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Men’s commitment: Garden City senior goalie Marino picks UVA

Wednesday, 21st September 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, High school, Recruiting  

Dan Marino

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 9/21/11

Garden City senior goalie Dan Marino has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Virginia.

Dan Marino log:

High School: Garden City High School

Graduation Year: 2012

Position: Goalie

College Choice: University of Virginia

Club Affiliation: For the Love of the Game, Gotskillz

Major lacrosse honors: All-County, Nassau countys most valuable goalie, Gotskillz member 2010 and 2011 NYS runner up. Represented Long Island in the Under Armour Underclassmen Games.

Academic honors: Second Honors

What will you major in/study? Business

Why did you choose UVA? “I chose the University of Virginia for many different reasons. One reason I chose UVA is the academic excellence and opportunity that the school offers a student athlete, as well as the state of the art facilities and campus. Also the coaches were a very key part in my decision. Coach Dom Starsia, Coach Marc VanArsdale, and Coach John Walker were very informative about what the school and lacrosse program has to offer and their expectations. The players also played a key role in my decision. When I went on my unofficial visit I got along with all of the players and felt like UVA would be a great home away from home for my four years of college.”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “This year I am expecting Garden City to return to another state final and hopefully end up holding that gold plaque at the end. Although we lost a lot of talent especially on the defensive end we return a lot of character and talent and will find players to step up and play important roles for our success. On the offensive side we return key role players such as Devin Dwyer quarterbacking the offense on attack complimented by Liam Kennedy, and Justin Gutterding. At the midfield we return Rob Savage, and Pat Berkery future college teammates at UPenn who will continue to step up, pose threats and cause problems for our opponents.”

Additional comments: “I’d like to thank my parents and Coach Steve Finnell for playing an important role in my recruiting process and making me a better player and a better person.“



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