At the conclusion of each varsity sport season, BCSN asks coaches to nominate an athlete with qualities that include “achievement on the field, in the classroom, in their community and in outside activities. He or she may not necessarily be the “star,” but works hard and dedicates themselves to every facet of their career.”
In nominating Angelo Spinazze, a senior captain and midfielder from the St. Francis varsity lacrosse team, Coach Chris Pavain stated that “Angelo is perhaps one of the hardest working kids I have ever coached. I don’t think he has ever missed a practice, any practice. If he came for the freshman or JV practice he would stay for the varsity practice. He understood his talent level and knew he would have to work hard, harder than the others so he would be able to out perform them. Angelo never questioned anything the coach asked of him. He is one of the top three coachable kids I have ever coached. Angelo is a valuable player because by his leadership, desire to succeed and work ethic, he makes everyone else around him be a better player.”
Spinazze is an honor student and has played lacrosse all four years at St. Francis. He is a member of Campus Ministry and he volunteered on a service trip to Appalachia the summer before his senior year. “Playing lacrosse has taught me how to be a team player,” Spinazze said. “I have grown close with all of the players on the team.”
Spinazze will attend The Ohio State University and study business. He attended Christ the King School. He is the son of Paul and Sue Spinazze.
These athletes represent each of the 29 girls’ and boys’ sports, thus making up a team of local All-Around All-Stars! Those selected will be seen in several commercials airing on Buckeye CableSystem channels, BCSN shows, promotional posters and have a month in BCSN’s 2013 Calendar. Click here to view Spinazze’s interview.