A former lacrosse star at Hewlett High School will now coach his own high school team.
Steven DeNapoli, who plays professionally as a midfielder for the Rochester Rattlers, has been named the new head coach for the boys lacrosse team at Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the lacrosse program at Holy Trinity,” DeNapoli said in a release. “I look forward to helping our student-athletes become better students, lacrosse players and members of the school community.”
DeNapoli, a 2011 graduate of Hofstra University, has a long list of accomplishments during his college career. He was named to the All-CAA Lacrosse Team in 2009 and 2011; was captain at Hofstra twice and received the Nick Colleluori Unsung Hero Award in 2011. He also earned All-American accolades during his high school career. DeNapoli was drafted 30th overall by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the 2011 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.
DeNapoli has worked as an assistant director with Maximum lacrosse camps since 2008, and also has administrative experience as an athletic facilities coordinator at Hofstra University.
“Steven’s strong ties in the Long Island lacrosse community, combined with his superior leadership ability, extremely competitive nature, and extensive playing experience at the highest level,” said Chris Hardardt, Holy Trinity’s athletic director, “will be a tremendous asset as we work to develop Holy Trinity lacrosse program into one of the best on Long Island.”