PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 27, 2010) – Three incoming Rutgers men’s lacrosse signees - Nick Contino (Metuchen, N.J.), Nick DePaolera (Kinnelon, N.J.) and Ben Schwing (Medford, N.J.) - have been named 2010 High School All-Americans by US Lacrosse.
Contino, a six-foot defender from St. Joseph’s, was also named a US Lacrosse 2009 High School All-American. He served as a team captain during his senior year where he grabbed 127 ground balls and also netted six goals and eight assists en route to being named the Home News Tribune Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year. As a junior, Contino earned First-Team All Area, First-Team GMC and Third Team All-State honors.
DePaolera was also named a US Lacrosse All-American as a junior in 2009. The 6-foot-2 midfielder was a New Jersey First-Team All State Group I honoree during his senior year after scoring 33 goals and dishing out 45 assists for Kinnelon, the Morris County Tournament Champions. DePaolera also earned New Jersey First-Team All-Junior honors in 2009.
Schwing attended Shawnee High School where he earned First Team All-Conference honors during his senior, junior and sophomore seasons. As a team captain in 2010, Schwing led Shawnee in goals and helped his team to an Olympic Conference Patriot Division title. The five-foot-seven multi-talented prospect also competed on the football squad and earned the Scholar-Athlete Award and the Captain’s Night Award.
US Lacrosse is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 300,000 members in 63 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game.