The Stevens Institute of Technology Department of Athletics is morning the loss of record-setting lacrosse player Brett Incollingo, 28, who passed away earlier this month.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Brett was the grittiest and toughest competitor who competed to win every time he put on the Stevens Lacrosse uniform. He played every minute with a passion and energy that was unmatched,” head men’s lacrosse coach Gene Peluso said in a statement.
“He leads our program in faceoff wins with 584, tops for a program with over 135 years of history. The reason for that is, he ALWAYS competed with determination, heart and passion. You knew that he would compete for his teammates and for our program every time he set foot on a practice field or a game field.”
Arriving in Hoboken as a decorated high school student-athlete from Holy Ghost Preparatory School, Incollingo was a Second Team All-Empire 8 Conference selection in 2016.
He also holds four of the top-15 single-season performances in the face-off circle in program history.
In addition to his prowess in the faceoff circle, Incollingo also scored a pair of goals with one assist, picked up 344 ground balls and caused seven turnovers.
He remains ranked among the program’s all-time leaders in career ground balls, career ground balls per game, and career faceoff winning percentage.
“Off the field, he was an excellent and caring teammate and very bright student-athlete. He always worked hard for his successes and graduated from Stevens with honors. We are all better people for having Brett in our lives,” Peluso added.
“He made people better, he cared about his teammates, and he was the person you wanted to line-up with, in a competition. His passing leaves us with very heavy hearts, but also makes us reflect and feel very grateful for his time with us.”
The Ducks advanced to the postseason in each of Brett’s four seasons on Castle Point, posting an overall record of 44-26, which included a 22-8 mark in Empire 8 play.
In the Yardley, Pennsylvania native’s first season as a Duck, the Ducks reached the NCAA Tournament, defeating local rival Montclair State University 13-11 to move on to the second round for the third straight season.
In his first NCAA appearance, Incollingo earned eight faceoff victories and picked up three ground balls.
“Brett was a ferocious and tough competitor on the field of play and downright loving off of it,” Incollingo’s lacrosse teammates shared in their own statement.
“He taught us all to worry less and care about each other more. His energy was as endless as it was infectious. He left an indelible mark on us all and he will be missed dearly.”
A business and technology major with a concentration in finance and information systems, Incollingo was a three-time recipient of the Jeffrey A. Cerny ground ball award and was a sector analyst for the Stevens Student Managed Investment Fund.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Stevens in 2016.
After undergraduate internships with the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, Farm Credit Banks and Credit Suisse, Incollingo landed at the real estate firm, Colliers International upon graduation, first as an associate and then as an associate director.
Focusing on tenant and landlord office representation for life sciences, he was employed at Colliers for nearly six-and-a-half years.
According to his obituary, in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Brett’s memory to Trenton Lacrosse.