WESTFIELD, NJ — Senior Westfield High School lacrosse captain Owen Prybylski has had a stellar varsity career, with three goals, seven assists and 185 groundballs to date.
This week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week was recently selected as an NJ All-American for Boys Lacrosse.
“He's physically dominant,” head coach Patrick Tuohy said. “A very gifted athlete with a motor to match. He is relentless on the field and makes everyone around him better.”
The team's director of defense, Prybylski is a great leader by example, Tuohy said.
“What I love about lacrosse is the game’s always flowing,” said Prybylski, who has been playing since second grade. “It’s really fast-paced and you have to think on your feet really fast.”
Prybylski was inspired by the Westfield High School lacrosse players who came before him.
“Growing up in Westfield, there were a bunch of players that were really good in the same position I was playing, like Christian Bergdorf going off to play at the University of Denver, which is Division I.”
Prybylski’s other passion is skiing.
“I probably like skiing more than playing lacrosse — that’s one of my favorite things to do,” he said.
After graduating in June, Prybylski will go on to play at Villanova University in the fall.
“I think he will be an impact player at the college level. His size, speed and tenacity will translate well to the college game,” Tuohy said. “Owen has been a four-year varsity letter winner and contributed immensely every one of those years. He is a one-of-a kind player and I know he will be very successful at the next level. It's been a real pleasure to coach him all of these years.”