Richmond and Martinazzi sign to play lacrosse in college: Photo of the day 5/11/16


Elena Guardia

Alex Martinazzi and Justin Richmond sign their national letters of intent to play lacrosse in college

by Elena Guardia, Reporter

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On May 10, seniors Alex Martinazzi and Justin Richmond signed their letters of intent to play lacrosse in college. Martinazzi signed to Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Richmond signed to Saint Michael’s College. Both boys were accompanied by their families and coaches as they made their verbal commitments official.

Martinazzi, who plays midfield, is excited to continue his education and lacrosse career at LRU next year. Lenior-Rhyne lacrosse finished the 2016 season as 13 in the nation for NCAA Division II. “I’m excited to be going to Lenoir-Rhyne because of how small of a school it is. Everyone will know everyone.”

Martinazzi says it was always a dream of his to play lacrosse in college, and he’s very happy that his future coaching staff, as well as teammates, have the same goal as him– to win a championship.

Richmond, who who also plays midfield, cannot wait to be on campus this fall. “I can’t wait to be with all my mew teammates. Its great not only be playing in college at the next level, but also to be in such a beautiful place and a great school in Vermont.”

The Saint Michael’s Purple Knights are also in the NCAA Division II in the North East-10 conference.

Richmond described his future coach, Coach Pat Ivory, as “one of the best people I have ever met” and feels lucky to have a coach who is so knowledgeable about lacrosse. Richmond feels that Coach Ivory can help him improve over the next four years. His future coach and the impressive academics of Saint Michael’s is one of the reasons Richmond knew SMC was the school for him.

Varsity lacrosse won the County Championship against Oakdale on May 7. They won 10-5. The team is 13-1 this year, and begins playoffs this Saturday (May 14) at home against Damascus. The game begins at 7:00 pm. Be sure to come out and support Martinazzi, Richmond, and the rest of the boys as they take on the Hornets.