Dominic D. Starsia
Hometown: New York, NY
Team: Lacrosse

Dominic D. Starsia '74
New York, NY
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Dominic D. Starsia ’74, a two-time All-American, is rated one of the premier defensemen in Brown lacrosse history. An outstanding football player at Valley Stream High in New York City, Dom Starsia had never even seen a lacrosse game before he entered Brown – but he learned fast. He was a third-team Al-American choice in both 1973 and 1974 and was first team All-Ivy and All-New England those same years. He also captained the freshman football team and was a fine pass receiver on the varsity for two seasons. “Dom was a very smooth defenseman,” Coach Cliff Stevenson says. “He didn’t blunderbust-around out there. He always played under control, using the stick as a foil and not as a weapon. One of the key things about Dom was that he had great anticipation, which is almost a must for a real good defenseman in this game. The fact of the matter is that Dom is very probably the number one defenseman in the United States today in National Amateur Lacrosse. Which means that he is one of the two or three top defensemen in the world.” After his senior season at Brown, Starsia was selected to play in the North-South All-Star game as well as the New England All-Star game. In both cases, he was selected by his peers to captain those teams. Dom Starsia was a member of the United States National Field Lacrosse team that competed for the World Championship in England in 1978 and was captain of the United States National Box Lacrosse team that competed for the world title in British Columbia in 1980. He was U.S. Club Lacrosseman of the Year in 1979 and has been named to that group’s All-American team for the past four years. Dom currently serves as assistant soccer and lacrosse coach at Brown and is living in Providence with his wife, Kristin Lasagna Starsia ’76.