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A look back at the Top 25 men’s lacrosse players in the past 25 years at Princeton University

Wednesday, 12th February 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/11/14
By Jerry Price, Princeton Sports Information Director

The following article was written by Jerry Price, Senior Associate Director of Athletics at Princeton University and the Athletic Communications contact for men’s lacrosse, who created his list of the top 25 Princeton players of the last 25 years. The 2014 Princeton men’s lacrosse season will Jerry’s 25th with the program; he covered the team from 1990-94 seasons for the Trenton Times and has been the Princeton sports information director for men’s lacrosse since then.

The list, presented in descending order, is based solely on Jerry’s assessment of what players did as Princeton lacrosse players, not what they did on the professional or international level. Price consulted a bit with a few people, but claims it as his own personal list.

Honorable mention

Princeton men's Top 25

Princeton men’s Top 25

Kyle Baugher
Patrick Cairns
Scott Conklin
John Cunningham
Brad Dumont
Scott Farrell
John Harrington
Alex Hewit
Todd Higgins
Zachary Jungers
Kurt Lunkenheimer
Mike Mariano
Torr Marro
Andy Moe
Taylor Simmers
Scott Sowanick
Greg Waller
Becket Wolf

Wildcard
Matt Striebel
Class of 2001
Attack/Midfield
Gill, Mass. Deerfield
Currently national director for Trilogy Lacrosse, as well as a professional and international player

Matt Striebel earns wildcard status, somewhere between honorable mention and the top 25, because of the uniqueness of his lacrosse career. Striebel was an honorable mention All-America his senior year and was twice named All-Ivy League, and he ranks eighth all-time at Princeton with 74 career assists. He also moved as a senior from attack to midfield to make room for Ryan Boyle when he came to Princeton, and the move led to Princeton¹s 2001 NCAA championship. Had Striebel never played after Princeton, he would have had a very good career. It¹s what he¹s done since Princeton that makes him a Hall-of-Fame player, as he has won multiple World and Major League Lacrosse Championships and is MLL¹s all-time leader in games played. If the list included post-Princeton accomplishments, then Striebel would have moved into the top 10 or even top 5 of Princeton players in the last 25 years.

No. 25
Mark Kovler

Class of 2009
Midfield
Landon School € Washington, D.C.
Currently a third-year medical student at George Washington University, with plans to become a surgeon

Mark Kovler was a first-team All-America middie as a senior in 2009, when he scored 34 goals and had nine assists. He was also a first-team All-Ivy selection as a sophomore and senior, and he was on his way as a junior until a broken ankle wiped out the last four games of the 2008 season for him. Even with that, he was honorable mention All-America as a junior and a third-team All-America as a sophomore. He stands 17th all-time at Princeton with 84 goals, which also ranks him second all-time at Princeton behind only Josh Sims among players who were strictly midfielders. Kovler¹s biggest weapon as a scorer was his ferocious lefthanded shot.

No. 24
Jason Doneger

Class of 2005
Attack
Lynbrook High School € Hewlett, N.Y.
Currently heads up the U.S. convertible bond sales business for Barclays.

Jason Doneger ranks seventh all-time at Princeton with 105 career goals, including 36 as a junior and 41 as a junior, tying him for eighth all-time in a single season. Until Mike MacDonald’s 43 goals last season, no
Princeton player had scored more in a season than Doneger¹s 41 in 2004. He was an honorable mention All-America and two-time All-Ivy League selection as well.

No. 23
Mike MacDonald

Class of 2015
Attack
Trinity Pawling € Georgetown, Ont.
Currently a junior on the Princeton men¹s lacrosse team

Mike MacDonald, one of two active Princeton players on the list, has scored 65 goals in his first two seasons, and he trails only Jesse Hubbard and Chris Massey for most goals by a Princeton player after his sophomore year.
A left-handed finisher, MacDonald scored 43 goals a year ago, the sixth-most ever by a Princeton player in a single season and the most by any Princeton player since Massey scored 45 in 1997. MacDonald, who scored seven goals against Cornell in the Ivy League tournament semifinals, was a first-team All-America and honorable mention All-America in 2013.

