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Poland holds first-ever lacrosse signing

May 23, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

For two Poland seniors, their sports career has unfolded a new page in Poland Seminary High School history. Kincaid Mrakovich and Justin Blasko held a joint college signing ceremony on Monday and have officially became PSHS's first-ever lacrosse athletes to sign a letter of intent.

Mrakovich is signing with the University of Mount Union to continue his lacrosse career. He said it is something he would have never thought could happen when he began playing in Poland's Club Team as a freshman.

"I though lacrosse was interesting, so I tried it," he said. "I had no idea [at the time] that I would be signing to play it on a college level. I just picked up the stick and have loved playing ever since."

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Poland Seminary High School senior lacrosse players Justin Blasko and Kincaid Mrakovich signed letters of intent to continue their Lacrosse careers after graduation. Blasko signed his letter with Marietta College and Mrakovich with the University of Mount Union. Both held their signing ceremony on Monday (May 21) in what will go down in history as PSHS’s very first Lacrosse college signing ceremony.

Mrakovich said he chose the University of Mount Union because of the coaching staff and how everyone made him feel like family. While there, he plans to major in biology and is considering animal research.

Blasko, like his teammate, began playing with the Poland Club Team as a freshman. He too admitted to never thinking it would go this far and that he would also be signing to continue lacrosse at the college level.

Blasko chose Marietta College after several visits, stating, "The academics and the coaching staff are fantastic."

He plans to also major in biology.

Athletic Director Brian Banfield said there will likely be many more Lacrosse signings to come from Poland, but Mrakovich and Blasko will always be known in the school history books as the first two to sign for Lacrosse on the college level.



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