The 2nd Annual Metzer Cup Games

The 2022 Long Island Lacrosse Showcase culminated with The 2nd Annual Metzger Cup Games on Thursday, June 23rd. The winners of each Nassau versus Suffolk game were presented with the Metzger Cup by benefactor James Metzger and Vincent J. Sombrotto of the Whitmore Group.

The Most Valuable Players of each contest were also presented with their trophies by Metzger and Sombrotto. 

Mr. James Metzger has been an ardent supporter of lacrosse on Long Island for many years. A former Ray Enners Award winner as the best high school lacrosse player in Suffolk County, James has devoted a great deal of his time to recognize and honor the student-athletes of Long Island. 

Metzger was a lacrosse, football and basketball standout at Half Hollow Hills High School East and a lacrosse All-American at Hofstra University during the 1970s. A lacrosse benefactor for youth, high school and college programs on Long Island, he is founder and CEO of Whitmore—The Agency, one of the largest independent insurance and financial firms in the New York metropolitan area with offices in Garden City.

Sombrotto attended Chaminade High School in Mineola during the 1970s and was a Hofstra All-American midfielder. He was named to the 1982 All-World Team and is a member of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Sombrotto is a senior vice president at Whitmore.

 

GAME RECAPS
Rising Freshmen Game 

Goalie Dylan Rappaport of South Side High School in Rockville Centre let in just one goal in the first half of the Long Island Lacrosse Showcase Top 25 Game of Rising Freshmen that was instrumental in Nassau County’s 16-7 win over Suffolk County at Hofstra University on June 23rd. Rappaport received the game's James C. Metzger Most Valuable Player Award.

Rising Sophomore Game

Goalie Drew Walendowski of East Islip High School, with more than eight saves on quality scoring chances, and attackman Matthew Triolo of John Glenn High School in Huntington, who scored four goals, were named co-winners of the James C. Metzger Most Valuable Player Award in Suffolk County's 9-7 win over Nassau County in the Long Island Lacrosse Showcase Top 25 Game of Rising Sophomores at Hofstra University on June 23rd.

Rising Junior Game

Attackman Luke Breslin of Commack and St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington scored three goals in the Long Island Lacrosse Showcase Top 25 Game of Rising Juniors that was instrumental in Suffolk County’s 8-4 win over Nassau County at Hofstra University on June 23rd. Breslin received the game's James C. Metzger Most Valuable Player Award.

Rising Senior Game

Attackman Christian Colantonio of Mount Sinai High School scored five goals, including the overtime winning goal, in the Long Island Lacrosse Showcase Top 25 Game of Rising Seniors in Suffolk County’s 9-8 win over Nassau County at Hofstra University on June 23rd. Colantonio received the game's James C. Metzger Most Valuable Player Award.

Nassau Rising Freshmen, Metzger Cup, Coaches Eric Dunne and Mike Scheuerer, 2022
Nassau Rising Freshmen, Metzger Cup, Coaches Eric Dunne and Mike Scheuerer, 2022

The winning Nassau team, coached by Eric Dunne and Mike Scheuerer of Farmingdale High School, received the Metzger Cup.

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Rising Freshmen Game MVP
Rising Freshmen Game MVP

Goalie Dylan Rappaport of South Side High School received the Long Island Lacrosse Showcase Rising Freshmen most valuable player award from 1970s high school and college lacrosse stars James C. Metzger and Vincent J. Sombrotto.

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Rising Seniors Game MVP
Rising Seniors Game MVP

Christian Colantonio of Mount Sinai High School received the Long Island Lacrosse Showcase most valuable player award from 1970s Long Island lacrosse star Vincent J. Sombrotto.

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Nassau Rising Freshmen, Metzger Cup, Coaches Eric Dunne and Mike Scheuerer, 2022
Nassau Rising Freshmen, Metzger Cup, Coaches Eric Dunne and Mike Scheuerer, 2022

The winning Nassau team, coached by Eric Dunne and Mike Scheuerer of Farmingdale High School, received the Metzger Cup.

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