By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 12/24/14
Greece Arcadia (N.Y.) 2017 goalie Gavin Catalano has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. John’s University.
Gavin Catalano log:
High School: Greece Arcadia High School (Greece Lightning), N.Y.
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: St. John’s University (ConnectLAX college profile)
Club Affiliation: Sweetlax Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: Orange Crush Showcase 2014, selected for the All-Star Game; Inside Lacrosse Upstate Boys Invitational 2014 named to the All Tournament Team and also noted as A Player Who Stood Out, by Inside Lacrosse; 2014 Section V MC-D3 Honorable Mention Goalie; 2012 Lax by the Lake Tournament, Most Valuable Player
Academic honors/service: “I have spent many hours doing individual volunteer service projects, including volunteering my time with local youth lacrosse teams, helping with local food and clothing drives and ringing the Salvation Army bell during the holidays.”
What will you major in/study? Sports Management
Why did you choose the school? “I chooe St. John’s for a variety of reasons. I liked the educational opportunity’s that St. Johns presents, along with the setting of the school, since I am planning to major in Sports Management. NYC is a great place to be. I really like Coaches (Jason) Miller and (Dan) Paccione and their coaching philosophy. St. John’s lacrosse is the type of program that I have been looking forward to playing with. I have always wanted to have the opportunity to compete at the highest level. I believe St. John’s will provide me with the best opportunity as a Student Athlete.”
Outlook for 2015 HS season? “Greece Lightning is going to have a young and upcoming team. Our goal for 2015 is to be competitive and make sectionals in Class A. I believe this is going to be our best season yet.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents for providing me with the opportunity to play lacrosse and for always supporting me. My brother Brecken for being an outstanding support, coming to my games and endless hours of shooting on me in the back yard. I would like to thank Coach Martin with Sweetlax, and my high school program. I started playing lacrosse in 3rd grade and have played with many, many teams, I would like to thank all of the coaches and teammates that have helped shape me as the goalie I have become.”
Other schools considered? Canisus
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