RANDOLPH, NJ- Imagine what she could have done in four years.
Randolph girls lacrosse star TT Naslonski finished her high school career with a flurry, passing the 200 goal mark in her fourth to last game, and passing the 300 point mark in her final game as a Lady Ram.
Naslonski was limited to three varsity seasons due to knee surgery causing her to miss freshman year, but proceeded to destroy the Randolph career scoring records for points and goals thereafter. The soon to be graduated senior owned both by the middle of her junior season, and piled on top of her own record all during her senior season.
“It felt awesome to be able to reach the 200 goal mark especially after missing a season due to my injury,” said Naslonski. “I would not have been able to reach this milestone without the support from my teammates, coaches, and family.”
In an 18-7 win over Mahwah on May 10, Naslonski scored nine goals and added five assists for 14 total points, and passed the 200 goal mark in that game.
“Sutton had just made a save and I cut up the field to receive the clear,” said Naslonski, describing the play in which she hit the milestone. “She made the clear to me up the right side of the field, and I saw the goalie was off her post leaving the left side of the cage open. At the 12 meter, I shot into the cage.”
For Naslonski, the sport is in her family bloodlines. Her father John, currently the Randolph boys’ lacrosse coach, grew up with four brothers who all played the sport, and earned himself honorable mention All-American as a Goalie at Rutgers. Her two older brothers were high school stars who also played in college, one at Virginia Tech and the other currently at Villanova.
“Having my dad and brothers so involved in lacrosse definitely helped drive my passion towards the game, and ever since I was little I have always tried to play with my brothers,” said Naslonski. “I would always yell at them if they ever let me win in a race or games. My dad has so much knowledge of the game and has taught me everything I know. My mom didn't play lacrosse but she was always there with us while we would play.”
In her final game as a Lady Ram, Naslonski scored seven goals and added two assists in a down to the wire 11-10 loss to Ridge in the state quarterfinals. Her nine points in that game put her career total points at 307, with 218 goals and 89 assists. Those stats helped punch her ticket to play collegiately next season at Rutgers.
Naslonski is also one of those athletes who understands that no player, no matter how good they may be, can achieve success on their own.
“My teammates are always able to help me get the ball and finish plays, and they support me off the field as well,” said Naslonski. “My coaches have given me tips to help me become a better player, and my family has helped push me to my limits and be the competitive person that I am today.”