By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/15/11
Upper Merion rising junior attackman Trevor Kupecky has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hofstra University.
Kupecky collected 34 goals and a Philly-high 61 assists this year while earning Suburban One American Conference First Team honors.
Kupecky played in the EPSLA Showcase this year and attended Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip Rising Junior Camp. He also played on the Philly Under Armour Underclassmen squad in July and then made the All-Star team at the Brine National Lacrosse Classic.
Kupecky, who also considered Duke and North Carolina, plays club lacrosse for the Duke’s L.C.
Kupecky, a member of the Distinguished Honor Roll, was impressed with Hofstra coach Seth Tierney and the location of the school on Long Island.
“I like the area because it’s close to New York City and the beach and I like how lacrosse is the main sport at the school,” Kupeckysaid. “The playing facility and practice facility are great. And once I met Coach Tierney, I decided it was the right place for me.”
Hofstra always a contender in the Colonial Athletic Association, went 13-3 last year and reached the CAA finals while also advancing to the NCAA tournament.
“The team is very successful and it will be exciting to play a lot of games at home in Philly,” said Kupecky, noting the Pride play in a league with Drexel, Delaware, St. Joseph’s and Penn State.
Kupecky is known for his playmaking and passing skills. He has piled up an amazing 139 assists in two seasons at Upper Merion. As a freshmen, he played a key role in helping the Vikings win their first Suburban One American Conference title.
“When I was a freshman, we had a lot of good shooters so I made it my goal to get them the ball,” he said. “I wanted to make everyone better on the team. Growing up, that was my way of playing.”
Kupecky believes Upper Merion can challenge for a league title and a state playoff berth in 2012.
“I think we should have a really good season,” he said. “We lost a couple key players, but everyone is going to get better and we’d like to go pretty far in the district playoffs.”