MISSION STATEMENT - WHAT WE BELIEVE
The primary goal of the Palisades Charter High School Lacrosse Program is to develop student-athletes of character and integrity who will serve as positive members of the school community and the greater society. We believe that the following objectives will best augment the program's mission.
- We will promote pride, unity, and confidence in Palisades Charter High School Lacrosse, the Palisades High School athletic department, and the Dolphin Lacrosse family.
- We will place primacy on our academic endeavors, and recognize the importance of intellectual growth throughout our high school careers.
- We will practice positive leadership and display the courage necessary to advocate just causes in the face of public or social pressures.
- We will hold ourselves responsible and accountable for our thoughts, feelings, and actions; we recognize that as student-athletes we represent Palisades Charter High School Lacrosse.
- We understand the immense opportunities afforded us as members of a diverse student body. Through our interactions on campus and in the broader community, we will demonstrate the virtues of compassion, sensitivity, and respect.
The Palisades Charter High School Lacrosse program has a strong foundation built on the values of family, community, excellence and pride. All members of the program will strive to uphold this tradition through hard work, professionalism, and loyalty.
Family: We believe in relationships that are grounded in love, honesty, trust, and respect. As student-athletes, we will meet our responsibilities with integrity, persistence and confidence. Through the bonds we create, we will hold ourselves, our teammates, our classmates, and the entire high school in the highest regard.
Community: We believe that as visible members on campus, we have an opportunity to strengthen our community through active participation and service. In giving of ourselves, we can enrich the lives of others around us. Through this process, we might also know the reciprocal benefits of engaging with a diverse world.
Excellence: We believe in the words of Vince Lombardi: “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence. Excellence must be pursued, it must be wooed with all of one’s might and every bit of effort that we have each day there’s a new encounter, each week a new challenge.”
Pride: We believe that the pride and confidence we derive from our team activities will not deter us from recognizing the great privilege we have been presented as student-athletes and as members of the Palisades Charter High School Lacrosse program.
DAVID BUCCHINO NEW HEAD VARSITY COACH OF THE PALISADES CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE TEAM
We'd like to welcome our new Head Varsity/JV Coach David Bucchino!!
David Bucchino has been brought on to lead the Palisades Charter High School Lacrosse program. David hails from New Jersey where he was the Head Varsity Coach for seven years at Cedar Grove High School in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. During his time in New Jersey, he coached and mentored All-Conference players and won two conference championships. He trains and educates players at all levels, and leverages the relationships he has forged throughout his journey in order to give athletes the best options to further their goals. David was named NJ Coach of the Year for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
David was born in White Plains, New York, but began his lacrosse career when his parents moved to Bow, New Hampshire when he was in fourth grade. He played for the Bow Falcons in Bow High School in Bow, NH, where he won two state championships, a two time all state goaltender, and a two time New Hampshire Player of the Year selection. David was also named First Team All-American and currently is the New Hampshire record holder for career saves.
After moving through the ranks, David was recruited to play at Elmira College. During his first season at Elmira, he was named Rookie of The Year. David was an eight time Empire 8 goalie of the week selection, two time M.V.P. selection, and was the Leadership and Dedication recipient two years in a row. During his junior and senior season, David was ranked ninth in the country and was named First Team All-American and an Empire 8 All-Conference player. He finished his college lacrosse career with 578 saves, which makes him the current record holder at Elmira College.