Sixteen Harlem Lacrosse - NY Alumni Enroll in College

Sixteen Harlem Lacrosse student-athletes will matriculate in college next year, and nine will compete on the varsity lacrosse team at their institution. In our second year of service to high school students, we are proud to report that 100% of our senior class earned acceptance to college. This year’s class is the largest so far for Harlem Lacrosse and is distinguished both academically and athletically. Within the group is a valedictorian, Frederick Douglas Academy’s (FDA) all-time leading scorer, and FDA’s all-time points leader. Many of the students in the class of 2019 were members of Harlem Lacrosse’s first club lacrosse team.

 Three pairs of HLers will reunite as teammates next year in college. Clifford Pollard (FDA '18, Hoosac '19) and Tyler Bryan (Episcopal '19) will play together at Nazareth College; Mamadou Meite (FDA '18, Deerfield '19) and Souleymane Ballo (Westminster '19) will join forces at Hobart College; and Mohamed Kourouma (FDA '18) and Peter Rodriguez (Haldane '19) will attend Onondaga Community College.     

After helping lead the varsity lacrosse program to two New York City championships and building a strong foundation with the first Harlem Lacrosse high school program, Kebin Aguilar will attend Baruch College, Eniola Arogundade will attend the University of Texas at Arlington, and Chris Navarro will attend SUNY Plattsburgh. 

Bernard Baafour (Hoosac ‘19) will attend Cazenovia College as a varsity lacrosse student-athlete, Amadou Barrie (FDA ‘18, Mercersburg ‘19) will attend Hobart College, Jonathane Bernardez (Wooster ‘19) will attend Scranton University as a varsity lacrosse student-athlete, Treshawn Felder (Harvey ‘19) will attend Skidmore College, Roxana Falcon (White Mountain ‘19) will attend Siena College, Idriss Traore (St. James ‘19) will attend St. John Fisher College, and Eli Vega (Westtown ‘19) will attend Haverford College as a varsity lacrosse student-athlete. 

As Harlem Lacrosse continues to invest in creating high school programs for all of our current middle school students, we have never been more certain of our impact, the importance of our mission or more humbled by our students’ accomplishments. 

Congratulations to all of our students on their accomplishments in high school and good luck on the next step of their journey!