Adam Trombley is named Top 25 Rising Star by Inside Lacrosse Magazine

Gary Pinneo
Adam Trombley

Hundreds of youngsters throughout the United States are playing the game of lacrosse in high school. 

The game has grown in popularity nationwide, especially over the last 10 years. 

The northeast has always been a “hotbed” for the sport, with many of the most successful teams playing in the region. 

New York State has several highly successful high school lacrosse programs including our own Penn Yan Mustangs. 

The Mustang lacrosse program has had a long history of success that has produced scores of fine players who have gone on to excel in the collegiate ranks. 

Last week, one of their own received an exceptional honor. 

Adam Trombley, an attackman on the Mustang lacrosse team, was chosen as one of the nation’s top 25 high school lacrosse players in next year’s incoming junior class by Inside Lacrosse Magazine. 

This national publication covers scholastic lacrosse and is one of the most respected authorities on the sport in the country.

In their upcoming edition, which hits the news stands on Aug. 28, Inside Lacrosse Magazine selected the Penn Yan native number 17 in their top 25 players in the new junior class. 

Trombley is one of nine attackmen selected for this team.  In their write-up, the magazine described Trombley as a “lacrosse quarterback,” a true leader.

Adam Trombley has played varsity for the Mustangs for two seasons.  He is coming off a fine sophomore year that saw him score 30 goals and deliver 72 assists. 

He was an important contributor helping the Mustangs win another Section V Class C championship. 

“I am not a big shooter on this team,” stated Trombley.  “Basically, I carry the ball down the field and if the chance to shoot opens up, I take it.”  Thirty times this past season there were successful chances.

Trombley was one of eight New Yorkers to make this boys Top 25 Rising Juniors team. 

He played with or against some of these players in last month’s Empire State Games in Binghamton.  Adam was a member of the Western Scholastic Lacrosse team. 

Trombley was truly surprised by his selection to this elite squad. 

“It’s a great honor and I am proud to represent my school, my town, and Section V.” 

He also believes this honor will help him in the next year with exposure to colleges.  He wants to play D-1 college lacrosse after high school.  The colleges certainly take notice of these special team selections.

Adam, a 16-year-old, will be entering his junior year at Penn Yan Academy next month.  He is the son of Tim and Marianne Trombley of Penn Yan. 

The magazine will hit the newsstand Aug. 28.  You can check out this story on Inside Lacrosse Magazine’s website,