Shoreham Wading River HS
At Delaware: Fifth-year senior who looks to return strong after missing all but five games in 2011 due to a knee injury and most of the fall season due to an achilles tendon tear • four-year letterwinner • outstanding midfielder who expected to miss the first several games of the season while recovering from the injuries • should battle for spot on first midfield unit when he returns • one of the team's most experienced players with 46 games played and 19 starts • has recorded 26 goals, 8 assists, 34 points, and 28 groundballs and seven caused turnovers during his career • one of 11 seniors on the team • lefthander who has good strength and size at 6-3 and 195 lbs. • excellent between the lines • was drafted by Major League Lacrosse for the second time in his career this past winter when he was selected by the Chesapeake Bayhawks with the 61st pick • drafted No. 48 overall by Chesapeake in January, 2011 draft.
2011 Season: Co-captain • had promising senior year cut short in the fifth game of the season vs. Bellarmine when he suffered a season-ending ankle injury • had started the first five games as a member of the first midfield unit and had contributed seven goals and three assists • also recorded 11 groundballs and four caused turnovers • netted hat trick with three goals against Presbyterian and had two each vs. Johns Hopkins and Detroit • continued as a strong leadership presence in the locker room and helped Hens go 11-7, win the Colonial Athletic Association title, and advance to the NCAA Tournament.
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 a 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: 3 vs. Presbyterian, 2011