It’s an Atlas-filled Friday here at LAS as we had Atlas LC midfielder Dan Bucaro on the Going Offsides podcast, while contributor Josh Russell made the case for Atlas head coach Ben Rubeor as Coach of the Year earlier today.
Who is Dan Bucaro?
Ward Melville – Georgetown
The Ward Melville product had an impressive high school career, which included a state and national championship (including 57 goals and 30 assists) in 2013. He was a two-time All-American and three-time All-County award winner. He then went on to play at Georgetown, where he was a major part of the program’s resurgence. As a Hoya, he had 226 points in 57 career games and finished his senior season as an Inside Lacrosse/USILA All-American and the Big East Attackmen of the Year.
MLL – PLL
Bucaro was selected No. 9 overall by the Denver Outlaws in the 2019 MLL Draft. He had an incredible season in the MLL bubble, which ultimately led to his No. 3 overall selection by the Atlas LC in the PLL Entry Draft. As a member of the Atlas, Bucaro has been one of the most consistent options on a high-powered offense as he’s secured a point in every game this season.
We start the show by talking with Bucaro about his recent experience trying out for the USA Sixes roster in Lake Placid. Having played two professional games last weekend, he immediately traveled to play another three days of lacrosse in New York. He offers some great insight into the new format and how he feels about the pace and strategy.
We then talk with him about his time at Ward Melville and Georgetown and how those places have molded him into the professional he is today.
Lastly, we discuss life as a pro and how he’s been able to balance his day job as an underwriter with his love for lacrosse and a pro playing career.