Captains Pat Durand and Luke Luckow paced the Huntington High School varsity boys’ lacrosse team this past spring as both seniors claimed All-County honors.
All-County Huntington points leader Pat Durand. (Darin Reed photo.)
The Blue Devils compiled a 9-6 record in Suffolk Division I play and went 10-7 overall under head coach Julian Watts and assistant coaches Andy Gutierrez and Patrick Reilly. The team reached the Section XI playoffs.
Senior Jordan McCoy was named honorable mention All-County. Robbie Smith Johnny Tucker, Jack Krisch and Billy Burton were tapped as All-Division. Watts was voted Coach of the Year by his peers.
Durand enjoyed a splendid season with a team high 70 points. He’s headed to the University of South Carolina. “Pat facilitated the offense and was the team’s quarterback,” Watts said. “He led us in points.”
Luckow was sensational, tallying a team high 32 ground balls along with five goals and a pair of assists. “He switched from offense to defense and was relentless on ground balls,” Watts said.
The Penn State University-bound Luckow was also honored by the Huntington Lacrosse Alumni Association at its annual reunion game last month. The group presented the teenager with the Kyle Kirst Alumni Award, which goes to “the player who exemplifies the spirit and tradition of Huntington High School lacrosse.”
Smith notched a team leading 37 goals as a ninth grader, but he also proved his worth by dominating in the faceoff circle. McCoy also put together a great season, tallying 14 goals and 19 assists. Krisch had 20 goals and two assists and Burton contributed 24 goals and six assists.
Aedan McDonald was sharp in goal, recording 110 saves. Alex Fascilla was also great in the cage, stopping 26 shots. Liam Hassett scored 14 goals and added four assists. Jon Koumas had nine goals and three assists. Nick Mattio, Ethan McGuinness and Torin Bograd all scored five goals each. Cole Pillion also shined, winning dozens of face-offs along with five goals and two assists.
Huntington relied on strong defense by Luckow and Tucker along with Michael Wright and Charlie O’Rourke. The highlight of the spring came late in the season when the Blue Devils toppled No. 3 Northport, 12-7.
Looking ahead, Huntington will return 20 players to the field next year. The Blue Devils are hopeful they will be able to push deeper into the playoffs.