Boys Lacrosse Captain Nick Garofano ’16 was honored when the New England Secondary School Lacrosse Association selected their All-American award winners. Garofano is Williston’s first boys lacrosse player to earn All-American honors.
After four highly-successful seasons for the Wildcats, the Yorktown Heights, NY, native finished his career second in goals (111), second in points (199), and as the all-time leader in assists (88).
Garofano led the team in points this spring after recording 34 goals and 19 assists in 16 games, and he was selected to the Western New England Division II All-League team. Between Garofano’s freshman and junior year, he scored a total of 77 goals and tallied 69 assists, and he was named as the League’s Offensive Player of the Year last season.
“It is a tremendous honor to win this award,” said Garofano after learning of his All-American honors on Tuesday evening. “I would like to thank my family, coaches, and teammates for a great career and overall experience playing lacrosse at Williston.”
Co-Head Coach Andrew Syfu described Garofano as “a nightmare for teams to cover.” He said, “Nick demands a lot out of himself to win every one-on-one battle, and he is one of the fiercest competitors I have ever coached.” Even opposing coaches have complimented Garofano’s play at the end of games this season, stating that he is “the best offensive player they have ever seen in the league.”
Garofano will attend West Point this fall, where he will join a Men’s Lacrosse program that has established a strong tradition over its 98-year history. Under the 11-year reign of current Head Coach Joe Alberici, the Cadets have excelled in league and tournament play. In 2015, Alberici lead his team to the Patriot League Tournament final and the NCAA tournament.