By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 8/29/13
St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) junior goalie Ernie Alvino has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the Air Force Academy.
Ernie Alvino ledger:
High school: St. Augustine Prep, N.J.
Year of graduation: 2015
College choice: United States Air Force Academy
Club affiliation: SouthShore
Lacrosse honors: Philly Showcase, Maverik Showtime, LT 300 All-Star
Academic honors: Presidential Scholar (4 times), Academic Achievement Award, Spanish National Honor Society
Intended major: Biology
Why did you choose school: “I chose the Air Force Academy because it offers me the chance to serve my country while pursuing both high-level academics and lacrosse. The Academy’s strong focus on science particularly stood out, as I plan to pursue a career within that field. I was also very impressed by the top-notch lacrosse program run by Coaches (Eric) Seremet, (Bill) Wilson, and (Rob) Koehler. In the future, I hope to contribute to many successful seasons. Most importantly, I will also have the honor of serving and protecting the greatest country on Earth.”
Looking back at 2013 and ahead to 2014: “While in the past our team has had a mix of incredibly talented upperclassmen and young starters, I believe that this year we will finally bring the experience needed to achieve our ultimate goal: the program’s first state championship.”
Thank You: “Finally, I would like to thank everyone who helped me throughout the commitment process. First, I would like to thank my parents and my sister for their guidance and strong support. I also want to thank Coaches Valore, Flexon, and Gigantiello for making me not only a better athlete and goalie, but also a better person. And I definitely could not have done this without my great teammates for both St. Augustine and SouthShore.”
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