Name: Austin Castre
High School: Gates-Chili
Club Team: FCA Northeast Varsity Elite Silver
Where and when did you first begin playing lacrosse?
I began playing lacrosse in 5th grade because all my friends had been playing for Gates-Chili.
Why did you choose to attend Limestone College?
I’ve visited the college and it was an overall great atmosphere. Just a great place with a great team.
What are you looking forward to most at the next level?
I’m looking forward to being able to better myself in the sport I love and to receive a good education while doing it.
What are your future goals beyond college lacrosse?
I plan on majoring in accounting and business management so hopefully I’ll become successful with that as well.
Can you provide some insight into your experience with FCA? When did you join the program? How did you hear about the program? What was one of your favorite memories?
I joined the program in 9th grade. I heard about it from some friends who played and loved their experience. One of my favorite memories was having a great team my last year. We got along great and we had the best chemistry.
What advice do you have for any future FCA players about the recruitment process?
Always stay active in the recruiting process and never let anything discourage you. Be persistent.
What is your greatest strength as a lacrosse player? What is one part of your game you are focusing on getting better at before attending Limestone?
I’d have to say being able to transition from offense to defense fast. One part of my game I plan to better myself in is shooting with my off hand.
What is your favorite tailgate food?
Definitely hamburgers with mac salad in the summer.
Celebrity you would most like to hang out with?
Who is one lacrosse player you have learned a great deal from?
Seth Miler. He’s honestly helped me so much over the summer. He was a great coach and mentor.
What other lacrosse clubs have you played for over the years?
Rochester Fire, Section V Snipers
Feel free to include any shout-outs, special thanks.
Shout out to my parents for always being on me to do my homework and to stay persistent in the recruiting process. Also my school team and FCA team for sticking with me through everything!
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