The good times just keep rolling for The Heights’ Lacrosse program. In the wake of the Varsity Lacrosse team’s momentous victory in the MILL Championship over Calverton, 2 of our seniors have received All-Met Honorable Mention accolades from The Washington Post. Seniors John Hlavin and Jack Scalia secured this esteemed recognition for their superb play and leadership this season.
In anchoring the midfield, Hlavin racked up 24 goals and 7 assists while coming up with 124 ground balls, placing him 2nd all-time at The Heights in that category. His excellence was not limited to the lacrosse field, however. John was also awarded the honor of US Lacrosse Academic All-American, being only the second Heights student to earn this title.
Jack Scalia was the lynchpin of the defense, forcing 53 turnovers despite consistently matching up against the most dangerous opposition. In addition to the All-Met honorable mention, he was also named a US Lacrosse All-American, only the 3rd in Heights history. Jack picked up 107 groundballs, good for 3rd all-time at The Heights.
Coach Dave Mitchell is thrilled that this is the first time in program history having 2 All-Met award winners and 2 US Lacrosse All-Americans in the same class. He remarked that, “I’m very proud of Jack and John for being named All-Met Honorable Mentions, but I’m most proud of their terrific example and leadership throughout their senior year. They have laid a strong foundation for the future growth of this program.”