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Football Highlights St. Anthony's Signing Day

Friars send talented class to Stony Brook, Army on National Signing Day.

Seawolves red filled the St. Anthony’s High School library Wednesday as three football standouts committed to rising college football power Stony Brook University on National Signing Day.

Running back Anthony Anderson, cornerback Fifunmi Famulisi and kicker Matthew Musgrove each signed intents to enroll as preferred walk-ons and will get a chance to compete at Stony Brook, which has won a share of the last four Big South Conference championships.

“Stony Brook stood out and I’m happy my two friends are going with me,” said Anderson, a Commack native who rushed for 1,500 yards the last two seasons and led the Friars to the CHSFL Class AAA title as a junior.

Two other standouts for the Friars, linebacker Dan Carlone and guard Joseph Tustin, will each attend Army Prep for one year before moving on to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

“I went to the Army-Navy game. Seeing that experience, I just wanted to play in it so bad,” said Carlone, who started as a freshman at Jericho before transferring to the South Huntington parochial school.

They represent the latest in a long line of St. Anthony’s players who chose service to the nation on their path to manhood.

Past Signing Days: Fall 2012 l Spring 2012 l Fall 2011 l Spring 2011 l Fall 2010 

“They picked the right places,” said St. Anthony's Football Coach Rich Reichert, whose program is coming off an 8-3 season. “They didn’t go over their heads. I think they all can be successful.” 

The day wasn’t only about football. 

The nationally-ranked St. John’s University men’s soccer program gets talented goalkeeper Connor McElhinney.

“It’s the most professional atmosphere in college soccer,” McElhinney said. “It’s a job. That’s what I’m looking for so I can get to the next level.” 

And University of Alabama Coach Miles Thompson was on hand as Chris Bacon Jr. signed to play adaptive basketball for the Tide.

      St. Anthony's 2013 College Commitments

Athlete College Sport

Anthony Anderson

Stony Brook University

Football

Sydney Arestivo

Fairfield

Women's Soccer

Chris Bacon Jr.

Alabama

Adaptive Basketball

Dan Carlone

Army Prep

Football

John D’Alesandro

Boston University

Tennis

Skandal Delince

Queens College

Track and Field

Fifunmi Famulisi

Stony Brook University

Football

Jared Katz

Columbia

Football

Anthony Leggio

Stonehill College

Football

Jessica Lukas

Dartmouth

Men's Soccer

Connor McElhinney

St. John’s

Men's Soccer

Matthew Musgrove

Stony Brook University

Football

Christopher Pensa

Queens College

Track and Field

Brendan Reardon

Iona

Men's Soccer

John Risbergs

Yale

Crew

Joseph Tustin

Army Prep

Football

Jack Vivonetto

Bryant

Football

Jensen Wiedmer

Florida Atlantic

Women's Soccer

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