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Senior Spotlight: Mike Messina

By: Helene Bruckner

Name: Mike Messina

Major: Criminal Justice

Sport: Lacrosse

Hometown: Sayville, NY

Mike Messina has appeared in all 14 games for the C.W. Post men’s lacrosse team, scoring a total of 25 goals thus far in the season. Messina was named 2011 Inside Lacrosse Preseason First Team All-American, along with being named a USILA Second Team All-American in 2010.  The Pioneers have an overall record of 14-1, and are currently ranked first in the NCAA Central Regional poll.  The Post Pioneers will be back in action this Sunday, April 23rd when they take on Mercy College at Mercy at 1pm.

How long have you been playing for the CW Post lacrosse team?

I have been playing lacrosse at C.W. Post for 4 years.

What did you first think about Post?

I thought it was a great opportunity for me to play at a very high level for all 4 years. Also it was close to home and my family could see most of my games.

How do you feel about Post now?

I feel like it was the right choice for me. As a freshman I was told I will be playing for a National Championship every year and that has proved to be true.

Lesson(s) you will take from Post?

Some lessons that I will take from Post is that you will be challenged with adversity at times but if you work hard and stay focused you will be able to overcome anything.

Best memory with the team/of Post?

My best memories are winning the two National Championships with my friends and teammates.

What do you want to do after Post?

After post I would like to try coaching lacrosse for the next year or two and then hopefully finding a job.

What will you miss from Post?

I will definitely miss playing lacrosse and living the dorm life with the friends I have made here.

How confident do you feel about the 2011 season?

I feel very confident that our team can go back to Baltimore and bring home a third championship to C.W. Post in 2011

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