Plenty of good things happened this lacrosse season to soften the blow of Section VI not
winning a state title.
Consider where some of these players are continuing their careers ...
Everyone knows Jeff Tundo is headed to Ohio State, he committed as a junior, but what about Pierce Abrams of Niagara-Wheatfield ticketed for defending national champion Syracuse? Besides honing his skills in Wheatfield, he was also selected to the under-19 Iroquois National team and has been participating with a select group of players on a Six Nation junior A box lacrosse team in Canada. He accepted the prestigious Haudenosaunee Promise Scholarship to SU.
Clay DelPrince of Frontier is going to Brown where he will receive an Ivy League education.
"I chose Brown because they have a really good mix of academic and athletic programs at a very high caliber," said DelPrince, who plans to study biochemistry. "Obviously in the Ivy League they're one of the best academic institutions and lately they're under a new coach and the lacrosse program has been really good, making the NCAA Tournament this year."
Those players wouldn't be going anywhere without good grades. Ten schools received the state's scholar/athlete award for having a combined 90-plus average: Lockport, Hamburg, Lancaster, Iroquois, Clarence, Frontier, Williamsville North, Sweet Home, Niagara-Wheatfield and Williamsville East.
This year's All-Western New York lacrosse team, chosen by area coaches, contains four players from Orchard Park -- Tundo, Mike Moran, Artie Marrapese and Gary Davies.
---Mary Jo Monnin
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