Garrett Moya with the ball.

Blue Devil Lax Trio Wins Post-Season Honors

Huntington's Garrett Moya with the ball. (Darin Reed photo.)

July 10, 2017

A trio of Huntington High School varsity boys’ lacrosse players capped off their respective careers by winning post-season honors.

Mark Rafuse in action
Mark Rafuse in action for the Blue Devils. (Darin Reed photo.)

Garrett Moya and Mark Rafuse were both named to the All-County team and Matt Gelb garnered All-Division recognition. The teenagers were all exceptional multi-sport athletes for the Blue Devils over the past four years.

Moya is headed to Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rafuse will be attending Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He is interested in studying photo journalism. Gelb is moving on to Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

The three top players along with Austin Reda, Jared Leake, Ryan Stieve and James Shea served as captains of last spring’s Huntington varsity lacrosse team. The 31-player squad was coached by Kevin Travis, Julian Watts and Eric Triolo.

The Blue Devils compiled a 5-9 mark in league play and went 6-10 overall. Huntington lost one goal games to Connetquot (15-14), Sachem North (13-12) and Commack (10-9).

All of the captains are graduating along with fellow seniors Matthew Mattiace, Matthew Meyers, Andrew Monahan and Brian Weigold. Twenty other underclassmen on the team are eligible to return to the field next spring.

The returning veterans include Michael Abbondandelo, Nat Amato, Freddie Amato, Sam Bergman, Jaylen Bush, Ryan Buxton, Henry Cartwright, James Duffy, Patrick Durand, Gerard Federici, Ryan Gorecki, Jon Koumas, Luke Luckow, Colby Martin, Christopher Martin, Jordan McCoy, Cole Pillion, Jackson Pitti, Jack Stewart and John Tucker.

Matt Gelb
Matt Gelb has the ball for the Blue Devils. (Darin Reed photo.)
Garrett Moya and Parents
Huntington senior Garrett Moya with his parents on Senior Day. (Mike Connell photo.)
Mark rafuse and parents
Senior Mark Rafuse with his parents. (Mike Connell photo.)
Matt Gelb and Parents
Matt Gelb with his family on Senior Day. (Mike Connell photo.)