Cape lax players compete in all-star game

June 13, 2019

Cape’s girls’ and boys’ lacrosse teams were represented in The Delaware Lacrosse Foundation Blue-White Senior All-Star games June 11 at Dover High School. The games were played simultaneously on the Senators’ two turf fields.

The Blue girls’ team took a 19-11 victory over the White squad, while the boys’ Blue team won by a close 14-13 score.

Cape’s Alia Marshall and Karissa Worley were in the Blue team’s starting lineup.

Marshall tallied four goals, while Worley played tough defense around the Blue cage and sprinted upfield with numerous clears.

Marshall will attend Northwestern University, while Worley will attend LaSalle.

“The senior all-star game was lots of fun being coached by different coaches and playing with different structure,” said Marshall. “The girls were all really nice and had lots of energy. We had never played together before, but we quickly learned how everyone played and were able to work together offensively and defensively. It is sad thinking that I will most likely never play lacrosse again, but I am happy knowing all the time I put into the sport paid off and I ended my career with high honors and so many amazing memories.”

Cape boys on the White squad included Jack Dennis, Luke D’Ambrogi, Matt Prestipino and Brody McMahon.

D’Ambrogi scored three goals and tallied two assists, while Dennis hit the twine twice and added an assist. Prestipino had an assist.

“It was a great experience for the players and for myself,” said White team head coach Mark D’Ambrogi. “You hear about the other players and you get to see them play once or twice, but then you get to know them through the all-stars. It’s really nice. I thought the kids did really well and they played as a team. Our guys got to meet a lot of nice kids.”

“It was cool,” said Cape all-star Luke D’Ambrogi. “I got to play with guys that I never played with, and I got to play against guys that I’ve never played against before. It was also great to play with my teammates one more time.”

“It was a fun opportunity to come out and play with these guys that we’ve been competing against,” said McMahon.

“It was fun,” said Prestipino. “It was great to go out playing one more time with my boys.”

“It was an experience playing with kids I didn’t know,” said Dennis. “I just love playing lacrosse. Everybody showed what they got.”

D’Ambrogi will attend Catholic University, Dennis will attend Salisbury University, Prestipino will be a Blue Hen at UD and McMahon will attend St. Vincent.