This weekend, Watertown’s Danny Loprete will take the field at Gillette Stadium with his Merrimack College teammates to play for the NCAA Div. II lacrosse national championship.
The WHS graduate is a senior on the Warriors team which will make the school’s first ever appearance in the national championship game. The midfielder and face-off man scored two goals and had two assists this year. He also won 56 of 101 face offs and 26 ground balls.
Merrimack, ranked fourth nationally, beat No. 3 Adelphi in Garden City, N.Y., 17-9 in the national semifinal over the weekend. The Warriors beat No. 2 Le Moyne 10-5 in the quarterfinals. On Sunday, May 28, Merrimack faces top-ranked Limestone at Gillette Stadium. The venue is hosting the Div I, II and III men’s lacrosse championships over Memorial Day weekend. For tickets click here.
Loprete is a finance major at Merrimack. At WHS he was a captain his junior and senior years, and scored 23 goals, 20 assists and got 243 ground balls in three seasons. He was part of the Raiders team that reached the state tournament for the first time.
When Watertown Youth Lacrosse started in 2008 Loprete was in eighth-grade and he had never played the sport before, said Jay Hughes from Watertown Youth Lacrosse