Fan Poll: Which Long Island HS Boys Defender named Top 100 Players on the island by Newsday Deserves Defender of the Year? Newsday publishes this once a year for both the boys and girls so we want to hear from the fans on who they think is the top Defender!

Which Defender Named Top 100 HS Boys Lacrosse Players on LI by Newsday Deserves Defender of the Year?
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Cole Aasheim | St. Anthony's | D | Sr.: The North Carolina commit anchored a Friars defensive unit that allowed five or fewer goals in five games last season (54%, 135 Votes)
Jake Anzelone | Seaford | D | Jr.: The Navy commit handles Seaford’s toughest defensive assignments and scored five goals last spring pushing the Vikings’ transition offense. (1%, 2 Votes)
Aidan Carrello | Huntington | D | Sr.: Carrello gathered 82 ground balls and scored three goals last season. He is committed to Georgetown. (2%, 6 Votes)
Michael Cassano | MacArthur | D | Sr.: The 6-0 defender is committed to Marist. He helped the Generals hold their opponents to five or fewer goals in six games last spring. (0%, 0 Votes)
Ryan Fountain | Massapequa | D | Sr.: Fountain plays all over the field as a close defender (0%, 1 Votes)
Ben Fox | Chaminade | D | Jr.: Fox aided a Flyers defense that held five opponents to five or fewer goals last season. He is committed to North Carolina. (1%, 3 Votes)
Trevor Galgano | Whitman | D | Sr.: The 6-3 Stony Brook commit caused 36 turnovers and scooped up 45 ground balls last season for the Wildcats. (21%, 54 Votes)
Lars Heimlich | Islip | D | Sr.: Heimlich collected 20 ground balls and played a critical role in Islip’s defensive success. He is committed to Fairfield. (0%, 0 Votes)
Matthew Kephart | Garden City | D | Jr.: The Princeton commit forms a formidable defensive duo with senior Tristan Mullahey. The junior earned 25 ground balls and caused nine turnovers last season. (1%, 3 Votes)
Luke Martin | St. Anthony's | D | Sr.: The Johns Hopkins-bound defender added a goal to a stout defensive season where the Friars posted three shutouts. (0%, 1 Votes)
Tristan Mullahey | Garden City | D | Sr.: Mullahey enters the season as Garden City’s top defender. He caused 10 turnovers and scooped up 28 ground balls last season. (1%, 2 Votes)
Caden O’Connor | Cold Spring Harbor | D | Sr.: O’Connor was a force on defense for Cold Spring Harbor and projects to make another leap as a senior. He contributed 31 ground balls and 11 takeaways en route to a Class D state championship. (0%, 1 Votes)
Jojo Provenzano | Hauppauge | D | Sr.: The Binghamton commit caused 25 turnovers and scooped up 42 ground balls for the Eagles last season. (0%, 1 Votes)
Chase Rogers | Islip | D | Sr.: Rogers led an Islip defense that held opponents to five or fewer goals in 11 games last season. The Yale commit also earned a spot on the Newsday All-Long Island team. (0%, 1 Votes)
Nicholas Tzimas | Northport | D | Sr.: The Tigers couldn’t have reached the Class A state title game without the defensive composure of Tzimas alongside Andrew Miller. Tzimas is committed to Jacksonville. (0%, 1 Votes)
Owen Fitzgerald | Kellenberg | D/LSM | Sr.: The UMass-Lowell commit caused 21 turnovers (14%, 35 Votes)
Campbell Florence | Friends Academy | D/LSM | Jr.: The Dartmouth commit is a team captain and versatile long pole. He scored a goal against Oyster Bay last year. (0%, 1 Votes)
Jack Skarren | Long Beach | D/LSM | Sr.: The 6-3 long pole scored five goals (1%, 2 Votes)
Vincent Bolognino | Harborfields | LSM/D | Jr.: Bolognino is a staple of the Tornadoes’ defense and a threat to score in the offensive end. The Syracuse commit scored six goals and tallied 10 assists last spring. (0%, 0 Votes)
Patrick Moloney | St. John the Baptist | LSM/D | Sr.: Moloney added three goals last season (1%, 3 Votes)
Total Votes: 252
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