Men’s lacrosse players from Long Island to watch in 2016
Duke lacrosse player Myles Jones, formerly of Walt Whitman High School. Photo Credit: Duke Athletics
A look at 10 Division I men’s lacrosse players from Long Island high schools to watch in the 2016 NCAA season. (Players are listed in alphabetical order.)
CRAIG BERGE (Massapequa)
Midfield, Georgetown, Sophomore
Leading returning scorer (37 points) is an excellent passer and outside shooter.
LIAM BYRNES (West Islip)
Long-stick midfield, Marquette, Senior
One of the nation’s top defensive players forces turnovers and scoops groundballs.
DEVIN DWYER (Garden City)
Attack, Harvard, Senior
A throwback player who likes to set up shop behind the goal and feed teammates.
JUSTIN GUTERDING (Garden City)
Attack, Duke, Sophomore
The lefty finisher had 52 goals as a freshman and also is a superb feeder.
STEPHEN JAHELKA (Garden City)
Defense, Harvard, Senior
This shut-out defender who runs the field missed most of last season with an injury.
MYLES JONES (Whitman, Huntington)
Midfield, Duke, Senior
Leading Tewaaraton candidate scored 77 points as first-team All-American.
MATT KAVANAGH (Chaminade, Rockville Centre)
Attack, Notre Dame
Struggled down stretch with injury, but he still led the Irish in scoring for a second straight year.
DYLAN MOLLOY (St. Anthony’s, Setauket)
Attack, Brown, Junior
Strong dodger had a breakout sophomore season with 62 goals and 30 assists.
JAMES PANNELL (Smithtown West, Smithtown)
Attack, Virginia, Senior
Excellent shooter from the wing missed second half of last season with an injury.
MICHAEL QUINN (Chaminade, Port Washington)
Defense, Yale, Senior
Strong, quick and excellent on ground balls, he paces the Ivy League’s top defensive team.