Prep Talk

Prep Alumnus Part of NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Title Team

Posted June 12th, 2012


St. Augustine Prep graduate Nikko Pontrello (Class of 2011) was on the field when the Loyola (Maryland) University Greyhounds defeated the Maryland Terrapins on Monday, May 20 to win the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse championship. It was the first national championship in the history of the program. As a freshman this year, Nikko played in all but two of the Greyhounds’ games and tallied four goals and six assists.

Pontrello’s younger brother, Steve (Class of 2012), is also a standout lacrosse athlete, recently receiving First Team All-State honors (read more here). Steve will continue his lacrosse career at the University of North Carolina this coming year.

Congratulations, Nikko!

Photo: Nikko Pontrello (Class of 2011) in a game against the University of Notre Dame. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.