Freshman-r • Midfield
Glen Ridge, N.J. • Glen Ridge HS
At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad • redshirt freshman who played in just one game as a true freshman in 2012 • quick player who is expected to be a key contributor as a defensive midfielder.
2012 Season: Saw backup action in season opener vs. Detroit but did not play again and retained freshman eligibility • assisted on a late goal in that victory and also picked up a groundball.
High School: Played football, lacrosse, and basketball at Glen Ridge High School • played midfield for lacrosse team that captured three conference titles and won the state title his senior year in 2011 with a 15-4 record • played quarterback in football and power forward in basketball • three-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Carl Houser in lacrosse • led team to state title as a senior when he was named a high school All-American • also earned all-conference and All-State honors • three-year varsity starter at quarterback in football • earned third team All-State honors as a senior when team won conference title • also earned all-county honors • honor student.
Personal: Elijah J. Conte ("conti") • born Aug. 12, 1993 • son of Nicola Conte and Bonnie Jacobs-Conte • marketing major a Delaware with a minor in advertising • cancer survivor who had leukemia as a child and was given a 15 percent chance to survive • youngest of four children • brother, Dylan, plays college lacrosse at NCAA Division III Kean University • enjoys golf in his spare time.
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