Three Summit boys lacrosse players receive national recognition

Three Summit boys lacrosse players receive national recognition

Three Summit boys lacrosse players received national recognition. Juniors Harrison Schertzinger, left, and Henry Schertzinger, right, were named All-Americans. Recent graduate Lennox Brooks, center, was named All-Academic.

Three boys lacrosse teammates at The Summit Country Day School have received recognition from US Lacrosse (USL), the national governing body for youth players.

Juniors Henry and Harrison Schertzinger were named All-Americans. Lennox Brooks, valedictorian of the class of 2017, was named to the All-Academic team.

An All-American is a player who exhibits superior skills and techniques and possesses exceptional game sense and knowledge. They are the best players in the nation and embody excellent sportsmanship. A USL All-Academic honoree is a player who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills and good sportsmanship on the field, plus represents high standards of academic achievement in the classroom.

Henry, Harrison and Lennox were all captains this season. “Without a doubt, they were our team leaders — Henry and Harrison on the offensive side and Lennox on the defensive side,” Summit Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Pat Collura said.

“Henry and Harrison are arguably two of the best midfielders in the state,” Coach Collura said. “Their athletic ability, stick skills and lacrosse IQ put them in very select company nationwide.” Both have been selected to regional and state all-star teams since their freshman year.  

“Lennox was a one-man wrecking crew and a ground ball machine,” Coach Collura said. “He was the strongest, fastest member of our team.” For the past three years he was selected to regional and state all-star teams, and he ranked first in chapter voting for the All-Academic honor.

USL, which has 68 chapters in 45 states, awards one All-American honor and one All-Academic honor for every six varsity programs. The Summit is a member of the organization’s Ohio South chapter, which is composed of 42 high school varsity teams and four club programs. Coaches from each program nominate players to be voted upon by all the coaches in the chapter. Collura, who formed the Ohio South chapter in 2005, said this is the first time members of The Summit’s boys team received recognition from the national association. More than 700 boys nationwide are recognized each year for their contributions on and off the field.