Meet the athletes who made it onto Newsday's All-Long Island boys lacrosse team for the 2015 spring season.
BRIAN WILLETTS, Smithtown East, attack, Sr.
The most memorable shot of Brian Willetts' senior year was not one of his 100-plus-miles-per-hour blasts. But it sure had sudden impact.
Willetts, Suffolk's leading scorer with 111 points (74 goals) and Newsday's Long Island boys lacrosse player of the year, bounced one into the back of the net 1:53 into the second overtime to give Smithtown East a thrilling 11-10 victory over Ward Melville in the Suffolk Class A championship game.
"I was double-teamed and I was falling away from the net, so I knew the shot wouldn't be quite as hard," Willetts said. "But it was exactly where I wanted to place it."
Willetts, a two-time Newsday All-Long Island selection, assured his place in Smithtown East history by finishing his career with a school-record 314 points.
"We won the county title my junior year and we had a target on our back all season. So winning it again was very satisfying," said Willetts, who displayed improved playmaking skills this spring. "I wanted to be more than just a guy with a hard shot."
He will play lacrosse at Choate Rosemary Hall prep school in Wallingford, Connecticut, before enrolling at Notre Dame in the fall of 2016. "I wanted another year to get bigger and stronger and work on my academics," Willetts said.
ALEX CONCANNON, Syosset, attack, Sr.
Alex Concannon admitted to playing "a little scared" in a 7-6 overtime loss to Massapequa during the regular season. But in the rematch, with the Nassau Class A championship on the line, Concannon was scary good.
He scored four goals with four assists as the Braves ended the Chiefs' 34-game winning streak with a 17-8 victory. "That's one of the best games he's ever played," Syosset coach John Calabria said of the fifth-year starter.
Concannon, Newsday's Nassau player of the year, tied for second in Nassau with 93 points (49 goals). He then scored three goals with two assists in a 14-8 win over Smithtown East that brought Syosset its first Long Island championship since 2008. "My freshman year we lost to West Islip in the LIC," Concannon said. "That was my only other time getting there. So to win it my senior year was really special."
A point of emphasis this season was to improve his "off" hand. "I knew I was being scouted as a lefty. But there were times this year when I came around the cage and was able to score with my right hand," said Concannon, who totaled 22 points in his final four games. He will continue his career at Johns Hopkins.
EDDIE BOUHALL, Lynbrook, defense, Sr.
Eddie Bouhall anchored a stellar defense that surrendered fewer than six goals a game for the Owls, who registered their first shutout in more than 50 years against Hewlett on May 6. Bouhall was a lockdown defender on opponents' top offensive threat and a ground ball machine. He will play at Lehigh.
DANNY BUCARO, Ward Melville, attack, Sr.
Danny Bucaro, a returning All-Long Island player, was Suffolk's No. 5 scorer with 89 points (51 goals). He threaded a perfect pass to pal Jake McCulloch for a game-winning goal late against Northport in an exciting Suffolk Class A semifinal. Bucaro scored 60 goals as a sophomore on Patriots' last state championship team. He will play at Georgetown.
JOHN DANIGGELIS, Smithtown East, midfield, Sr.
Considered by most coaches as the best all-around middie in Suffolk, John Daniggelis rarely left the field. He played defense, chased down grounders, and had a booming shot that produced 34 goals, including five hat tricks, two in the playoffs. Daniggelis will attend Yale, where his sister Nicole plays on the women's team.
MATT DELUCA, Farmingdale, goalie, Jr.
Matt DeLuca missed five games with an injury and in his first game back, he made 23 saves in a win over Oceanside that ended a two-game losing streak. DeLuca averaged more than 15 saves a game with a save percentage of 70 percent. He's the only junior on the All-Long Island first team and has committed to Delaware.
TYLER DUNN, Manhasset, midfield, Sr.
Tyler Dunn scored 14 of his 40 goals in final four games, a major reason Manhasset reached the state Class B championship game. He was spectacular in a 10-9 state semifinal win over Yorktown with five goals, two assists, 19 of 22 faceoffs and 17 ground balls. Dunn will play at Penn.
