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Men’s commitment: Hewlett senior LSM Rizzo chooses UNC

Tuesday, 4th October 2011

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 10/4/11

Hewlett senior LSM Mark Rizzo has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of North Carolina.

Mark Rizzo log:

Mark Rizzo

High School: George W. Hewlett

Graduation Year: 2012

Position: LSM

College Choice: North Carolina

Club Affiliation: For The Love of The Game

Major lacrosse honors: Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip, Hot Beds All Star Team Selection, Adidas All American All Star Selection, ESPN Rise: top 25 senior LSM’s, 2x All Nassau County

Academic honors: National Honor Society, National Foreign Language Honor Society, National Business Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Youth Leadership Forum, High Honor Roll student

What will you major in/study? Business

Why did you choose UNC? “I was looking for a school that offered the whole package: excellent academics, a top lacrosse team with a great athletics program, coaches that are mentors to look up to and emulate… all of that with great weather and a family type atmosphere. It doesn’t get better than UNC.”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “There is a very positive attitude going into this year’s season. We have a bunch of key guys back that are all looking to win a championship, something that Hewlett has only done once.”

Additional comments: “I just want to thank my family for always supporting me and for putting in the traveling hours that come with the game of lacrosse.”



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