No. 22
Dan Cocoziello

Class of 2008
Defense
Delbarton School € Oldwick, N.J.
Currently works in Project Management in the construction management industry in Manhattan and is also getting his master¹s in real estate fromNYU

Dan Cocoziello began his career as the first defenseman to be named Ivy League Rookie of the Year and ended it as a first-team All-America. He started every game for his entire four-year career and was a second-team
All-America as a sophomore and junior in addition to his first-team selection senior year. He was a four-time All-Ivy selection, including unanimous first-team selections as a sophomore and senior and second-team selection as a junior.

No. 21
Damien Davis

Class of 2003
Defense
Gilman School € Baltimore, Md.
Currently is Director and Portfolio Manager for Brown Capital Management in Baltimore, where he also coaches the defense for the Gilman School lacrosse team

Damien Davis is one of the great defensemen in Princeton lacrosse history who, along with Cocoziello, started every game of his four-year career. In fact, his resume pretty closely mirrors that of Cocoziello, as he too was a
first-team All-America as a senior after being second-team All-America as a sophomore and junior. He was also a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection as a junior and senior, as well as a second-team selection as a sophomore
and honorable mention selection as a freshman. His most famous moment came in the 2001 NCAA championship game, when he stripped Syracuse¹s Mikey Powell of the ball in overtime to start the sequence that led to the game-winning
goal.

No. 20
Peter Trombino

Class of 2007
Attack
St. Anthony¹s € Huntington Station, N.Y.
Currently works in business development for CrowdSurge in Brooklyn, as well as a live music event promoter and marketer for Art For Progress, a non-profit that helps support local artists and funds art programs in New York City public schools; also plays club lacrosse in New York

Peter Trombino is the only player in Princeton men¹s lacrosse history to have at least 20 goals and at least 10 assists for all four seasons he played. He began his career by being named Ivy League Rookie of the Year after scoring at least one goal in all 15 games his freshman year, including the one in overtime to defeat Maryland in the quarterfinals and send Princeton to the Final Four. He was a second-team All-Ivy selection as a sophomore and junior and first-team selection as a senior, and he was an honorable mention All-America as a junior and senior. He ranks ninth all-time at Princeton with 98 career goals and 11th all-time at Princeton with 152 career points and finished his career two goals shy of joining Wick Sollers as the only palyers in program history with at least 100 goals and 50 assists.

No. 19
Christian Cook

Class of 1998
Defense
Manual High School € Denver, Colo.
Currently is a professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He also runs the Play for Parkinson¹s Fall Lacrosse Series each year along with his sister to raise funds for the ProjectSpark
Foundation, which raises funds to fight against Parkinson’s.

Christian Cook is one of the fastest defensemen Princeton has ever had, and he used his speed and tenacity to become a one of its best defensemen as well. After playing longstick midfield as sophomore, he moved to close
defense as a junior and became a first-team All-Ivy League and third-team All-America selection on Princeton¹s perfect 1997 team. As a senior, he added a third championship ring while being named first-team All-America, as
well as first-team All-Ivy. His best game was probably the 1998 NCAA semifinal win over Syracuse, when he shut out Casey Powell and actually outscored him 1-0 with a goal of his own, before tearing his ACL in the final seconds. Even though he did not play two days later in the final, he was still named to the NCAA Final Four all-tournament team.

No. 18
Sean Hartofilis

Class of 2003
Attack
St. Anthony¹s € Huntington, N.Y.
Currently is writing and directing movies with his company Walls Farms Pictures, and his first feature Beach Pillows was released last week

Sean Hartofilis ranks third all-time at Princeton with 126 career goals, trailing only Jesse Hubbard (163) and Chris Massey (146). Of his 126 goals, he scored 27 in nine NCAA tournament games, and he ranked seventh all-time
in Division I in NCAA tournament goals in a career when he graduated. He began his career with 20 goals as a freshman, including five against Virginia in Princeton¹s NCAA semifinal win, and he ended his career by scoring 41 goals as a senior, making him one of eight Princeton players to reach 40 for a season. He was a three-time All-Ivy League selection, with first-team honors as a sophomore and senior, and was a two-time All-America.

