By K.N. Goldberg
LILacrossenews.com, Posted 8/4/12
Babylon rising junior attack-midfielder Nick Santorelli has committed to play Division I lacrosse at the United States Military Academy and begin the admissions process.
Nick Santorelli log:
High School: Babylon Jr-Sr High School Babylon, NY
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: The United States Military Academy
Club Affiliation: Long Island Outlaws
Major lacrosse honors: Second in points as freshman on varsity, team leader in points as a sophomore. 205 All-Star and Blue Chip 225 as a rising sophomore. Long Island Showcase as a rising sophomore. Featured in Inside Lacrosse as a top attackman at Jake Reid this summer (Rising Junior). MVP Team Camp All-Star as a rising junior. Long Island Empire Team member.
Academic Honors: Vice President of the National Honor Society, Business National Honor Society member, French National Honor Society member, and Science National Honor Society member. Class Cabinet member, Student Council Member. Achieved principal’s list every semester in high school and middle school.
What will you major in/study? Business or Law
Why did you choose Army? “West Point has been my dream since I was a little kid. I went to a lacrosse camp at West Point when I was around 10, and fell in love with the campus, the history, and the people in uniform.
“As I got older, I realized that no matter what, I wanted to give back to this great country. This belief increased my interest in Army to an even greater extent. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to be playing lacrosse at the highest level, and to simultaneously serve our country.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “As it is the goal every year, our team goal next year is to win a Suffolk County Championship. We haven’t been to Stony Brook since ’07, but we’re looking to put Babylon back on the map this year. I believe my teammates and I are highly capable of reaching our goal, alongside our dedicated coaches.”
Additional Comments: “I thank my parents for instilling great discipline and morals in me from an early age. They have greatly influenced who I am, and where I stand as a person in today’s day and age.”