By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/27/12
Mountain Lakes (N.J.) rising junior attackman Christian Cuccinello has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.
Christian Cuccinello log:
High School: Mountain Lakes High School (NJ)
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Villanova University
Club Affiliation: Laker Future Lacrosse Club
Major lacrosse honors: Maverik Showtime All-Star, Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip
Academic honors: Spanish National Honor Society, Merit and Honor Roll.
What will you major in/study? Considering Communications, History
Why did you choose the school? “I chose Villanova because it offers a great blend of athletics and academics. I have always dreamed of being a student-athlete at Villanova since I was a little kid, and attended many games over the years. My mom and uncle are both Villanova graduates, which only made the decision easier for me. I also felt very comfortable with Coach (Michaee) Corrado, Coach (Simon) Connor, and Coach (Andy) German and cannot wait to be a part of the Wildcat family.”
Outlook for 2013 HS season: “This season at Mountain Lakes should definitely be a good one. We have a very talented, hardworking group that has extremely high expectations. Although we lost some great senior leaders last year, we are looking to re-stock and defend our Morris County title and return to our winning ways in the Tournament of Champions.”
Other schools considered: UMass, Fairfield, Towson, Bucknell, St Joseph’s, and Marquette
Other comments: “I would like to thank my high school coach, Tim Flynn, for all of the help in every aspect of the sport. Not only has he made me a better player on the field, but he has done it off the field as well. He has made a huge impact on me in only 1 year of varsity and I cannot wait for two more great seasons at Mountain Lakes.”
Maple Zone Sports and Fitness Complex, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Recruits, congratulates Christian Cuccinello. Maple Zone, located on Conchester Pike in Boothwyn, offers numerous programs, leagues and instructional activities for boys’ and girls’ lacrosse players and also offers boys’ U13 and U15 travel teams. Click here for registration for the Muck Dawgs travel teams.