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Men’s recruit: Smithtown West junior FO-midfielder Varello commits to Navy

Tuesday, 19th June 2012

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

By K.N. Goldberg, Posted 6/19/12

Smithtown West senior Face-Off Midfielder Joseph Varello has committed to play Division I lacrosse at the United States Naval Academy.

Joseph Varello log:

Joe Varello

High School: Smithtown West

Graduation year: 2013

Position: Face-Off Midfield

College Choice: Navy

Club Affiliation: Team Smithtown

Major lacrosse honors:
2012 Under Armour Underclassmen Long Island Team,
Suffolk Showcase 2012 Rising Sr. Team,
Nike Blue Chip – Fall 2011,
Top 205 All Star Team 2011,
Peak 200 All Star Team 2011,
Suffolk Showcase Rising Sophomore Team 2010

What will you major in/study? Undecided

Why did you choose Navy? “I chose Navy because I want to be best prepared for my future. I believe the Naval Academy will help me achieve the goals that I have set for myself in academics, character and athletics. I was taken in by the whole experience when I visited the Naval Academy and met with Coach Sowell and Coach Wellner.”

What is your outlook for your high school team next season? “I’m excited for my senior year at Smithtown West. We have a very talented and experienced team that works real hard and knows what it takes to compete for a County Championship and the dream of a State Championship.”

Additional Comments: “I want to thank my face-off trainer Matt Schomburg for all that he has done in teaching me how to face-off, and my coaches at Smithtown, Coaches Moltisanti, Rotella, and LaTouche. Also, I want to thank my parents, friends and family for all of the support they have provided me.”



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