AH-Delray 2024 Chiara Scichilone Commits to UF!

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Congratulations to Chiara on her college commitment and good luck in the future!

Name
Chiara Scichilone

Graduation Year
2024

High School
American Heritage Delray

Position
Midfield

College Choice
University of Florida



Why did you choose this college?
I chose University of Florida because it has the best combination of athletics and academics. It has always been a dream of mine to be a gator, even before lacrosse, and I wouldn’t want to play anywhere else.

What Advice Would You Give Those Starting the Recruiting Process?
I would say the biggest advice is to never give up and always work hard. Everyone is going to have their own journey when it comes to the recruiting process and it is important that when things don’t go your way you push through and continue working. Everything happens for a reason.

Who Would You Like to Thank for Getting You to Here?
I would 100% want to thank my mom who has dedicated her past couple summers to getting me where I need to be and AlWAYS supporting me. From crying in the car after tournaments to celebrating wins, she has always been there for me. I would also want to thank my sister Sophia who constantly pushed me to be better as we always are competing with each other! Lastly, I would like to thank my two coaches, Rob Wurzburger and Mike Skonieczki. They both have put so much time and effort into making me a better lacrosse player. They have never given up on me and always pushed me to be the best version of myself, I wouldn’t be where I am at today without them.



What are your first memories of the sport?
My first memory of the sport was my dad coming home from work one day and telling me and my sister we needed to choose a sport to play. He mentioned that his friends sons played lacrosse and that me and my sister should try it out. I remember my first response was “who plays a sport that uses a stick” and “no that’s weird.” Until I tried it and loved it.

What is Your Favorite Memory From Your High School Career?
My favorite memory is playing with my sister. Every game we won together was special to me and it was so fun having a sibling out on the field with me.

What is Your Stick Brand? And Why?
I use Epoch because I really like the way that the ball comes out of the stick when I shoot, and I also find it really useful on the circle and for ball control.
Do You Watch College & Pro Games and What Are You Watching for to Make You a Better Player?
I have watched so many college games and recently I have been watching the AU league. I really like watching how the midfielders dodge, how much space they get between their defenders, and what moves work the best for them. I also like seeing how when the players don’t have the ball they are constantly moving and setting up plays for one another.



What’s Your Go-To Meal After a Game?
Chicken Parm

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