Two Central York players commit to play D-I lacrosse

  • Central York senior T.J. Ross has committed to play for New Jersey Institute of Technology.
  • Central York junior Kollin Vaught has committed to play for Cleveland State University.

When the Central York boys' lacrosse team takes the field this spring, it'll do so with two NCAA Division I players.

Central York junior Kollin Vaught (left) was one of two Panthers to make a Division I announcement on Monday. Vaught, who's a junior, verball committed to Cleveland State, while TJ Ross, who's a senior, will play for New Jersey Institute of Technology.
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Recently, senior T.J. Ross and junior Kollin Vaught committed to their respective colleges. Ross signed his National Letter of Intent to play for New Jersey Institute of Technology, while Vaught made his verbal commitment to Cleveland State University.

Both programs are fairly new to the D-I men's lacrosse scene, with the Highlanders entering the fold in 2015, while this past weekend was the Vikings' inaugural game as a D-I team.

According to's recruiting profile on him, Ross, who can play both midfield and attack, chose the school because of its proximity to New York City, where most of Ross' family lives.

"Ever since I was young I’ve dreamed about playing lacrosse at the Division I level," Ross said. "I chose NJIT because when I went on my visit I knew it was a great fit for me academically and athletically. NJIT is right next to the greatest city in the world, so there are a lot of opportunities off the lacrosse field. Also most of my family lives in the New York/New Jersey area, so it will feel like home.”

As for Vaught, he'll have to wait until next fall to make his commitment to Cleveland State official, but elected to get his decision out of the way early and before the season hit. Vaught serves as a midfielder and Face Off Get Off (FOGO) specialist for the Panthers.