No. 17
Lorne Smith

Class of 1999
Attack/Midfield
Gilman School € Baltimore, Md.
Currently is a strategic account manager for Warrior Lacrosse. He is also the owner of Lorne Smith Lacrosse, which runs camps and the Marin Lacrosse Club, and a guitar player with Lorne and the Wayhighs.

Lorne Smith came to Princeton as an attackman at the same year that Jesse Hubbard, Chris Massey and Jon Hess were sophomores. So what did he do? He moved to midfield and became a first-team All-America while winning three
NCAA championships, with an assist to Hubbard on the game-winner in overtime in the 1996 final. He is tied for 12th all-time at Princeton with 94 career goals despite playing most of his career as a middie, and he had 31 goals as a senior when he finally moved to attack. He was a first-team All-Ivy League selection as a sophomore and senior, and he was a second-team pick as a junior. He was a three-time All-America, with a first-team selection in 1997 and second-team selections in 1998 and 1999.

No. 16
Chad Wiedmaier

Class of 2012
Defense
Delbarton School € Chatham, N.J.
Currently is a marketing associate for Trilogy Lacrosse

Of all of the great players who have played lacrosse at Princeton, only one has been a first-team All-Ivy League selection four times ­ Chad Wiedmaier. He began his career by becoming the first Princeton defenseman to be
first-team All-Ivy, and he went on to repeat that selection each season, including his sophomore year, even though he missed the first six games due to a knee injury. Even with that, he was also a second-team All-America as a
sophomore. In fact, he was an All-America each of his four seasons, with second-team All-America selections as a freshman and sophomore, a third-team selection as a junior and then a first-team selection as a senior. His
battles against Cornell¹s Rob Pannell were epics and cemented his reputation as one of the great cover defenders in Ivy League lacrosse history.

No. 15
B.J. Prager

Class of 2002
Attack
Garden City € Garden City, N.Y.
Currently the head of Exchange Traded Funds for Barclays. He also plays club lacrosse in the summer.

B.J. Prager ranks fifth all-time at Princeton with 118 career goals, a figure that would have been higher ­and almost surely would have left him in third – had he not missed the final seven games of his sophomore year
after tearing his ACL. Of all of his goals, the biggest came in overtime on Memorial Day 2001 against Syracuse, giving Princeton its sixth NCAA championship and earning him Most Outstanding Player honors after a seven-goal, eight-point tournament. Prager had a career 49.6 shooting percentage, finishing his career with 118 goals on 238 shots, or one goal away from shooting 50%. He was a three-time first-team All-Ivy League selection and a three-time All-America (second-team once, third-team twice). At one point he scored at least one goal in 31 straight games, the second-longest streak in school history, and his eight goals against Hobart his senior year tie him for the second-highest single-game total. He had four goals against Syracuse in the 2001 NCAA final and five goals against Hopkins in the 2002 semifinal win.

No. 14
Scott Reinhardt

Class of 1994
Midfield
West Genesee HS € Camillus, N.Y.
Currently works as, in his words, ³president, secretary, CFO, janitor and anything else that needs to be done,² for Passive Capital Management, an investment company he co-founded. Passive Capital Management has offices in
Syracuse and Baltimore.

Scott Reinhardt is one of the great two-way midfielders ever to play at Princeton, as well as one of the most clutch. He finished his career with 76 goals, but he scored 18 of those in NCAA tournament games, including four in
the 1994 semifinals, when Princeton avenged a regular season loss to Brown en route to its second NCAA championship. A key member of the 1992 and 1994 NCAA champions, he was a second-team All-America and first-team All-Ivy League selection as a junior, when he scored 19 goals for the second straight year despite missing five games in mid-season with a broken bone in his leg. He finished his career with a 30-goal, 35-point season that earned him first-team All-America honors, and first-team All-Ivy honors for the second time.

