West Orange 2019 Matthew Nastasi Commits to Florida Southern!

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Congratulations to Matthew on his college choice and good luck in the future!



Matthew Nastasi

High School

West Orange

Graduation Year


College Choice

Florida Southern College

Club Affiliations

Always Sunny, Gorillas

Why did you choose this college?

The coaching staff and players on the team made me feel at home on my visit. The campus is awesome and it’s in a great area as well. Florida Southern has a great business program and that’s what I plan on studying while in college. Being able to play and compete for an SSC championship was also an awesome aspect of Florida Southern.

What are your first memories of the sport?

Picking up a lacrosse stick for the first time and instantly falling in love with the sport. I spent countless hours practicing and wanting to play like my favorite players growing up.

What part of the process was most surprising to you about the recruiting process and what would you like to pass on to those who are going to face it in the future?

What surprised me the most is how competitive it is to get recruited. When recruiting started my freshman year it felt like a lot of pressure and it can be discouraging, but I knew that I had to be patient until the right schools came along. Advice for future kids going through the process is to not get discouraged at any point and always keep working o your game, if you keep practicing and improving the right school will come along.

Who would you like to thank for helping you get here?

I would like to thank all of my coaches, teammates, and most importantly my parents for getting me to where I am today. Without them I wouldn’t be the player and person I am now and I can’t thank them enough. I’d also like to thank the coaching staff at Florida Southern for giving me an opportunity to play for their program.