Shoreham Wading River HS
At Delaware: Co-captain...fourth-year team member and one of 14 seniors on the squad...will be key member of first midfield unit...among the top middies in the Colonial Athletic Association and a strong All-CAA candidate...will be counted on as one of Delaware's top scoring threats...lefthander who has good strength and size at 6-3 and 195 lbs...excellent between the lines...was drafted No. 48 overall by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft in January...has played in 41 career games with 14 starts and ranks No. 3 among the team's active scoring leaders with 24 points on 19 goals and five assists.
2010 Season: Enjoyed finest season of career as a junior in leading Delaware to the CAA title and an NCAA Tournament berth...member of team's first midfield unit...played in all 17 games and started 14 contests...ranked No. 4 on team and second among midfielders in scoring with 18 points on 15 goals and three assists...had 44 shots, 13 groundballs, and three caused turnovers and recorded one game-winning goal...scored two goals each vs. Towson and Drexel in the regular season and vs. Towson in the CAA title game...had season-high six shots vs. Towson in CAA title game and five vs. Georgetown...forced two turnovers vs. Vermont.
2009 Season: Earned second letter as a second line midfielder...saw action in 14 games and scored two goals and dished out two assists...scored a goal in season opener vs. Saint Joseph's and did not score again until the Sacred Heart game in mid-April...sat out season finale vs. Drexel.
2008 Season: One of team's top freshmen...appeared in 10 games in a reserve role at No. 2 and No. 3 midfield units...did not play in the first two games and missed four games at mid-season due to an injury...scored his first and only career points with two goals in the win over Robert Morris.
High School: Three-sport standout in lacrosse, football, and basketball at Shoreham-Wading River High School...four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at midfield in lacrosse for coaches Tom Rotanic and Mike Delva...led team to three straight Suffolk County championships and to the Long Island title and state championship as a senior in 2007...earned All-Suffolk County and all-division honors and was game Most Valuable Player of the state title game when he scored six goals...two-year starter at quarterback in football for coach Bill Aston...earned all-league and all-division and won team's Courage, Pride, Heart Award...played two seasons as a forward in basketball for coach Kevin Kulhane...earned all-league and all-conference honors and won the team's Most Improved Player Award.
Personal: John Anthony Austin...born July 4, 1989...son of John and Cynthia Austin...sociology major at Delaware...would like to coach lacrosse after graduation...has an older sister and younger brother...mother is a teacher...hobbies include listening to music, longboarding, and playing basketball...has spent summers working at lacrosse camps.
Career-High Goals: 2 vs. Drexel-I, Towson-I, Towson-II, 2010