South Portland senior boys’ lacrosse standout Jack Fiorini, joined by his brother, David, left, father and Red Riots coach, Tom, mother, Sally, uncle, John, and his teammates and classmates, signs his National Letter of Intent Tuesday afternoon to attend and play lacrosse for perennial powerhouse Syracuse University, where he plans to study either business or sports management.
“It’s a longtime dream,” said Jack Fiorini, who scored 42 goals and had 31 assists last season and has 106 goals and 79 assists for his high school career. “Syracuse has been my dream school for a long time now. When the offer came in, I jumped at it. They really like my size and my stick skills and they think they can build off it. I’m willing to work hard and contribute and help the team any way I can.”
Tom Fiorini, a Syracuse native, was bursting with pride, as a coach and a father.
“Our program has been building for years,” Coach Fiorini said. “We’ve had three All-Americans in the past two years, won a state championship, been to back-to-back championship games and we have kids going to college to play lacrosse and now a D1, it’s very exciting.
“He’s big, he’s strong, he runs through checks. Not only does he have a strong left hand, but he can finish with his right too. He has all the pieces. The Syracuse coach feels Jack can contribute right away. As a coach, it’s exciting to see a player succeed. As a father, it’s a dream come true, seeing him play in my hometown for my hometown team.”