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Men’s commitment: Kellenberg senior middie Amato looks to realize military dream, chooses VMI

Thursday, 29th September 2011

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

By Phil Bergman, Posted 9/29/11

Kellenberg Memorial senior midfielder Joe Amato has made a commitment to play Division 1 lacrosse at Virginia Military Institute.

Joe Amato log:

Joe Amato

High School: Kellenberg Memorial High School

Graduation Year: 2012

Position: Midfield

College Choice:
Virginia Military Institute

Club Affiliation:Turf Island Oilers

Major lacrosse honors: Top 205 Rising Juniors

Academic honors: Honor Roll, National Honor Society

What will you major in/study?
International Studies and Political Science

Why did you choose VMI? “It has always been a dream of mine to attend a military college, and serve as an officer in the Army. The environment of the school is everything I could ask for academically, militarily, and lacrosse wise. Head Coach (Brian) Anken only made my final decision easier. The team was very welcoming, and has big plans for the future and I hope to be a part of something great.”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next year: “We have a strong JV team coming up and we look very solid on both sides of the ball. The goal we have this year is to win a AA Catholic League Title.”



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