By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/10/11
St. Joseph’s Prep rising junior attackman Anthony Marini has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Notre Dame University.
Marini scored 24 goals this year, helping the Hawks (19-5) win the Catholic League championship and advance to the finals of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) tournament.
Marini was named a Second Team Catholic League pick. He plays club lacrosse for Tri-State and resides in Medford, N.J.
A First Honors student, Marini plans to major in a pre-med program and become an orthopedic surgeon
“Notre Dame has been my dream school since probably second grade,” he said. “I wanted to play lacrosse at Notre Dame my whole life.
“The campus is amazing, there is Saturday football and the lacrosse program is on the verge of winning a national championship. I have been dreaming about this for a long time and I am happy I will be able to go there.”
Marini has enjoyed a standout summer. He starred at the EPSLA Showcase in June and then played well before Notre Dame assistant Gerry Byrne at the King of the Hill tourney at Swarthmore for Tri-State.
He later excelled at the Nike Blue Chip Camp and took his visit and made up his mind.
Marini said the Hawks reached all of their goals except winning the state title. They fell to defending champion Conestoga, 13-4, in the title game.
“We got together as a team with all the coaches and players and wrote down our team goals,” said Marini. “They were to win the Catholic League and state titles and we did win the league title and make it to the state finals. We had a lot of senior talent and leadership.
“We had great coaches form the first game to the very last one. Everyone was pushing each other. The last game didn’t go the way we wanted, but we took a huge step for the program.”
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