NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- West Essex High School senior Tommy Drago signed a letter of intent Monday to attend Division 1 Syracuse University, where he will continue his lacrosse career.

A four-year varsity starter and a long-stick specialist in midfield, Drago was the first junior from West Essex ever to be named U.S. Lacrosse North NJ Chapter All-American 4 for West Essex overall.

In his junior season for the Knights, Drago picked up 132 ground balls, caused 45 turnovers, scored 18 goals and had three assists.

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Drago, who has been playing lacrosse since the fifth grade, is a two-time first team all-state selection (so far), a three-time first-team Super Essex Conference choice and a three-time first-team Waterman Division honoree.  

Drago also is a member of the West Essex Investors Club and hopes to be accepted into the Whitman School of Management and study Finance at Syracuse.