22 - Adrianna Amendola
Adrianna Amendola
Height: 5-6
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Manorville, N.Y.
High School: Eastport South Manor
Position: D

Club Team: Long Island Yellow Jackets Blue Team  

Before Yale: Team made playoffs all four years, advancing to county semifinals her junior and seniors seasons ... All-county in 2008 and 2009 ... All-county honorable mention in 2006 and 2007 ... Defensive MVP ... Three-year captain ... Won Long Island gold medal with New York Empire ... New York Team 1 for Schoolgirls at 2008 National Tournament ... All-Galaxy in 2008 and 2009 for Long Island Yellow Jackets ... Also played basketball and ran cross country in high school, captaining cross country team in her junior and senior years ... Unsung hero award in basketball.

Notes: Academic All-American in lacrosse in 2008 and 2009 ... Eastport South Manor Most Outstanding Scholar Athlete ... Scholar-athlete in basketball and cross country ... Academic all-county in basketball ... Citibank News 12 Scholar Athlete ... Nominated for Dellecave Award as top senior female student-athlete in Suffolk County ... New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Zone Award ... Helped create a Go Green recycling program at her high school ... President of Student Council ... Helped rewrite school constitution ... Peer tutor for three years ... Spanish Honor Society as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Chosen to be part of Congressman Tim Bishop's Student Advisory Board ... Volunteered with Special Olympics and at a local church... Also volunteers with her little sister's lacrosse team ... Played with Yale teammates Brittany De Lea and Devon Rhodes on Long Island Yellow Jackets Blue Team in 2009 ... High school rivals with Yale teammate Brittany De Lea.

Why Yale? "I can't think of any reason why I would not have chosen Yale. The opportunities here are endless and I'm going to be surrounded by others who love being here as much as I do and every one of them will make me a better person. The overall atmosphere is everything I could ever want; around campus and with the team."

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