By Chris Goldberg
LIlacrossenews.com, Posted 11/27/12
Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) post-graduate Michael Rastivo (attackman) has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Joseph’s University.
Michael Rastivo log:
High School: Ward Melville 2012; Currently a post grad at Choate Rosemary Hall 2013
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: St. Joseph’s University
Club Affiliation: Ward Melville, Doc’s NY Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors: Jake Reed/Nike Blue Chip lacrosse camp; Hot Beds All-Star and #1 Tournament Player; ESPN Rise #13 Attackman 2012; ESPN Rise #52 Player 2012; Empire State Cup Gold Medalist; Empire State Cup All-Tournament Team and Tournament MVP; 2012 Suffolk County All-League and All-County Selection
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose St. Joe’s? “I chose this school because of the new coaching staff and the energy they have brought to the school along with their plan to put the program on the map. The CAA is a very competitive conference in which I am excited to play. I love everything about the school including the surrounding area. I think it is a great fit and I can’t wait to play for Coach (Taylor) Wray and Coach (Dan) Keating.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “We have very high expectations for Choate this upcoming season. There are 4 lacrosse PG’s in the 2013 class who hope to contribute to a winning season. We are working hard this off-season and have set high goals for the team. I am looking forward to playing for Coach Velez and being a major contributor to the offense.”
Additional Comments: “I want to thank my parents for supporting me through my lacrosse career as well as the recruiting process. I would also like to thank my coaches, Mike Hoppey and Mike Velez.
“A special thanks to Joe Fowler, Ben Kaminow (Doc’s NYC Lacrosse) and Chip Mayer.”
Tags: Ward Melville