Greg Campisi; Friar Country to Haaavard

Photo-credit: Myles Tintle Photography

Photo-credit: Myles Tintle Photography

Greg Campisi had a remarkable high school career, culminating in a senior season for the ages. Even before getting on the lacrosse field, Campisi quarterbacked the St. Anthony’s football team. He threw for over 1,000 yards and only threw one interception during his senior season. He led the team to a 7-2 record, but ended on a sour note. A tough one-point loss to Cardinal Hayes left a sour taste in Campisi’s mouth, and unleashed a terror on the lacrosse field. Campisi led St. Anthony’s to not one, not two, but three championship last season. In his final game on Long Island Campisi and the Friars defeated Chaminade to secure the Long Island, Intersectional and state CHSAA Class AAA titles. Campisi and his fellow seniors were able to go out on top, a magical season ended with ten straight victories and three titles; not a bad way to finish. Campisi is now at Harvard ready to take on the world of Ivy League lacrosse, but before he plays for the crimson he took some time to answer some questions for us.

Q: How has the start to your college life been?

The start of my college life has been great so far. It’s been awesome getting to meet all the guys on the team, and being coached by Coach Byrne has been unreal. Meeting all sorts of intelligent people has been a great experience so far as well.

Q: How is it balancing the academics of Harvard with lacrosse?

Balancing academics with lacrosse has been a somewhat challenging experience so far, but nothing absolutely crazy. You have to make sure you stay on top of your work, but as long as you are able to manage time well, you will be fine.

Q: What was the highlight of your high school career?

The highlight of my high school lacrosse career most definitely had to be beating Chaminade 14-13 in the championship. That was a great day.

Q: What do you miss about Long Island?

Right now I am 100% missing long island pizza and bacon egg and cheeses on a bagel. But in all seriousness I miss my family and friends from home quite a bit.

Q: Do you miss playing football?

I do miss playing football. It’s the first time since I was five years old that I haven’t played football. But life moves on and you have to choose priorities.

Q: What excited you most about this upcoming lacrosse season?

After college, I see myself possibly pursuing a career in the business sector, and if I can further my lacrosse simultaneously, I may venture down that path as well. I have also toyed with the idea of potentially coaching sometime down the road, and feel I could hopefully benefit the game for future players.

Q: Where do you see yourself after college, and how do you see lacrosse playing a role in that?

After college, I see myself possibly pursuing a career in the business sector, and if I can further my lacrosse simultaneously, I may venture down that path as well. I have also toyed with the idea of potentially coaching sometime down the road, and feel I could hopefully benefit the game for future players.

Q: Favorite TV Show?

Planet Earth.

 

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