John (JT) Villella

2023 | NY: Melville
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Recruit Profile
Advanced Lacrosse IQ. Very versatile, and commanding of a defense. Strong offensive threat as well. Varsity starter in 8th grade. Rebels Team Captain for 5 seasons.

Graduating class 2023. 4.0 unweighted GPA. All honors and AP classes. High Honor Roll every semester since 7th grade. Member Junior Honor Society. Wide receiver, Corner back, kickoff/punt returner for Varsity at Walt Whitman High School.
Has been playing travel lacrosse since 2nd grade. Over the course of 8 seasons, teams have played up and down east coast. Team captain for the last 5 years.
Was selected to represent the Long Island region for the Brine/Legacy Lacrosse National Championships 2017, 2018, 2019.
Was selected to represent the Long Island region for Warrior Games, 2017.
Selected to Suffolk County team in the NYS championship high school games 2019.
Individual Showcases:
invites to Go Fight Win 2020
Adrenaline Black Card 2020 - All Star Team Selection.
ECD Millon All American Showcase 2021
Inside Lacrosse Lacrosse 2021 - All Star Team Selection.
Best In Class Showcase 2021
One Percent Showcase 2021 - All Star Team Selection.
Best In Class 'The Return' 2021
Member Suffolk Archers Club
Member Kayak Fishing Association of NY

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Honors & Awards:
8th Grade Varsity lacrosse starter - (5 year varsity player)
Other HS Sports Played:
Varsity Football JV Wrestling
Play 2 Sports In College?
Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
Adrenaline Black Card All Star Team 2020 NXT Invitational 2020 The Players Series 2020 ECD Millon All American 20201 Inside Lacrosse All Star Team 2021 Best In Class Showcase 2021 One Percent All Star Team 2021

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Performance Metrics
10 Yard Dash
40 Yard Dash
4.95 sec
5-10-5 Shuttle
4.82 sec
Shot Speed
85.0 mph
Broad Jump
Vertical Jump
Coach Contacts
High School:
Walt Whitman High School
Matt Lauria
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Club Name:
Rebels LC
Joe Licata
Team Name:
Rebels LC 2023
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GPA (unweighted):
93-96; 4.0; A
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Matt Lauria

Jul 9, 2021

JT has the qualities every coach dreams of. He is a true player-coach. His relentless and gritty attitude sets himself apart from many other defensemen. He is always willing to learn and change his game for the better. I have been coaching JT for 6+ years and he never ceases to amaze me how fast he is excelling. He has become a lock down defenseman, a surgeon at causing turnovers, and a dynamic force in the clearing game causing countless transition offense opportunities. He will be a HUGE asset to any collegiate team in more ways than one.

Joseph Licata

Jul 8, 2021

JT is one of the brightest minds on the team. Not only does he excel in the classroom, but he is a field general for our entire defense with a true understanding of individual and team defense. His motor never stops and he is fearless on the field, taking on any matchup that comes his way and making it work. Having the pleasure of working with Jay as his high school coach and as his club coach; I have no doubt in my mind that he will be an immediate impact at whatever school he ends up attending. His versatility as an LSM, wing and close defender makes him a hot commodity...a very Michael Pellegrino - esc player.

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