No. 13
Ryan Mollett

Class of 2001
Defense
Boys Latin € Taneytown, Md.
Currently is managing director of the hedge fund group for GSO Capital Partners, part of the Blackstone Group. He still plays lacrosse once a year in a master¹s tournament in Lake Placid as part of a team of Princeton alums.

Ryan Mollett was part of one of the most enduring moments of the 2001 NCAA championship game, when his caused turnover against Mikey Powell got Princeton the ball back to start the winning possession. Princeton might never have gotten to the final that year had it not been for Mollett, whose caused turnover and assist snapped a tie game and gave Princeton a 12-11 win over Towson in the semifinal. For Mollett, it was a completely dominant
senior year, from start to finish, with two goals, four assists, 60 ground balls and a completely intimidating presence on a team that allowed 5.8 goals per game, not only the lowest total for a Princeton team in the modern
era but also the lowest total in the modern era for any Ivy League team (and fourth all-time in Division I). Mollett was a first-team All-Ivy League selection as a junior as well, when he was also named honorable mention
All-America. Among his other achievements was being the first ever selection in the first Major League Lacrosse draft.

No. 12
Trevor Tierney

Class of 2001
Goalie
Hun School € Princeton, N.J.
Currently is the president (and founder) of LXTC Lacrosse Trainer Center in Denver, running camps, clinics, teams and tournaments out of the University of Denver. He is also the president of the National Scholastic Club Lacrosse
Association and is pursuing his master¹s degree in psychology through the Harvard Extension School.

Trevor Tierney was a brick wall in goal during his Princeton career, with career numbers of a .652 save percentage and 6.65 goals-against average that are just extraordinary. In face, Tierney¹s 6.65 career goals-against ranks
second all-time in Division I in the modern era. He had a career .600 save percentage when it mattered most, in NCAA tournament games. His first big performance was a six-save, one-goal-against performance in the final 37:58
against Duke in the 1998 NCAA quarterfinals, when Princeton erased an 8-4 deficit to rally for an 11-9 win. He went on to make 15 saves in the 2000 NCAA finals and then finish his career with a 14-save performance in the
10-9 win over Syracuse in the 2001 final. He led Division I in goals against (5.70) and save percentage (.671) as a senior, when he was first-team All-America and first-team All-Ivy League. He was honorable mention in both as a junior.

No. 11
Justin Tortolani

Class of 1992
Attack
Manhasset HS € Manhasset, N.Y.
Currently is a spine surgeon in Baltimore, as well as Director of Research and Education at Union Memorial Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery and an adjunct member of the faculty at the John Hopkins School of Medicine.He has coached youth lacrosse and is also involved with his wife Kim Simons, a former Princeton great who is the head coach of the U.S. U-19 team.

Justin Tortolani came to Princeton as the recruit around whom an entire program was rebuilt and a dynasty was created. He left as the school’s all-time leading goal-scorer and as an NCAA champion, not to mention one of
the great student-athletes who ever played Division I lacrosse. A two-time first-team All-Ivy League selection who was an honorable mention All-America as a junior and third-team All-America as a senior, Tortolani led Princeton
in goals scored in 1990, 1991 and 1992. He graduated with 120 career goals, which at the time was the most in school history (and now ranks fourth). He also had 20 career NCAA tournament goals in six games, and his 3.2 goals per game are the most by a Princeton player in NCAA tournament games. He also graduated with a 3.71 grade-point average in molecular biology and was a two-time Academic All-America. He graduated from Cornell University medical
school.

No. 10
Tyler Fiorito

Class of 2012
Goalie
McDonogh School € Phoenix, Md.
Currently on the institutional equity sales desk at UBS. He also won a Major League Lacrosse championship last summer with the Chesapeake Bayhawks.

