Two seniors from the Conejo Valley signed letters of intent with top-level Division I lacrosse programs during the early signing period this month. Jonah Swigart, a defenseman from Agoura, signed with Syracuse, and Jesse Cuccia, a midfielder from Westlake, signed with North Carolina.
Swigart (6-foot-5, 180 pounds) committed to the Orange a year ago, during the fall of his junior season. He also considered Denver, Jacksonville and Harvard. Sean Lindsay, Swigart’s coach at Agoura, was an All-American at Syracuse.
“North Carolina was my first choice, and they didn’t offer me a scholarship,” Cuccia told The Acorn. “UNC already had its 2015 and 2016 recruiting classes set. One guy decommitted to go to Notre Dame, and I was the first guy they called. I was so happy and stressed at the same time. I gave BU my word, and I didn’t want to let them down.”
But a recruiting visit to the Chapel Hill, N.C., campus sealed the deal for the 6-2, 190-pound athlete, who also excels as a defensive back and receiver for the Westlake football team. He caught 22 passes for 444 yards and three touchdowns this fall for the Warriors.
— Acorn Newspapers (@TheAcornSports) November 18, 2014
Update: We’ve been informed that Swigart does not play for Goon. Correct information noted above. Thanks.