in Baldwinsville.

“Pete Fiorini’s dedication to lacrosse in Baldwinsville is remarkable,” Stevens said. “I played in high school with his older brother John and now I get to be a fellow coach and player with Pete in our master’s league. I can remember before every match having a big spaghetti dinner with the whole team at the Fiorini’s house. Being on the team was being part of a big family and I am really proud of Pete and my lacrosse family.”

Fiorini and his former classmates will meet up again in Lake Placid this year for a northeast master tournament. Bovee and Stevens will also be participating in the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colo. this coming July.

Baldwinsville resident Micha L. Crook is a freelance writer for the Messenger.

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