By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 1/10/12
Eastport South Manor/Avon Old Farms (PG) senior LSM/Defense Derek Sganga has committed to play Division I lacrosse at Marist College.
Derek Sganga log:
High School: Eastport South Manor, (PG) Avon Old Farms.
Graduation year: 2012
College Choice: Marist College
Club Affiliation: Team Long Island
Major lacrosse honors: Peak 200 All-star 2 years in a row, final 25 Nassau vs Suffolk empire game. Four year Varsity starter. All-County/ All-Division 2010 and 2011. Unsung hero and defensive MVP for high school team. Played in the Exceptional Senior All-Star game.
Academic Honors: Honor Roll 2008-2011
What will you major in/study? Physical Therapy
Why did you choose Marist? “I chose Marist because it has a beautiful campus, I loved the players and the coaching staff. When I visited I could definitely see myself going there and Marist offers numerous opportunities.”
What is you high school team’s outlook for the upcoming season? “For Avon Old Farms we are looking for a very productive spring, we have very high expectations, and everyone just wants to win it all.”
Additional comments: I’d like to thank my parents for everything, if it wasn’t for my Mom taping every game I wouldn’t have had anything to send to coaches. My Dad is the best trainer mentor, coach and father I could ever ask for.”