St.Margaret’s boys lacrosse and football senior standout Shane Dzwileski recently announced on Instagram that he has committed to study and play Division 1 lacrosse at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.
“I fell in love with the team aspect when it comes to Bellarmine. It felt like everyone was on the same page and that the whole team was a collective unit. That was very important for me to know that I will be competing against high competition alongside people that I know will have my back,”
Dzwileski also was taken in by the opportunity for a change of pace that the Louisville campus offers.
“The dorms are very nice along with the field. There are lots of places on campus to help on the academics side. It felt very open with the outdoor space,” Dzwileski said.
Dzwileski will be joining former Santa Margarita boys lacrosse standout Matt Ury (class of 2018) when he arrives. Dzwileski also knows current Bellarmine player and former Santa Margarita standout Eric Rubak (class of 2016).
Dzwileski will bring leadership skills and a winning tradition to Bellarmine. He is a two-time captain in lacrosse and was also captain of the football team. He also helped the Tartans will back-to-back County Championships in 2018 and 2019 and the LA/OC championship in 2019.
“I would like to thank my parents of course for pushing me and leading me down the right path. Coach Brown and Parmenter both taught me how to be tough, respectful, and a hard worker from an early age which I carried on through my life. Coach Miles for helping me show St. Margaret’s and introduce me to my best friends on the lacrosse team. My current coaches that are continuing the journey with me and we can hopefully finish it off on a good note this year. The team means the world to me and I can’t thank them enough for all the time I spent with them. Also my sister, seeing her in the stands always having a positive attitude really helped my confidence,” Dzwileski said.
“I trained with Devin Arkison about once a week with some other poles from around the area during prime lockdown time”, Dzwilewski said. “We got a good workout in an it really helped tone our skills during the offseason.”
Last year, Bellarmine went 2-6 before the coronavirus pandemic ended the season and is currently 1-1 to start this season. Dzwileski will also joing current Servite boys lacrosse Nick Sherametta who committed to Bellarmine back in November.