Stephen Jahelka
Position:
Defense

Hometown:
Garden City, N.Y.

High School:
Garden City '11

College:
Harvard

High school honors:
US Lacrosse All-American (2010, 2011); Under Armour All-American (2011); Long Island Player of the Year (2011); All Long Island team (2010, 2011); Nassau County Player of the Year (2011); 2x All-Metro team; Nassau County Defensive Player of the Year (2010); 2x team MVP; 2x team captain

Other high school sports:
football

Visited any foreign countries?
England, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Aruba

Favorite lacrosse player:
Gordon Purdie

Best advice received from a coach:
"Hungry. Humble."


What are your strengths as a player?

Communication, stick skills, quickness.

Favorite on-field practice drill?
1v1 – the ultimate test of physical and mental toughness.

What one thing do you wish you knew before you knew it as a lacrosse player?
The amount of time management skills you need to balance lacrosse and school.

Best lacrosse moment?
Being named Long Island High School Player of the Year.

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