By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 9/10/11
Eastport South Manor senior midfielder Dene’ Di Martino has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University.
Dene’ Di Martino log:
High school: Eastport South Manor
Graduation year: 2012
College Choice: Johns Hopkins University
Club Affiliation: Long Island Yellow Jackets
Major Lacrosse Honors: All league, two time all county, two time US lacrosse All-American. Two time Womens National School Girls Division Long Island Metro Team 1, two time US Lacrosse All America Team Long island. 2010 Long Island Team Camp All-Star Team, Named member of the USA U-19 training squad, One of the Top 20 young guns rising junior watchlist, ranked number 8 in the country by ESPN rise in the top 25 junior class, Second team all long-island, ranked 19 on the 2012 watch list.
Academic Honors: Principal’s honor roll, honor roll, National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, physical education award and Spanish award.
What will you study/major in?: “So far I do not know, but with the amazing medical program Hopkins provides it could possibly be something in that field. I am still researching.”
Why did you choose school?: “I chose Hopkins because it is just absolutely perfect for me, from the coaches to the lacrosse program to the academics and the campus, and just all around the people. It is a great fit for me and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
HS team’s outlook for next year: “Well, I know that I made a promise to myself to win a county championship before I graduate and as of now I am running out of time. So I guess it means that this year is our only year left to win one, and we will.”
People to thank: I would love to thank my parents for guiding me in becoming the person I am today and my whole family for always being there for me. I would like to thank the Hopkins coaches for doing all they have for me and the lacrosse program. Without them or the girls, the program would not be what it is or in search of a national championship.”
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