Whiz Kid: Ian Lukaszewicz.
About Ian: Ian is a graduating senior attending Massapequa High School where he participated as a dual-sport athlete for the Chiefs. He was a member of the Football team in the fall season and the Lacrosse team in the spring. After just one year on the junior varsity lacrosse squad, Ian moved up to play on varsity as a sophomore.
Since that time, Ian has excelled on the lacrosse field to achieve well-deserved All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-County awards. As a junior, he recorded the most goals as well as the most assists for the Chiefs, serving as an instrumental piece and true team player. Ian received the Scholar Athlete Award for football also in his junior year.
Ian was selected by both Berner Middle School and Massapequa High School to participate in “Athletes Helping Athletes”, mentoring young children in sports and motivating athletes set to participate in the Empire State Physically Disabled Games.
Key to Awesomeness: Ian has used his knowledge of leadership and teamwork while playing for the Chiefs to help him get involved in programs such as Athletes Helping Athletes. With that, he was recommended to help train a young lacrosse player starting out in the sport and now trains up to six different children in his spare time.
Along with being an exceptional athlete, Ian has achieved success in the classroom, taking Advanced Placement courses throughout high school. He helps out as a mathematics tutor, plays the trumpet in the Chiefs’ school band and participates in the Peer Mentoring program as well.
In the fall, Ian will be attending Swarthmore College, located outside of Philadelphia, and will continue to play lacrosse for the school while pursuing a major concentration in Political Science.
Each week, Massapequa Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. This is open for every grade level at every school in the community. Send us your nominations.