National Lacrosse Championships Showcase Whitman Alumni

Miles jones was voted as a NCAA All-Tournament Team member scoring two goals in the title game and finished with 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in four tournament games.
Miles jones was voted as a NCAA All-Tournament Team member scoring two goals in the title game and finished with 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in four tournament games.
Left to right: Whitman alumni John Laronga, a faceoff specialist, and PJ White, a Long Stick Midfielder are both members of the Limestone College Saints, and National DII Men’s Lacrosse Champions.
Left to right: Whitman alumni John Laronga, a faceoff specialist, and PJ White, a Long Stick Midfielder are both members of the Limestone College Saints, and National DII Men’s Lacrosse Champions.
Myles Jones is joined by some of Whitman’s coaches who traveled to Baltimore this past weekend for the National Lacrosse Championships. Left to right: Scott Wolff, Tom Fitzpatrick, Myles, Curt Russell, and Ralph Milazzo.
Myles Jones is joined by some of Whitman’s coaches who traveled to Baltimore this past weekend for the National Lacrosse Championships. Left to right: Scott Wolff, Tom Fitzpatrick, Myles, Curt Russell, and Ralph Milazzo.

 

South Huntington’s lacrosse program continues to add to the national roster of exceptional college players, and this past weekend national television showcased several of our best. At Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium, Limestone College snapped a 12-year title drought when the Saints downed LIU Post to claim the 2014 DII Men's Lacrosse Championship. Whitman alumni PJ White, a long stick midfielder, and John Laronga, a face-off specialist, are members of the Saints and national DII Men’s Lacrosse champions. 2012 Whitman graduate and lacrosse alumni Michael Chimenti plays on the attack for the LIU Post Pioneers.

The next day Duke, defeating Notre Dame 11-9, captured its second straight NCAA DI title to cap a fantastic season, cutting the nets in front of 25,587 fans at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium. Duke’s powerful midfield features Whitman’s own Myles Jones. ESPN television announcers deemed Myles "uncoverable," and it's no wonder: Myles stands at 6’4” and 240 lbs. But his size doesn’t overshadow the fact that Myles’s game has improved significantly from his days on Whitman’s turf field. 

Miles was voted as a NCAA All-Tournament Team member, scoring two goals in the title game, and he finished with 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in four tournament games. Miles is already wearing a National Championship ring from last season, and now as a sophomore, he will be adding another. 

Congratulations Walt Whitman lacrosse alumni with your great showing on the nation's premier lacrosse stage.