LILJ 2022 Boys Paumonak Award Candidates

The Paumanok award is back for the first time since 2019. This award goes to the top Long Island player in the senior class. This player is outstanding on the field and elevates the players around them to make their team successful. They also have the characteristics of being a team leader. Here are the candidates selected by the LILJ Staff for this year’s Paumanok award on the boys side. Comment below who you think should be this years winner for the boys, and stay tuned for when we release the 10 finalists which will be announced in the coming days.


Adrian Nowak (Kellenberg)

Alex Vieni (Calhoun)

Anthony Bilello (Farmingdale)

Anthony Mollica (Massapequa)

Austin Oppenheim (Mount Sinai)

Brady West (South Side)

Brendan Staub (Garden City)

Brian Luzzi (Bethpage)

Charles Balsamo (Chaminade)

Chris Butler (Bay Shore)

Christian Alacqua (Chaminade)

Colin Langton (St Anthony’s)

Daniel Eagers (Northport)

Danny Seaman (Farmingdale)

Dean Metzger (Carey)

Doug Rabin (Bay Shore)

Dylan Sagedar (Mount Sinai)

Francisco Cortes (Shoreham Wading River)

Gavin Jacobsen (Port Washington)

Griffin Cole (Chaminade)

Henry Haberman (Port Washington)

Jack Cascadden (Garden City)

Jack Deli-Pizzi (West Islip)

Jack Flaherty (Chaminade)

Jack Sandrib (Northport)

Jake Whitney (Shoreham Wading River)

James Carretta (Mount Sinai)

Jameson Smith (Bayport)

James Tyras (Chaminade)

Jay LaMay (Commack)

Jesse Phelan (Cold Spring Harbor)

Joey Spallina (Mount Sinai) 

Joey Terenzi (Manhasset)

Jordan Naso (St Anthony’s)

Kevin Barrett (St Anthony’s)

Kevin Dolan (Ward Melville)

Luca Accardo (Syosset)

Luca Cutolo (Syosset)

Luke Schmitt (Garden City)

Matt Caputo (LuHi)

Matt Freeman (Port Washington)

Matt Nilan (Bayport)

Matthew Perfetto (Manhasset)

Max Hawkinson (Cold Spring Harbor)

Max McCarthy (St Anthony’s)

Michael Katz (Comsewogue)

Michael Leo (St Anthony’s)

Michael Meyer (Northport)

Owen Carroll (Smithtown East)

Pat Pisano (Cold Spring Harbor)

Peter Theodoropolous (ESM)

Robbie Smith (Huntington)

Richie Rindos (Islip)

Tom Riccardi (St Anthony’s)

Tyler Kuprianchik (Northport)

Will Synder (St Anthony’s)




  1. Declan welch says:

    Christian alacqua
    Kid was an animal at every aspect of the field offense, defense, transition, and is the best leader according to his teammates. Led midfielders in points, goals, ground balls and caused turnovers for his team.

  2. Kyle Yannucci says:

    Kyle scandale, Stephen Bayer or Peter Murphy. This list is a disgrace. Stephen and Kyle both point getters in Suffolk. Keep sleeping on Peter Murphy.

  3. Christopher Moore says:

    Adrian Nowak

  4. Matthew DiLeo says:

    Charles Balsamo

  5. Liam Napolitano says:

    Michael Meyer

  6. I have had the pleasure of knowing and photographing the South Side Boys lacrosse team. Brady West is an unselfish teammate who is constantly taking care of others while simultaneously dominating on the lacrosse field. He’s the first to lift up his teammates, congratulate their accomplishments and get them water during timeouts and half times. He is a phenomenal athlete who plays with the best interest of the team as a whole as his priority. He shares the ball has a great Lax IQ and most of all thinks of others before himself.

  7. JP says:

    Dougie Rabin is a class act on and off the field. Always gives 110% and a mentor to younger players. Exemplary scholar athlete.

  8. donna prescott says:

    dean metzger

  9. Teresa McKendry says:

    Dean Metzger

  10. Traci Stevenson says:

    Dean Metzger

  11. Liz Degnan says:

    Dean Metzger!! Big time player since he was 5!! Supports his teammates on and off the field. A true gentleman!!

  12. Dave Ras says:

    Dean Metzger

  13. Tara Vitale says:

    Dean Metzger – Carey

  14. Jill Romano says:

    Dean metzger

  15. Katrina Pavonetti says:

    Dean Metzger

  16. Christine Sozio-Magliaro says:

    Dean Metzger – best Senior kid on Long Island!

  17. Chrissy Deiker says:

    Dean Metzger

  18. Michele Lanci says:

    Dean Metzger

  19. Jennifer Bonelli says:

    Dean Metzger from Carey

  20. Dawn Cox says:

    Dean Metzger

  21. Kristin says:

    Dean Metzger! All the way.

  22. Christine Nugnes says:

    Dean Metzger

  23. Lori Stevens says:

    Dean Metzger
    All around great player. A fabulous young man off the field.

  24. Kelly says:

    Dean Metzger

  25. Raffaela flaherty says:

    Dean Metzger a class act gentleman on and off the field!

  26. Antonia DiMaggio says:

    Dean Metzger (Carey)

  27. Dean Metzger says:

    absolute beast on and off the field most unselfish guy i’ve ever seen on the field

  28. Lisa oconnell says:

    Dean Metzger hands down deserves this award. He demonstrates on and off the field.

  29. Lisa oconnell says:

    Dean Metzger / he demonstrates on and off the field his leadership

  30. Elaine Verderosa says:

    Dean metzger Carey High School)

  31. Rebecca Novoa says:

    Dean Metzger

  32. Lisa says:

    Dean metzger

  33. Diana Esposito says:

    Dean Metzger

  34. Nicole Milea says:

    Dean Metzger

  35. Vicki Gioia says:

    Dean Metzger

  36. Angela Todaro says:

    Dean Metzger..great young man on the field and off…lead his team & helped the underclass man immensely…best of luck Dean

  37. JD says:

    Dean Metzger

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