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Shoreham-Wading River's Tim Rotanz joins 400 points club
Shoreham-Wading River senior Tim Rotanz became the fourth player in Long Island high school boys lacrosse history to total at least 400 points Thursday when he scored a goal during the third quarter of a win at Rocky Point.
Rotanz scored six goals and six assists in his team's 18-6 Division II win.
Rotanz, who now has exactly 400 points, joined the elite club that includes Nicky Galasso (500 points, West Islip), Jim Zaffuto (498, Elmont) and Brian Jacovina (404, Holy Trinity). The five-year varsity player has two regular season games left to add to his total. The Wildcats travel to play Garden City on Saturday and then end the season with a road game against Glenn on Monday.
Rotanz, who scored 48 points as a 5-9, 160-pound eighth-grader, has grown into a 6-1, 200-pound scoring machine.
“We’ve graduated seven starters and so he’s had to do everything,” said Tom Rotanz, Tim’s father and head coach. “But I’m very proud at how humble he is. He wants to win. He doesn't care about points.”
The attackman, in modest fashion, passed up on an interview hours after the game to study for a calculus exam.
“He was more concerned about what he was ordering for dinner than the points a few minutes afterward,” Tom Rotanz said.
At 14-0, Shoreham-Wading River, the defending state Class C championship team, is poised for another championship run and here’s the scariest part about Rotanz: The Maryland-bound attackman won’t turn 18 until the fall.