FOX 44/ABC 22 HS Athlete of the Week: CVU's Nevin DiParlo

Published 04/16 2014 06:39PM

Updated 04/17 2014 11:54AM

Burlington, VT -- If it seems like every other FOX44/ABC22 Athlete of the Week comes from Champlain Valley Union High School, that's practically true. This week's winner is the 5th Redhawk this school but when CVU just keeps winning, they'll keep winning Athletes of the Week.

This week's Athlete of the Week is another Redhawk from another defending state championship team, lacrosse senior Nevin DiParlo. In CVU's second game of the season, a state championship game rematch with Essex, DiParlo netted 4 goals in a 16-2 victory.

"For us it's mainly that we understand how we work as a team." DiParlo said after the game. "A lot of the guys on this team have been playing together since middle school and we have a lot of returners from last year so it was a really big showing of our team chemistry and how we move the ball."

They've been moving the ball into the net with 36 goals in their first three games compared to just 10 allowed. Now that DiParlo is a senior, it's his time to lead the Redhawks to their goals.

"It's really cool." he said. "It's a good feeling to know that after a few years on the team that we can step up and kind of lead everyone."

"The offseason stuff," said CVU head coach Dave Trevithick. "He works so hard preparing for the season that a lot of the guys can come in and do what we did today because of that preparation offseason."

DiParlo has a clear goal in mind for this season.

"I want nothing more than to get back to where we were last season with these guys it would just be a great feeling." DiParlo said.

He has a plan for next season too. He'll be attending UVM in the fall, not for lacrosse but for neuroscience. 

"He's a lot smarter than me so he's well off there." said his coach.

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