Gerard Arceri is a senior faceoff man on the Smithtown East boys lacrosse team. He was a 2015 All-American selection and was named to the 2016 Under-19 national team, said Smithtown East coach Jason Lambert.
Arceri, who is bound for Penn State, had 19 assists and 28 points last season and played a crucial role in helping his team win its second Suffolk Class A championship in as many years.
Q: What are you expecting this season?
A: I’m still expecting a high-powered offense, the same as years past. We’ve got a new goalie, hopefully we’ll figure that out and get another county championship.
Q: What’s different about you on the field this year?
A: My size. I really worked a lot in the weight room and worked on my speed a lot. I’m going to try to get a lot more goals off the faceoff, push in transition a lot faster and try to beat my guy right away instead of just winning faceoffs and running off the field.
Q: What do you contribute to the team?
A: I’m just trying to lead them as much as possible. We lost a couple big players, guys that helped lead us to the county championship, but we’re trying to do what we can to succeed again.
Q: Who’s your favorite athlete?
A: My favorite athlete’s got to be Steph Curry. He’s the best and I try to be the best . . . To be like him, but with my lacrosse game instead of basketball.
Q: What’s your favorite Netflix show to binge watch?
A: Definitely “Prison Break.” It’s awesome, two brothers working together to try to get out of prison. It’s just an awesome show.