Con Edison Athlete of the Week: Westlake's Anthony Sardo

Con Edison Athlete of the Week: Westlake's Anthony Sardo


Con Edison Athlete of the Week: Westlake's Anthony Sardo


Name: Anthony Sardo

Westlake boys lacrosse's Anthony Sardo is this week's Con Edison Athlete of the Week

Westlake boys lacrosse’s Anthony Sardo is this week’s Con Edison Athlete of the Week

School: Westlake High School

Class: Senior

Sport: Boys lacrosse

Athletic accomplishments: As of Thursday, Sardo had 37 goals and 20 assists this season. For his career, he had 210 goals and 93 assists. He picked up his 300th career point in Monday’s 7-4 loss to Irvington. He’s the captain of the lacrosse team for the second straight year and the all-time leading scorer for the Wildcats. Sardo will be playing next year for Monmouth University. He was all-league and all-section on the football team, which won Section 1 and regional championships. Sardo was also a member of the basketball team.

Academic accomplishments: Sardo has a 84 GPA. He’s taking the College Prep Program. Sardo will be attending Monmouth University next year and attending the Leon Hess Business School. He scored a 24 on the ACT. Outside of school, Sardo’s a member of Autism Speaks. He’s a volunteer coach for the Mount Pleasant Wildcats Youth Football Club and the Mount Pleasant Wildcats Youth Lacrosse Club. Sardo is a volunteer coach for CYO basketball at Holy Innocents Parish. He’s a Food Pantry and Mulch Madness volunteer as well.

Getting to know Anthony Sardo

The Journal News: How’s lacrosse going?

Anthony Sardo: It’s been a pretty successful season so far for our program. We’ve picked up a couple of big wins over Harrison and Bronxville, which is a big step for us, and I’m looking forward to the playoffs.

TJN: What did it mean to you to hit the 300-point milestone on Monday?

AS: It meant a lot to me. I remember an article coming out last year when Henry Grass broke the all-time scoring record in Section 1 and it went into a list of the top 15 guys over the 300 mark. I told myself that I wanted to be there one day. So Monday was a big moment for me.

TJN: What made Monmouth University the right fit for you?

AS: When I visited it, I fell in love with the campus. I really enjoyed the coaches and thought they were great guys. I like the fact that it’s a young program at a small school and the fact they were taking the next step forward, I would like to be a part of the process in getting that program started

TJN: Do you know what you want to study?

AS: I got into the Leon Hess Business School so I’ll be studying business.

TJN: Are you a New York Jets fan and how do you feel about the name of the school you’ll be attending being named after the former Jets owner?

AS: I’m a huge Jets fan and I thought it was really cool about how (Leon Hess) was a former owner.

TJN: Were you always good at math?

CE: Ever since I was little, I’ve been in good classes for math. Math always came easy to me.

TJN: What’s been the favorite community service work you’ve done?

CE: I’m always doing work with the youth teams here in Westlake. I’m always helping out the youth lacrosse team and the youth football team.

TJN: How important is to you and kids in your position to give back to the community?

CE: I think it’s very important to give back to the community because the community is where you got your start. It made you who you are and I think it’s always good to give back to them.

The Con Edison Athlete of the Week recognizes students in Westchester and Putnam schools who excel athletically. Academic achievements, leadership, citizenship, and school and community activities are also factors. The winner is selected each week by a panel of athletic directors and coaches who review ballots submitted by each athlete’s athletic director or coach.

Debbie Schechter

Twitter: @LoHud_Debbie


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