JACK FOWLER, Chaminade, defense, Sr.
Jack Fowler, the Flyers' best defensive player, was the dependable back-line rock for a team that allowed only six goals a game en route to a third straight CHSAA championship. Fowler will play at Duke where he will help protect his brother Dan, a sophomore goalie for the Blue Devils.
JOEY FROCCARO, Port Washington, midfield, Sr.
A versatile midfielder who took faceoffs, Joey Froccaro had a deadly shot (52 goals) and was a feeder (29 points). He scored five goals twice and had six plus an assist in a 15-11 regular-season victory over Oceanside. He'll play at Villanova, where he joins his brother, Jake, who is transferring from Princeton.
JOE LICCIARDI, St. Anthony's, midfield, Sr.
The Friars had some scoring issues late in the season, but Joe Licciardi was consistent throughout, leading the team with 25 goals and 19 assists. He scored twice in an 8-6 victory over state Class A public school champ Niskayuna. His brother, Matt, a sophomore, starred on Cold Spring Harbor's state championship team.
JAKE MCCULLOCH, Ward Melville, midfield, Sr.
This sharpshooter scored from the wing with 1:19 left to beat Northport in the Suffolk Class A title game. Jake McCulloch scored three goals in that game and a team-high 54 for the season. He dded 23 assists and improved his defense. McCulloch netted six goals in the victory over Yorktown. McCulloch will play at Cornell.
ROCCO SUTHERLAND, Northport, attack, Sr.
Rocco Sutherland was the third-leading scorer in Suffolk with 92 points (43 goals, 49 assists) this season and became sixth-leading scorer in Northport history. He had a career day with six goals and five assists in a victory over Bay Shore and scored four goals with three assists in a win over county champ Smithtown East. He will play at Michigan.
JACK TIGH, Chaminade, midfield/attack, Sr.
Jack Tigh was the leading scorer for the Flyers, who won their third straight CHSAA championship with a 15-7 victory over St. Anthony's on May 20. Tigh scored three goals with three assists in that game and also had hat tricks against St. Anthony's earlier, Ward Melville and Massapequa. He'll play at Yale.
TOM WRIGHT, Garden City, defense, Sr.
Tom Wright is an elite on-ball defender and ground ball magnet for a team that relied heavily on its defense this season. The Trojans surrendered less than six goals a game thanks to Wright, a two-time All-Long Island player who covered a lot of ground on clears. He will play at Penn State.
COACH OF THE YEAR: DENNIS BONN, Cold Spring Harbor
Dennis Bonn guided his Seahawks to a 19-1 season that ended with thrilling 9-8 victory over Cazenovia in state Class C championship game. He emphasized ball movement -- "spinning," he called it -- in an offense that flourished with a mix of sophomore and senior stars. It was Cold Spring Harbor's first state title since his 2006 squad.
GERARD ARCERI, Smithtown East, Faceoff, Jr.
RYAN BRAY, Shoreham-Wading River, M, Sr.
DAN BULLIS, Mt. Sinai, A, Sr. (pictured)
COLIN BURKE, Cold Spring Harbor, A, Sr.
BLAKE CARRARA, Riverhead. D, Jr.
OWEN DALY, Lynbrook, M, Sr.
AUSTIN HENNINGSEN Northport, M, Sr.
BRIAN LANG, Hicksville, M, Sr.
MIKE LAVIANO, St. Anthony's, A, Sr.
MAC O'KEEFE, Syosset, A, Jr.
STEPHEN PARKER, South Side, D, Sr.
GORDON PURDIE, Lynbrook, A, Sr.
DAN ROONEY, Smithtown East, A, Jr.
SEAN SCONONE, East Islip, G, Sr.
JOHN SHEA, Cold Spring Harbor, D, Sr.
NICK SPILLANE, Carey, A, Sr.
RYAN TIERNEY, Massapequa, M, Jr.
NICK YEVOLI, Massapequa, M, Sr.