By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 12/1/11
Wantagh senior LSM Joe Giardina has committed to play Division II lacrosse at Adelphi University.
Joe Giardina log:
High School: Wantagh
Graduation Year: 2012
College Choice: Adelphi
Club Affiliation: South Shore Seals
Major lacrosse honors: ll-County 2011, All County Honorable mention 2010, Jake Reed Blue Chip 2010, Jake Reed Fall Blue Chip 2010, Top 205 2010, TOH All-Star Game 2009,2010, Long Island Rising Sophomore, Junior, Senior representing Nassau.
Academic honors: Academic All County 2011
What will you major in/study? Education or Business
Why did you choose Adelphi? “Adelphi is close to home so my family can see me play all my home games. Coach (Gordon)Purdie and Coach Cat are great guys who have the same intentions as me and that is winning a National Championship. I feel like this program is on the rise and I can only benefit the team and eventually get the National Championship Ring. Adelphi has a welcoming campus and is everything I wanted in a school. Also everyone I have talked to about their experience at AU has only had positive things to say about it.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “Every teams goal is to win a championship and I feel like this years team is taking the necessary steps to get there. Hopefully in June the Warriors will be on the top of the podium with rings on our fingers.”
Additional comments: “I would like to thank my parents Mike and Theresa who were by my side every step of the way in making my decision. I would also like to thank my Coaches at Wantagh for turning me into the player that I am today. I would like to thank the rest of my family because every single one of them is an inspiration for me to do big things and succeed.”