By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 2/1/15
Minisink Valley (NY) 2016 midfielder Amanda Paino has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Radford University.
Amanda Paino ledger:
High school: Minisink Valley, Slate Hill, NY
Graduating year: 2016
College choice: Radford University, Radford Virginia
Club affiliation: Tri-State
Major lacrosse honors: 2014-First Team Varsity 845 selection, First Team Section 9 All-Star, team MVP Midfielder.
2012-JV team MVP Midfielder, 2 Varsity Letters
Academic honors, service: Academic High Honor Roll, Youth Camp Counselor, Certified U.S. Lacrosse Official, Cancer Society Volunteer, Peer Counselor
Why did you choose Radford? “I chose Radford for the coaches and people I met on campus. Plus, I loved the campus. Radford has many of the majors I am interested in and I love the feel on campus. I also love the idea of a start-up program and the opportunity to play from the time I start there.”
Thank You: To Sue Montegari: I was lucky also to have her as a coach. Her coaching was amazing and she was so helpful throughout the recruiting process.
“Nicole Kyopta, Taryn Tabano, and Christiana Costantino were all amazing coaches who helped me along my journey with their coaching and motivation.
“Billie Hanlon has coached me at Minisink Valley for 4 years and has helped me grow as a player, but also as a person through our involvement in cancer fundraising.
“I thank my Mom for all her support in getting me where I need to be and for being on the sidelines of all my games. I thank my Dad, one of my first coaches in youth who has helped me with all parts of my game, training me and helping me reach my goals. I also thank my brother Zach, for all his support and advice.
“I want to thank Nick Glielmi at Rate of Force training gym in Pine Bush, NY, for all his expert training to make me a stronger athlete.
“I also thank Kendahl Shortway of Maddawg lacrosse for her one-on-one lacrosse personal training and for her coaching during winter leagues at Maddawg lacrosse.
“Also, I thank other important coaches along the way such as Chris Berger who has coached me throughout my youth and high school and Coach Krinsky who got me started in lacrosse in the 3rd grade.”
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