By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 12/14/11
Lynbrook senior attackman Anthony Rainone has committed to play Division I lacrosse at Adelphi University.
Anthony Rainone log:
High School: Lynbrook High School
Graduation Year: 2012
Position: Attack (Left Handed)
College Choice: Adelphi University
Club Affiliation: Turf Island Oilers, Long Island Express
Major lacrosse honors: 2010 All Nassau Rising Junior Showcase Team, Top 205 All Star Team, Peak 200 All Star Team, 2011 Nassau County Acedemic All-Conference, 2011 Nassau County Honorable Mention All-County.
Academic honors: ACE (Athletes Creating Excellence) Club Member
What will you major in/study? “I’m going into my freshman year as a Business-Undecided major. I’m doing this because I want to get involved in the business world but not sure which field yet.”
Why did you choose Adelphi? “I chose Adelphi because I really like their program. When recruiting first started, Coach(Gordon)Purdie reached out to me right away and I was thrilled. When I first saw the campus, I really thought it was nice. Also, going to a school close to home didn’t matter to me because I wanted to go somewhere where we’ll be competing for championships every year and I felt I’d have to best chance to do that at Adelphi. AU also has the business program that I am interested in.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “I can’t say how we’ll be right now, We’re a fairly young team but I’m pretty optimistic that we will be competitive with the best teams in our conference.”
Additional comments: “I want to thank my parents and grandparents for supporting me through all of the summer lax travel. I also want to thank Coach Steve Locicero, my JV lacrosse/ Varsity Football coach. He helped me to become a leader and learn how to take control on the field. Also Coach Leighley, my Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Donny Borges (Owner/ Lacrosse Coach of Turf Island).”