Section I's Lifelong Lax Bros Panning Out

Conor Prunty

April 12, 2013

Conor Prunty and Justin Mabus grew up playing lacrosse together on the grassroots circuit.

As young guns, they envisioned playing lacrosse on a big time stage beyond the traditional Westchester lacrosse breeding grounds of Yorktown and Lakeland-Panas.

As 12-year-olds, the thought of authoring college careers and earning scholarships to play fueled their motivation. They talked about it all the time -- in the driveway, over constant video games of Madden, and throughout various camps together.

While developing their skills and ascending the ladder--from modified to J.V. to Varsity, the ultra-competitive spirit between the two never dampened.

Of course, the once-childhood buds took separate routes as both players' games developed and prospered. Prunty starred at Lakeland/Panas and Mabus emerged into a playmaker at Yorktown, longtime blood rivals in Section I lacrosse.

The division didn't stick.

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