By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/23/13
Starr’s Mill High School (GA) senior midfield-faceoff Marco Amalfitano has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Mercer College.
Marco Amalfitano ledger:
High School: Starr’s Mill High School, Fayetteville, Georgia
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Mercer University
Club Affiliation: LB3 Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors: 2013 All-American, 013 1st-Team Georgia All-State for Lacrosse; 2013 Under Armour Lacrosse All-American; 2013 Georgia Lacrosse All-Star Game MVP; 2012 2nd-Team All-State for Lacrosse; 2012 Diamond Showcase All-Star, 2012 Hotbeds, Top 205
Academic honors, service projects: 2013 Georgia Boy’s State (Lt. Governor); National Honor Society (2012-present); Class of 2014 Executive Board (2010-present); Beta Club (2010-present); Journalism (School Newspaper, 2012-2013); Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA, 2012-present); French Club (2012-present); Fellowship of Christian Athletes (2010-present)
What will you major in/study? Pre-Med
Why did you choose Mercer? “I love the environment and the team. The coaches have known me for a while and their dedication and tenacity with the program makes me respect them greatly. It’s also a couple of hours away from my parents which is great for them. Also, Mercer has a great Pre-Med program which I plan to get involved in.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “Last season was a heart-breaker for sure. We had a lot of promise heading into the season but with early injuries (including my broken hand) and lack of early team chemistry we lost area match-ups that should’ve been solid wins.
“Heading into this season, our team has been closer than ever. Seniority doesn’t have a place with us as we’re all great friends and trust in each others game styles. We’re not as deep as some GA teams so we’ll have to rely on control and transition to pull out some wins and make a playoff run.”
Thank You: “I owe all my success to my coaches and teammates that I’ve played with that have made me love the game so much. Coach Mike Muetzel (now coaching at Auburn) has coached me since my first practice in third grade and is great man. His fundamentals and love for the game have helped me grow as a player.”
Other schools considered: Airforce, Albany, High Point, Dartmouth, UPenn
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