Talent. That is literally the only word to describe this list. A difficult one to select, here is LILJs Top 25 Current Division 1 Men’s Lacrosse Players from Long Island. LILJ looked at numerous criteria to select the players on this list. From stats and accolades, to academics and consistency, the players on this list have demonstrated all the qualities as to what it takes to be the not only the best from Long Island, but the best in the country.
1 Jack Tigh: Senior Midfield, Chaminade, Yale
A First Team All-Ivy League Champion, The National Champion is unstoppable. His speed and agility allows him to get down the alley and let it rip. Third Team All- American, Tigh looks to lead the Bulldogs to another successful season.
2 Ian Laviano: Sophomore Attack, CSH, Virginia
Described by his coaches as a “Dynamic Weapon,” Laviano was top 3 on UVA for points with 43. His 16 starts on his freshman campaign earned ACC Offensive Player of the Weekly honors.
3 Daniel Bucaro: Senior Attack, Ward Melville, Georgetown
Big East Champion, Bucaro was a Honorable Mention All- American and Tewaaraton Award Nominee. The Big East First Team Selection, had 55 points a season ago and because the 22nd player in Georgetown to reach 100 career points.
4 Mac O’ Keefe: Junior Attack, Syosset, Penn State
First Team A Big Ten and an Honorable Mention All- American, Mac O’ Keefe is a stretch shooter. The Nittany Lion is a goal scorer from all over the offensive zone
5 Chris Gray: Sophomore Attack, SWR, Boston
Chris Gray had a breakout year as a freshman for the Terriers. Named an Honorable Mention All- American, Gray is on the Tewaaraton Watch list and led Boston with 71 points on the year.
6 Connor Desimone: Sophomore Midfield, Smithtown East, Johns Hopkins
7 Jack McCulloh: Senior Midfield, Ward Melville, Cornel
8 Kieran Mullins: Junior Attack, Islip, Rutgers
9 Sean Sconone: Senior Goalie, East Islip, UMass
10 Gerard Arceri: Junior Midfield, Smithtown East, Penn State
11 Alex Concannon: Senior Midfield, Syosset, Johns Hopkins
12 Ryan Bray: Senior SSDM, SWR, Cornell
13 Kevin Mack: Sophomore Attack, Manhasset, Michigan
14 Matt Deluca: Junior Goalie, Farmingdale, Delaware
15 Matthew Varian: Junior Attack, Long Beach, Drexel
16 Nick Spillane: Senior Midfield, Carey, Penn State
17 Matt Borges: Senior Defense, Garden City, Ohio State
18 Zach Clemente: Junior Midfield, ESM, Monmouth
19 Colin Burke: Senior Attack, CSH, Fairfield
20 Jake Buonaiuto: Junior Attack, Miller Place, Bryant
21 Tom Haun: Junior Attack, Sachem North, Stony Brook
22 Tyler Dunn: Senior Midfield, Manhasset, Penn
23 Logan Greco: Senior Defense, Smithtown West, Virginia
24 Brian Willetts: Junior Midfield, Smithtown East, Notre Dame
25 John Daniggelis: Senior Midfield, Smithtown East, Yale
Chris Pickel: Junior Midfield, BBP, Stony Brook
Justin Pugal: Senior LSM, ESM, Stony Brook
Ryan Tierney: Junior Attack, Massapequa, Hofstra
Nick Hatzipetrakos: Senior Attack, Syosset, Providence
Sam Luccesi: Sophomore Goalie, Garden City, Hobart
Eamon Campbell: Senior Attack, St. Anthony’s Monmouth
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