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Athlete of the Week: Frank Ranfone

By Adam Hornbuckle
Staff Writer

Sophomore psychology major Frank Ranfone, an attacking midfielder on the men’s lacrosse team, is entering his second season for the Pioneers. Ranfone tallied seven points with four goals and three assists last year. Four games into the 2017 season Ranfone has racked up twelve points with ten goals and two assists. Nine of Ranfone’s twelve points come from his recent performance against American International College on Feb.11.

Photo by Julia Skyba
Photo by Julia Skyba

Q -You just had a seven goal game Feb 11; is that the most goals you’ve scored in one game?
A – I don’t want to say it was all me. All of my goals were assisted. We had a good day and I guess I was just the beneficiary of it.

Q – How long have you been playing lacrosse?
A – I’ve been playing since the sixth grade, so this is my eighth year playing lacrosse.

Q -Is this the best games you’ve ever had?
A -It’s the best I’ve ever had, especially at this school.

Q – Is this nine point game a sign of things to come?
A – Our offensive is really starting to click. We have a lot of good young players so I’d definitely say so as long as everyone learns their role and how they fit into our system, it will be.

Q – What made you choose LIU Post?
A – I had offers from other schools, but Post was the best balance of education and athletics. Also, it was the right distance, far enough from home but close enough to go back on the weekends.

Q – What town are you from? How was your high school lacrosse experience?
A -I’m from Guilford, Connecticut. High school was pretty good. I had a good coach and good people [who] influenced my getting to this school.

Q – Both of your roommates are lacrosse players. Is that a sign of team chemistry?
A – It’s a pretty close and tight knit unit. Everyone is pretty supportive and hardworking in practice.

Q – You’re only a sophomore. What are your goals here at Post?
A – I’d like to win conference every year I’m here, but the ultimate goal is to win the national championship. I want to get one of those before I leave here.

Q – How hard will it be to win the national championship?
A – Nothing’s easy, especially something like that, but we have the pieces. We just have to put it together.

Q – The team just had a lot of seniors graduate. How does that affect your outlook on the season?
A – I came into this season anxious because it left a lot of holes for younger players like myself to fill. We got the opportunity to step up and fill the shoes of some pretty talented seniors [who] just graduated.

Q – What do you think the biggest challenge will be?
A – Big time games. You never know how young players will handle it.

Q – What is your prediction for the upcoming Merrimack and Adelphi games?
A – I’d like to predict two wins out of those games. We’re pretty excited and we think if everyone plays their role we should come out with the win.

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