#41 Nicky Polanco, D
Date of Birth: 08/18/1980
Height: 6′ 4″ Weight: 235 lbs
College Experience: Hofstra, 2002
Resides: Massapequa, New York
Home Town: Oceanside, NY
Occupation: Medical Sales / Dancer
2008 Season: Polanco played in all 12 games for the Lizards and recorded 38 groundballs. He once again was the ultimate intimidator in professional lacrosse bringing intensity and passion to every game.
2007 Season: Polanco and his intimidating playing style help to lead the Lizards Defense to be one of the bests in the League. Polanco Registered 35 ground balls, one which he took coast to coast for a goal.
2006 Season: Nicky anchored the team’s defense in 2006 and collected 40 ground balls in 10 games for the Lizards.
2005 Season: Lizards pulled off one of hte biggest trades in MLL history in 2005 to bring Polanco home to Long Island. Polanco was named Warrior Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. Registered 1 goal and 47 ground balls.
2004 Season: Nicky played in all 12 games and had 44 ground balls for Philadelphia and earned his first Warrior Defensive Player of the Year Award. .
2003 Season: Polanco appeared in all 12 games and had one goal and one assist. He also scooped up 53 ground balls for Bridgeport.
2002 Season: In his rookie season saw action in four games and added 2 goals and 7 ground balls. Nick also represented Team USA at the World Games in 2006.
At Hofstra: Polanco was a two-sport star at Hofstra, playing wide receiver for the Pride’s football team as well. In his Senior year, Nicky was named NCAA Player of the Year, as well as his Conference’s Defensemen of the Year. Polanco took home first-team All-American honors and was also a candidate for the Inaugural Tewaarton Trophy award. Nicky also played one season of indoor lacrosse for the New York Saints (2003), starting all 16 games and scooping 91 loose balls.