Arete Prep Sophomore Josiah Jagoda is becoming a household name on the local lacrosse scene. Because Arete Prep does not offer Lacrosse, Josiah is eligible to play for the Higley Knights, a member of Division 1 in the Arizona Lacrosse League. Higley features players that attend a variety of high schools in the district. Jagoda started playing lacrosse when he was 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back. In 2018 he was the leading goal scorer in Arizona of all Freshmen at the varsity level. Jagoda played for the US Box lacrosse national team in Vancouver last summer which was a great honor. He is going to try out for the Under Armour All American team this summer, which is one of the most competitive tournaments for high school players in the USA. At Arete Prep, Josiah manages to maintain close to a 4.0 GPA, and is a mentor in the mentor program,
Josiah and the Knights were recently featured on the ALL Game of the Week, when they took on Pinnacle HS. Josiah’s 6 second half goals propelled Higley to a big 18-11 win. Check out the game action and an interview with Josiah at the end. Jagoda also played a big role in the #6 Knights most recent win, as they defeated #4 Boulder Creek. The final was 13-8 and Josiah scored 3 goals and had 2 assists.
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