Tyler Fiorito is one of the greatest goalies in Ivy League history and one of the great leaders the Princeton program has seen. He is the only Princeton goalie ever to be named the Ivy League Player of the Year ,which
he won unanimously his senior year, and he was a three-time first-team All-Ivy League selection, the last two of which were unanimous. He was also named an All-America all four of his seasons. He began his career with a
second-team All-Ivy and honorable mention All-America freshman year, and he was third-team All-America as a sophomore and second-team as a junior and senior. He finished his career with a great 12-save performance in a 6-5
loss to Virginia in the NCAA tournament, and he sits second all-time at Princeton in saves with 624.

No. 9
Josh Sims

Class of 2000
Midfield
Severn School € Edgewater, Md.
Currently is the Senior Category Manager, Lacrosse, for Under Armour, as well as working with Athlete Prep, providing a technology platform empowering high level academic, athletic and college planning tools for student-athletes.

Josh Sims, with his combination of size, speed, power and intensity, is one of the great midfielders in NCAA history. He is a three-time first-team All-America who also won the MacLaughlin Award as the top midfielder in
Division I as a sophomore in 1998 and a senior in 2000. He ranks eighthall-time at Princeton with 103 career goals and is the only Princeton midfielder ever to reach the 100-goal mark for his career. He is also 16th all-time at Princeton with 141 career points, which rank second behind Tom Schreiber for a Princeton middie. Sims is the only Princeton player ever to score an overtime goal in his first game, which he did as a freshman against Johns Hopkins. He scored 36 goals as a senior to lead Princeton to the NCAA championship game after winning NCAA titles as a freshman and sophomore. His 17 NCAA tournament goals tie him for sixth-best all-time at Princeton. He
was also a three-time first-team All-Ivy League selection, and he is the only player in program history to win the NCAA¹s prestigious Top VIII Award.

No. 8
Chris Massey

Class of 1998
Attack
Garden City € Garden City, N.Y.
Currently an attorney working in wealth management at Morgan Stanley in Boston. He also was a long-time MLL player who won a championship with the Lizards.

Chris Massey ranks second all-time at Princeton with 146 career goals, and his streak of 46 straight games with at least one goal is the second-longest in school history. He also is second all-time at Princeton and eighth in
Division I history with 31 career NCAA tournament goals. With 46 career assists, he finished his career with 192 career points, which ranks fifth all-time at Princeton. He is the only player in school history to reach at
least 45 goals in a season twice, with 46 goals as sophomore and 45 as a junior. He was a three-time All-America (third-team twice, second-teamonce), and he also won a Major League Lacrosse championship with the Long Island Lizards.

No. 7
Tom Schreiber

Class of 2014
Midfield
St. Anthony¹s € East Meadow, N.Y.
Currently a senior on the Princeton men¹s lacrosse team.

Tom Schreiber, the second of two active members on the Princeton men’s lacrosse team in the top 25 along with Mike MacDonald (No. 23), is being judged on his first three seasons. Even without playing one minute of his
senior year, Schreiber is already one of the all-time greats at Princeton and in the Ivy League. Known for his ability to shoot with either hand and for his ridiculous field vision, he is Princeton’s career leader for points
by a midfielder with 149 (76 goals, 73 assists), and he would be the first player in program history to reach 90 goals and 90 assists, let alone 100 and 100. He is a three-time first-team All-Ivy League selection and would
become the second Princeton player and fourth Ivy player to be first-team all-league four times, and he has already been a two-time first-teamAll-Americas, as well as a McLaughlin Award winner as the top midfielder in
Division I. He was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2014 MLL draft and wasa Tewaaraton Trophy finalist a year ago.

No. 6
Jon Hess

Class of 1998
Attack
Nyack € Upper Nyack, N.Y.
Currently works in finance for Caprok Capital and also serves as the president of the Friends of Princeton Lacrosse.

