Tommy enjoyed a highly successful high school lacrosse career at CBA: He was named team MVP three times, his senior year he earned All American Honors, and was also named Attackman of the Year for the state of New Jersey. He finished his career with 253 goals and 178 assists totaling 431 points, making him the second leading scorer in the history of New Jersey boy’s lacrosse, only to Virginia and Boston Cannons star Matt Poskay.
Highly recruited out of high school, Tommy chose to continue playing at the collegiate level for the lacrosse powerhouse, Johns Hopkins Blue Jays. Hard work and perseverance took the Blue Jays to the playoffs throughout his career, with a Men’s Lacrosse NCAA National Championship win against Duke in 2007. At JHU, he helped their drive to a National Title. He punched home perhaps the key goal in the win over Georgetown in the NCAA Quarterfinals as his unassisted goal midway through the second quarter came after JHU had killed a three-minute non-releasable penalty and gave JHU a 4-1 lead. Georgetown was never closer than three goals again. He Ignited the Blue Jays in the NCAA Semifinals against Delaware with an unassisted goal late in the third quarter that started a 5-0 run putting the game away. In Johns Hopkins NCAA National Championship victory over Duke he had a second-quarter goal that fueled an 8-2 run that gave JHU a 10-4 halftime lead. The following year, 2008, JHU made another Championship Game appearance against Syracuse. In the 2010 season, Tommy finished his career leading the Blue Jays onto the field as a Senior Captain.
He was the recipient of the Cowan Hard Hammer Award in 2010: “The individual who demonstrated the highest level of competitiveness, mental and physical toughness, work ethic, and never quit attitude on the Johns Hopkins University Lacrosse Team.” After graduating from JHU in May of 2010, Tommy returned to Manasquan, New Jersey where he began running summer lacrosse camps and clinics. That Fall he took his love and passion for the game to San Diego, CA. In 2010, he started travel teams on both the east and west coast. Since then, Mad Dog has expanded girls programs on both coasts, National teams, and is a coast to coast elite level program. As a leader and a coach, Tommy continues to spread his love for the game through his ever expanding Mad Dog Lacrosse.
Rolling Stones – Start me up
2007 NCAA National Championship
Give my goalie a hug right after our pre game shooting.
TD and Yom
Pandas and Dolphins
Blackened steak and mash from Rod’s in Sea Girt, NJ
Ryleigh’s Oyster Bar in Baltimore MD and The Swan Oyster Depot in San Francisco CA
The NY Football Giants
Sixteen Candles, Road to Perdition, All Pixar Movies…
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The King of Torts
Spear Fishing, mostly anything having to do with the ocean
Enjoy it, have fun, it goes fast, no regrets!