Stefan (back middle) with Edge 2015 in fall
Congrats to Edge 2015, Stefan Tracogna on his commitment to the University of Indianapolis! Stefan is hoping to make an immediate impact on field with a new DI program, where he will also have the opportunity to pursue his goals, of playing NCAA DI Lacrosse and study Engineering! Stefan first began playing lacrosse in Peterborough, ON, where he looked up to Peterborough legends, John Grant Jr, Kyle and Brock Sorenson and Tracey Kelusky. Stefan, possess a number of tools that will help him succeed in the NCAA. Physically, Stefan stands at 6'2, 205 and uses his size and range well on the defensive end to harrass, strip and cover the opposition. Along with his size, Stefan is a mobile defender and transition player who can help push the ball in transition.
Stefan joined Edge in the fall of 2014, in his limited time in the program, Stefan was able to generate interest from a number of DI/DII programs, ultimately finding a great fit academically and athletically at U Indy.
Casey Vock (3dRising) had this to say about Stefan - Tall, strong and agile are just a few words to describe Tracogna. On top of those traits, Tracogna moved with confidence between the lines, usually after scooping up ground balls from turnovers that he forced. Off ball, it seemed like he was always in the right place at the right time. Tracogna slid at the proper times with great angles, not to mention having his stick in the passing lanes. On ball, he was able to stay with his man and was usually able to dictate the situation. Tracogna certainly looks the part of a high-caliber defenseman, and he was able to prove over the weekend that he has what it takes to make an impact at the next level. - 3d Blue Chip
Where did you first begin playing lacrosse? Where are you currently enrolled/playing?
ST - I first began playing lacrosse in Peterborough when I was 6 years old. I have since moved to Whitby, am enrolled at Father Leo J Austin, playing for Whitby Jr. C and Edge 2015/16.
Why did you choose the University of Indianapolis?
ST - I chose Indianapolis because it’s a great fit for me and has a very good engineering program. It also has a very nice campus that isn’t too big, as well as great facilities.
What are you looking forward to most at the University of Indianapolis?
ST - I’m looking forward to playing for Coach Stocks being part of the first lacrosse team at UIndy.
Future ambitions and goals beyond NCAA lax?
ST - My future goal is to go into engineering.
When did you join Edge? Can you tell us about your experience in the program?
ST - I joined Edge in the fall of 2014. I have had a great experience in the program, as I received a lot of exposure playing on a very good team.
Any future advice for Edge members?
ST - My advice is to work just as hard in the classroom as you do on the field, and always put your best effort forth when you’re playing because you never know who is watching you. Also, keep all your options open and visit as many schools as you can.
Favorite memory with Edge?
ST - My favourite memory with Edge was beating the 3 other Canadian teams at the Towson tournament this past fall.
Who did you look up to growing up?
ST - Growing up in Peterborough I looked up to great lacrosse players like Brock and Kyle Sorenson, John Grant Jr, and Tracey Kelusky, as well as Brodie Merrill and Kyle Rubisch.
Any shoutouts, special thanks?
ST - I would like to thank everyone at Edge, especially Alan Tsang, Joel Johnson and Brad Reed, as well as all the coaches I have had along the way in Peterborough and Whitby, especially Rob Dyment. I’d also like to thank my friends and especially my family for getting me to where I am today.
Stefan with HS team - Father Leo J. Austin
Tracogna Signing his NLI to U Indy
Stefan with club team, Oshawa Blue Knights