Jon Hess was the quarterback of Princeton¹s attack during the most glorious three years the program has known, when Princeton won the NCAA championship his sophomore, junior and senior years of 1996-98 and went 43-2 overall and 18-0 in the Ivy League. Hess finished his career third all-time at Princeton with 215 career points, and his 133 assists rank third all-time at Princeton behind Kevin Lowe and Ryan Boyle. His 48 assists in 1997 tie him with Boylefor the school single-season record, and his 74 points that year are are the school record. He was a first-team All-America as a junior and senior and first-team All-Ivy selection as a sophomore and junior, as well as the 1997 Ivy League Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player of the 1997 NCAA tournament. He is tied for first all-time at Princeton in NCAA tournament points with Jesse Hubbard with 43, and his 28 assists are the
most ever by a Princeton player in the NCAA tournament.

No. 5
David Morrow

Class of 1993
Defense
Brother Rice HS € Troy, Mich.
Currently the CEO/Founder of Warrior Lacrosse, as well as a founder of Major League Lacrosse. He is also Chairman of the Board for Brother Rice High School Lacrosse and a coach for the Michigan Warriors club team.

David Morrow is the best defenseman ever to play at Princeton and one of the best ever to play college lacrosse. He came from Michigan at a time when lacrosse wasn¹t nearly as widespread nationally as it is today, and he used
that ³outsider² mentality as a motivation every time he stepped on the field. Whatever he used, it worked, as Princeton has had few if any players who brought his level of ferocity and intensity to the game. Morrow was the
1993 Lt. Enners Award winner as the national player of the year, which makes him still to this day the last defenseman to win the award. He was a two-time first-team All-America and three-time first-team All-Ivy League
selection, as well as a two-time winner of the William Schmeisser Award as the top defenseman in Division I. As a junior he helped Princeton to its first NCAA championship, with an epic performance in the 16-14 win over
North Carolina in the semifinals, when he shut out the Tar Heels top attackman and scored not one but goals of his own. A World Champion with the U.S. national team, he has also done as much as anyone to bring the sport of
lacrosse into its modern era as the founder of Warrior Lacrosse and Major League Lacrosse. Warrior Lacrosse, named for the nickname of Brother Rice High School, revolutionized the sport, with its use of titanium sticks to
replace the old wooden ones and an appeal to youth players that has helped make the sport fun for players from all over the country.

No. 4
Ryan Boyle

Class of 2004
Attack
Gilman School € Baltimore, Md.
Currently the CEO of Trilogy Lacrosse and a player for the Boston Cannons in Major League Lacrosse, as well as a color analyst for lacrosse for ESPN and a columnist for Lacrosse Magazine.

Ryan Boyle is a lacrosse savant and a great natural athlete who is one of the best field generals the sport has ever seen. He is known for being an additional coach on the field, for having incredible vision and for being a
winner on every level. Boyle made his presence known immediately, as his assist freshman year in overtime against Syracuse on Memorial Day gave Princeton its sixth NCAA championship. He ended up career with 233 career
points (and with at least one point in every game he ever played) and 162 career assists, both of which are second all-time at Princeton. He was a first-team All-America as a senior and junior, a second-team All-America as
a sophomore and a third-team All-America as a freshman, as well as a three-time first-team All-Ivy pick. He is also the only Princeton player to be the Ivy League Player of the Year more than once, as he won the honor in
2002 and 2004. As a junior he equaled the school record for assists in a season with 48 (tying Jon Hess); as a senior he willed Princeton to the NCAA Final Four with his most famous individual performance, with two goals to
tie the score in the final minute of regulation and then an assist to win it in overtime as the Tigers rallied to defeat Maryland in the quarterfinals. Boyle would play in 10 NCAA tournament games and put up 37 points, with 12
goals and 25 assists. He went on to win multiple Major League Lacrosse and World Championships, and he is the all-time leader in points and assists in MLL history.

No. 3
Kevin Lowe

Class of 1994
Attack
Mineola HS € Williston Park, N.Y.
Currently a bond trader for Credit Suisse, as well as a board member for the Cougar Lacrosse Club in Chatham, N.J.

