The Top 25 Princeton Men's Lacrosse Players Of The Last 25 Years: 6-10
Here is Part IV in the series of the top 25 Princeton men's lacrosse players of the last 25 years.
Class of 2012
McDonogh School • Phoenix, Md.
Currently on the institutional equity sales desk at UBS. He also won a Major League Lacrosse championship last summer with the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
Tyler Fiorito is one of the greatest goalies in Ivy League history and one of the great leaders the Princeton program has seen. He is the only Princeton goalie ever to be named the Ivy League Player of the Year ,which he won unanimously his senior year, and he was a three-time first-team All-Ivy League selection, the last two of which were unanimous. He was also named an All-America all four of his seasons. He began his career with a second-team All-Ivy and honorable mention All-America freshman year, and he was third-team All-America as a sophomore and second-team as a junior and senior. He finished his career with a great 12-save performance in a 6-5 loss to Virginia in the NCAA tournament, and he sits second all-time at Princeton in saves with 624.
Class of 2000
Severn School • Edgewater, Md.
Currently is the Senior Category Manager, Lacrosse, for Under Armour, as well as working with Athlete Prep, providing a technology platform empowering high level academic, athletic and college planning tools for student-athletes.
Josh Sims, with his combination of size, speed, power and intensity, is one of the great midfielders in NCAA history. He is a three-time first-team All-America who also won the MacLaughlin Award as the top midfielder in Division I as a sophomore in 1998 and a senior in 2000. He ranks eighth all-time at Princeton with 103 career goals and is the only Princeton midfielder ever to reach the 100-goal mark for his career. He is also 16th all-time at Princeton with 141 career points, which rank second behind Tom Schreiber for a Princeton middie. Sims is the only Princeton player ever to score an overtime goal in his first game, which he did as a freshman against Johns Hopkins. He scored 36 goals as a senior to lead Princeton to the NCAA championship game after winning NCAA titles as a freshman and sophomore. His 17 NCAA tournament goals tie him for sixth-best all-time at Princeton. He was also a three-time first-team All-Ivy League selection. Sims was the 2000 Ivy League Player of the Year and won the NCAA Top VIII Award the same year.
Class of 1998
Garden City • Garden City, N.Y.
Currently an attorney working in wealth management at Morgan Stanley in Boston. He also was a long-time MLL player who won a championship with the Lizards.
Chris Massey ranks second all-time at Princeton with 146 career goals, and his streak of 46 straight games with at least one goal is the second-longest in school history. He also is second all-time at Princeton and eighth in Division I history with 31 career NCAA tournament goals. With 46 career assists, he finished his career with 192 career points, which ranks fifth all-time at Princeton. He is the only player in school history to reach at least 45 goals in a season twice, with 46 goals as sophomore and 45 as a junior. He was a three-time All-America (third-team twice, second-team once), and he also won a Major League Lacrosse championship with the Long Island Lizards.
Class of 2014
St. Anthony’s • East Meadow, N.Y.
Currently a senior on the Princeton men’s lacrosse team.
Tom Schreiber, the second of two active members on the Princeton men’s lacrosse team in the top 25 along with Mike MacDonald (No. 23), is being judged on his first three seasons. Even without playing one minute of his senior year, Schreiber is already one of the all-time greats at Princeton and in the Ivy League. Known for his ability to shoot with either hand and for his ridiculous field vision, he is Princeton’s career leader for points by a midfielder with 149 (76 goals, 73 assists), and he would be the first player in program history to reach 90 goals and 90 assists, let alone 100 and 100. He is a three-time first-team All-Ivy League selection and would become the second Princeton player and fourth Ivy player to be first-team all-league four times, and he has already been a two-time first-team All-Americas, as well as a McLaughlin Award winner as the top midfielder in Division I. He was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2014 MLL draft and was a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist a year ago.
Class of 1998
Nyack • Upper Nyack, N.Y.
Currently works in finance for Caprok Capital and also serves as the president of the Friends of Princeton Lacrosse.
Jon Hess was the quarterback of Princeton’s attack during the most glorious three years the program has known, when Princeton won the NCAA championship his sophomore, junior and senior years of 1996-98 and went 43-2 overall and 18-0 in the Ivy League. Hess finished his career third all-time at Princeton with 215 career points, and his 133 assists rank third all-time at Princeton behind Kevin Lowe and Ryan Boyle. His 48 assists in 1997 tie him with Boyle for the school single-season record, and his 74 points that year are are the school record. He was a first-team All-America as a junior and senior and first-team All-Ivy selection as a sophomore and junior, as well as the 1997 Ivy League Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player of the 1997 NCAA tournament. He is tied for first all-time at Princeton in NCAA tournament points with Jesse Hubbard with 43, and his 28 assists are the most ever by a Princeton player in the NCAA tournament.
No. 25 - Mark Kovler
No. 24 - Jason Doneger
No. 23 - Mike MacDonald
No. 22 - Dan Cocoziello
No. 21 - Damien Davis
No. 20 - Peter Trombino
No. 19 - Christian Cook
No. 18 - Sean Hartofilis
No. 17 - Lorne Smith
No. 16 - Chad Wiedmaier
No. 15 - B.J. Prager
No. 14 - Scott Reinhardt
No. 13 - Ryan Mollett
No. 12 - Trevor Tierney
No. 11 - Justin Tortolani
Next week: Nos. 1-5