WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School varsity boys lacrosse player Luke Hunziker has been a key member of his team this year.
The senior, who plays defense, is a great teammate and player, a hard worker and a three-year varsity letter winner, according to head coach Patrick Tuohy.
“I love how fast-paced and physical the sport is,” this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week said. “There is virtually no down time and the constant movement of players and the ball keeps everyone involved in an exciting fashion.”
On the weekends, Hunziker coaches youth lacrosse for the Westfield Lacrosse Club.
“I love hanging out and seeing the kids enjoy the sport,” he said.
Hunziker said he first got into lacrosse around fifth grade with the help of a good family friend, Jason Mclane.
“He gave me my first ever longpole to use on defense and here I am today,” Hunziker said.
Now he is getting ready to play next year for Colgate University, a private liberal arts school in New York. He plans to study finance or economics.
“Over the years, I’ve had an immense amount of help and support from a plethora of people,” Hunziker said. “Coach Tuohy has had a profound impact on the way I conduct myself on and off the field. He has served as a huge mentor in my life, along with Jason Mclane and Gary McIlroy, who have always been willing to give me advice and help out with anything I could possibly need. Their kindness, knowledge, and overall faith in me to succeed has been the biggest inspiration in my lacrosse career up until this point.”
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