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June 2, 2013

H.S. lacrosse: Danville junior is obsessed to be the best

Danville junior Treon named All-American

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"When I go out on the field, I don't think about scoring goals -- just putting the team into a position to score goals and win the game," said Treon.

Kiski Prep junior Eric Gold, who has two inches and several stone's weight on Treon, was the top scorer both statewide and nationally with his 99 goals and 158 total points.

"Nick's best attribute as a player is his game IQ and his obsessive nature. You can't even call it a work ethic -- he is literally obsessed with becoming the best player he can be," said Gerdy. "He's not some ridiculous natural athlete. He just puts in thousands of hours and reps outside of practice to be able to do the things he does.

"Nick is the kind of kid you like to root for because he wasn't born a great lacrosse player; he made himself one through blood, sweat and tears," added Gerdy.

That determination has helped Treon score at least one point in every game he's played in following a scoreless debut he had back in middle school.

"Nick sees the field very well and he understands the game better than most coaches. Lacrosse is probably the most technique-oriented sport next to combative sports like wrestling, martial arts, boxing, etc," said Gerdy.

"When he puts a zero angle shot in the back of the net over three defenders in a game, it's because he has ripped that shot a thousand times on his own."

With one year remaining in his high school career, Treon isn't looking forward to adding onto his personal resume. He just wants to help Danville win a championship.

"We did pretty decent and (the season) came down to a close game in the semifinals (a 10-9 loss to Lewisburg)," said Treon. "We played a good game, but we just didn't pull it off at the end. It was a bummer.

"Personal points aren't something I worry about. Every time out I want to win, and I want to win the District 4 championship."

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