Mount Sinai grad Spallina earns ACC lacrosse Freshman of the Year award


Mount Sinai High School alum Joey Spallina was named lacrosse ACC Freshman of the Year on Tuesday in a vote among the conference’s head coaches.

The Syracuse University rookie sensation whose dad Joe coaches the highly rated women’s lacrosse team at Stony Brook University led the Orange with 68 points, including 36 goals and 32 assists. Spallina additionally earned USA Lacrosse Magazine All-America Honorable Mention honors.

During the season, the attackman was twice named ACC Offensive Player of the Week, twice picked as The Lacrosse Network Player of the Week and once selected to the USILA Team of the Week.

Coming out of Mount Sinai, Spallina was the number one recruit in the nation for the high school class of 2022.

He played five seasons at attack with Mount Sinai High School, earning All-County honors each season and amassing a Long Island career record 501 points. He helped lead Mount Sinai to a 2021 Long Island Championship and a 2022 County Championship. Twice, Spallina was Long Island Player of the Year.

Syracuse was 8-7 this season.

Last week, Spallina was named Male Rookie of the Year in Syracuse’s annual ‘Cuse Awards for student-athletes.

Top photo: Syracuse freshman Joey Spallina, No. 22 (Source: