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Basketball Standout At Westport School Headed To Lafayette

Dom Cristiano Jr. of Valhalla, N.Y., seated, signs his letter of intent to play basketball at Lafayette College. With him are GFA teammates (left to right) Henry Holzinger, Elvin Rodriguez, Pat Seegers, Evan Roteman Sunday Okeke and Bennett Close.
Dom Cristiano Jr. of Valhalla, N.Y., seated, signs his letter of intent to play basketball at Lafayette College. With him are GFA teammates (left to right) Henry Holzinger, Elvin Rodriguez, Pat Seegers, Evan Roteman Sunday Okeke and Bennett Close. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Dom Cristiano, Jr. of Valhalla, N.Y., a senior who played at Greens Farm Academy in Westport, has committed to play college basketball for Lafayette College, a Division I program in Pennsylvania.

Cristiano joins classmates Chile Larraguibel (Pomona College, Calif.) and Isaac Manton (Hartwick College, N.Y.) as the third Dragon senior to announce his plans to play basketball in college.

Cristiano was an All New England Prep School player and an All Fairchester Athletic Association selection in the 2015-16 season. He lives in Vahalla, N.Y.

Greens Farms has placed 11 players into the college basketball ranks since head coach, Doug Scott took over the program in the 2010-11 season. That list includes Dan Chase '11 (Colby College), Brien Comey '12 (Kenyon College), Sean Obi '13 (Duke University), Hunter Eggers '13 (Franklin & Marshall), Pat Ryan '13 (Elon University), Matt Tate '14 (Franklin & Marshall), Zach Baines '15 (Middlebury College) and Jim Djema '15 (Suffolk University).

"As much as things have changed in this world of ours, the one thing that keeps paying off is hard work,'' Scott said. "These young men have all made the investment in themselves to be great in both the classroom and in the gym. It is a honor to be associated with every one of them."

Based on scouting reports, GFA also has three juniors Sunday Okeke (Darien), Elvin Rodriguez (Harlem, N.Y.) and Evan Roteman (Chappaqua, N.Y.) who will also be recruited to play college ball next year.

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