Lt. Ray Enners Award

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The Lt. Ray Enners Award is an annual award given to the outstanding high school lacrosse player in Suffolk County, New York. It is presented by the Suffolk County Boys Lacrosse Coaches Association to the player who best exemplifies courage, teamwork, skill and leadership. The award is named after Raymond Enners who was a United States military hero and champion high school lacrosse player. The initial award was presented in 1970, one season after his death.

This award in one of three that have been named after Lt. Enners. The others are the Lt. Raymond Enners Award which is awarded to the NCAA National Player of the Year in men's lacrosse, and The Lt. Enners-Chris Pettit Award which is given to the Army Offensive MVP each season.[1]

Ray Enners played high school lacrosse at Half Hollow Hills High School which is in Suffolk County. He was voted into the 1963 All-Long Island lacrosse team and was inducted into the Suffolk County Hall of Fame in 2004.[2] Enners continued to excel at lacrosse at the United States Military Academy until he graduated in 1967. In his senior year he was an NCAA All-American.[3]

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Year Winner Position HS All-American School Coach
1970 Mike McCormick Attackman Ward Melville Joe Cuozzo
1971 Richard Meister Defense Yes Deer Park Warren Deutch
1972 Frank Urso Middie Yes Brentwood Bob Hoppey
1973 Bob McGuire Attackman Yes Huntington Aaron Littman
1974 Bill Carpluk Middie Yes Central Islip George O Leary
1975 Bill Brown Attackman Yes Ward Melville Joe Cuozzo
1976 Peter Predun Middie Yes Harborfields Mike Liese
1977 James Metzger Attackman - Middie Yes Half Hollow Hills Lou DiBlasi
1978 Albert Ray Middie Yes Copiaque Walter Reese
1979 Robert MacAneney Attackman Brentwood Ross Peter Murray
1980 Glen Mohrman Middie Yes Half Hollow Hills Stan Kowalski
1981 James M. Smith Middie Yes Comsewogue Ken Reese
1982 Tom Gunderson Middie Yes Smithtown East Lou Antonetti Sr.
1983 Chris Walker Defense Yes Ward Melville Joe Cuozzo
1984 Chris Garvey Middie Yes Half Hollow Hills Doug Mayer
1985 Scott Reh Middie Yes Rocky Point Mike Bowler
1986 Jonathan Reese Middie Yes West Babylon Rich Burns
1987 Steven Randby Goalie Yes Half Hollow Hills Doug Mayer
1988 Joe Matassa Middie Yes Ward Melville Joe Cuozzo
1989 John Banks Goalie Yes Ward Melville Joe Cuozzo
1990 Joe Romeo Goalie Comsewogue Bob Woods
1991 Chris Theofield Attackman - Middie Northport Bob Macaluso
1992 Mike LaRocco Goalie Yes Smithtown West Ralph Pepe
1993 Greg Cattrano Goalie Yes Ward Melville Joe Cuozzo
1994 Al Hernandez Defense Yes Whitman Bob Howell
1995 Jay Negus Attackman - Middie Yes Ward Melville Joe Cuozzo
1996 Will Campbell Attackman - Middie Yes Sachem Rick Mercurio
1997 Justin O'Connell Defenseman Yes Sachem Rick Mercurio
1998 Nick Russo Attackman - Middie Yes Comsewogue Pete Mitchell
1999 Kevin Cassese Middie & Face-Off Specialist Yes Comsewogue Pete Mitchell
2000 Pete Vlahakis Middie Shoreham-Wading River Tim Rotanz
2001 Nick Miaritis Attackman - Middie Yes Ward Melville Joe Cuozzo
2002 Matt Miller Middie Yes William Floyd Victor Guadagnino
2003 Larry Cerasi Attackman Middle Country Ken Budd
2004 Jeff Strittmatter Attackman - Middie Yes Rocky Point Mike Bowler
2005 Pat Perritt Attackman Yes Sachem East Rick Mercurio
2006 Chris Ritchie Attackman Yes Mount Sinai Jason Sanders
2007 Justin Turri Attackman Yes West Islip Scott Craig
2008 Dwayne Stewart Attackman Copiaque Jim Konen
2009 Kevin Sabo Attackman - Middie Westhampton Beach Ralph Pepe
2010 Nicky Galasso Attackman Yes West Islip Scott Craig
2011 Luke Miller Middie William Floyd Desmond Magna
2012 Sam Llinares Attackman - Middie Yes Hauppauge Jim Konen
2013 Tim Rotanz Attackman Yes Shoreham-Wading River Tom Rotanz
2014 Kieran Mullins Attackman - Middie Yes Islip High School Keith Scheidel

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