Kevin Lowe is one of the greatest feeders and most accomplished players in the history of the sport of lacrosse, and he put up numbers at Princeton that have yet to be challenged despite all of the great players who have
tried. He is Princeton¹s career leader in points, the 247th and last of which was a goal that came in overtime against Virginia on Memorial Day his senior year of 1994, giving Princeton its second NCAA title. Lowe, who had
at least one point in every game he played and led Princeton is points each of his four years, is also Princeton¹s career leader in assists with 174. Of all the great players who have played at Princeton since, no player has come
within 15 points or 12 assists of Lowe, and only two have come within 36 points or a remarkable 75 assists. Lowe won the Turnbull Award as a senior as the top attackman in Division I, and he was a three-time All-America,
with a first-team honor as a senior and second-team honors as a sophomore and junior. He was also a three-time first-team All-Ivy League selection and the 1994 Ivy League Player of the Year, as well as a second-team All-Ivy
selection as a freshman. He averaged three points per game in nine NCAA tournament games, with nine goals and 18 assists for 27 points. He went from Princeton to Major League Lacrosse, where he scored an overtime goal in the
2003 championship game for the Long Island Lizards, making him the only player ever to score an overtime goal in the NCAA final and MLL final. Lowe, who also won a World Championship with the United States team in the 2002
event in Australia, was inducted into the USILA Hall of Fame in 2009.

No. 2
Scott Bacigalupo

Class of 1994
Goalie
St. Paul¹s School € Baltimore, Md.
Currently head of Americas cash equities trading and sales trading for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. He also is coaching the kindergarten through second grade girls team.

Scott Bacigalupo graduated from Princeton in 1994 and never played lacrosse again, famously saying then and now that he would never be able to top his Princeton experience. His time at Princeton wasn¹t perfect, but it came pretty close. A three-time first-team All-America (which makes him a three-time winner of the Ensign Kelly Award as the top goalie in Division I) and three-time first-team All-Ivy selection, Bacigalupo won the Lt. Enners Award as the outstanding player in Division I his senior year. Bacigalupo was the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 1991, a season that ended with his 20-save performance in a triple-overtime loss to Towson in the NCAA quarterfinals, after which he guaranteed that Princeton would never lose another OT game on his watch. From there, the Tigers were 5-0 in overtime games before he graduated, with three of them in the NCAA tournament and two of them in the NCAA championship games of 1992 and 1994. Princeton went 7-2 in NCAA tournament games in his four years, winning its first two NCAA championships and reaching the Final Four his junior year as well. Bacigalupo made at least 15 saves in five of his nine career NCAA tournament games, and his 732 career saves are 112 more than any other goalie in program history. He was inducted into the USILA Hall of Fame in 2010.

No. 1
Jesse Hubbard

Class of 1998
Attack
St. Alban¹s School – Washington, D.C.
Currently the founder of Motive Pure, a beverage company focusing on electrolyte hydration. He also runs the Jesse Hubbard Lacrosse Experience summer camp.

Jesse Hubbard brought with him a power and presence that simply dominated the rest of Division I lacrosse. The possessor of a laser for a shot, Hubbard¹s theory was to go after the opposing goalie¹s strength that was listed in the scouting report, figuring if he could beat his strength, he could do anything he wanted. He is the premier goal scorer in program history, and he actually had more career games with three or more goals than he did with fewer than three. His final total was 163 career goals, a figure 17 more than the next-highest total and 37 more than the third-best. He also holds the school single-season record with 53, set in 1996. He set a then-Princeton freshman record with 23 goals as a midfielder his freshman year, earning Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors, before changing positions for the rest of his career. During his three years as a starter on attack, Princeton went 43-2 overall and 18-0 in the Ivy League and won the NCAA championship each year. In fact, Princeton from 1996-98 remains the last team to win three straight NCAA titles. Hubbard scored in overtime against Virginia in the 1996 NCAA championship game, and he had four goals in both the 1997 and 1998 NCAA final wins over Maryland. He holds the school record for goals in NCAA tournament games with 33 (in 11 games), and his 43 career NCAA points are tied for the most in program history. He went on from Princeton to win a World Championship with the U.S. in 1998, and he would also become the career leader in goals in Major League Lacrosse history when he retired (though his record has since been broken). Hubbard was inducted into the USILA Hall of Fame in 2012.

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