It takes just over five minutes to travel from Sachem North High School to Stony Brook University.

It’s a short trip for sure, but for many Flaming Arrows’ players, it has become the final destination on the long road to Division I lacrosse.

Most recently, Anthony Ross.

The rising senior defender’s commitment was first reported when it was made on July 24 by Joe Lombardi on’s “Lacrosse Insider” section.

Ross’ path to D-I is quite a story. He did not start playing lax until eighth grade. He is a strong and athletic player with good quickness. He’s also a football standout for the Flaming Arrows as a running back/linebacker.

“He’s a stud athlete,” Sachem North coach Jason Mauro said of the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Ross. “He has a great motor and is a great kid.”

Ross is the third Sachem North Class of 2014 player to commit to Stony Brook, joining faceoff specialist Mike Calvagna and midfielder Joe Caridi.

“It was a factor in my decision because I’m good friends with both of them and I feel comfortable playing alongside them,” Ross aid.

Ross marks the sixth Class of 2014 commit for Seawolves coach Jim Nagle, who played on Ward Melville’s 24-0 1988 state-title winning team.

recruiting_updateNow, here’s a Q&A with Anthony on his decision.

What were the main factors in your decision?
Academics. Also, I have a good feeling for (Stony Brook) Coach (Jim) Nagle and the lacrosse program at Stony Brook.

 What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Other schools that I considered were St. Joseph’s, Limestone and NYIT.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
Athleticism , strength, quickness and my ability to be coached.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I got introduced in the eighth grade when all of my friends were playing. I also am a three-year starter on the varsity football team.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I played with Sachem North in the summer and I went to Blue Chip 225 camp and many summer tournaments.

Any final thoughts?
I would to thank all of my lacrosse coaches that have taught me how to play the game, especially Coach Mauro with all of his help in the recruiting process.


Posted In: Long Island lacrosse, Recruiting Rundown, Section 11

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One Response to “Ross is third 2014 Sachem North (NY) standout to select Stony Brook”

  1. Ronkon Lax says:

    Congrats big guy!

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