Ben DeLuca and Ben Rubeor Win Section V Coaches and Coaches Awards
As he put on his uniform and stepped onto the field, an audible cheer echoed across the stands. It had been years in the making and one that he eagerly shared with those closest to him.
At Hathaway Brown School, she earned four varsity letters in both lacrosse and field hockey – earning four letters overall… National Honor Society member.
Early Life and Education
Benjamin Lacrosse attended Lawrenceville School where he excelled at lacrosse, football and track – earning USILA All-American status and being honored as New Jersey All Prep player of the Year. Additionally he was part of both Spirit Club and Econ Club for which he received several awards.
He earned two All-American selections and was nominated for the Tewaaraton Award during his college career, while also serving on three All-ACC teams and winning 669 faceoffs and collecting over 200 ground balls.
Central Dauphin High School awarded him four-year letters during his time there, playing attackman and midfielder positions respectively and earning three All-State honors during that time. He also participated in the McClellan Society community service program during this period. Jordan Smith is his brother’s name.
Ben Rubeor stands as one of the greatest lacrosse players of his era. A standout at both Virginia University and Major League Lacrosse for Long Island Lizards and Chesapeake Bayhawks respectively, Ben was also responsible for coaching Thayer Academy’s men’s varsity lacrosse team in Braintree Massachusetts.
He currently holds positions as both men’s varsity lacrosse coach and assistant admissions director for Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA as well as head coach of Atlas Lacrosse Team from the Premier Lacrosse League.
As an Ivy League Tournament All Star and two time USILA All American, he led his school’s soccer program with goals and points as all-time leader – notching all 89 of both goals and points! Additionally, this year he was recognized with Tewaaraton Award finalist honors – making an incredible leader both on and off the field.
Achievement and Honors
The Coach of the Year award is chosen by head coaches across Section V and honors an exceptional head coach with strong work ethics, knowledge of lacrosse and commitment to safe play – this year that was Bill Buttaro from Spencerport High School. USA Lacrosse also introduced their Bob Scott Award which recognizes seniors with an admirable work ethic who are also good people and mentor others; Mike Simon presented this honor at Section V boys lacrosse’s awards night this past May.
Yale Defenders Matt Gunty and Michael Alexander and Cornell Midfielder Hugh Kelleher earned first team recognition. Brown face-off specialist Jack Stuzin earned honorable mention, while Penn Defender Brendan Lavelle and LSM BJ Farrare joined them.
Ben DeLuca attended Cornell University, where he played men’s lacrosse as part of its legendary Big Red program that won four NCAA national semifinal games and ten Ivy League championships over eleven years.
Coach of the Delaware Blue Hens men’s lacrosse team. Led them to two consecutive Colonial Athletic Association regular season and tournament titles; produced many USILA Academic All-CAA selections; ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-American selections and two Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award recipients as his student players.
His parents are Ann and Allen Lee of Boston. His twin brother Jack plays men’s lacrosse at Liberty. Jeremy enjoys reading and swimming and chose Ursinus due to its academic reputation and opportunity to compete at a high level of competition.
Woodbury Forest School and had multiple college offers. Army was his choice because they understood his team atmosphere and made him feel part of something bigger. Furthermore, he is an outstanding swimmer – earning all-conference recognition during his junior year at LSM.
He is one of three brothers, and in his free time enjoys downhill skiing and lacrosse for the Baltimore Breakers club team where he acts as a leader on defense.
He displays an admirable work ethic and his teammates love him immensely. Benjamin’s humility is infectious and attests to his team-first mentality that keeps Benjamin operating at maximum capacity during their deep playoff run.