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Anthony Iannello

School

Bryant University

Position
Midfield
Major
Communication
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Classroom

A Northeast Conference academic honor roll selection in 2010, Iannello maintains a 3.16 GPA in communication with a minor in business administration. Iannello has earned Dean’s List honors four semesters while maintaining internships with the Bryant Athletic Communications office and Pall Corporation (summer). Iannello also wrote for Bryant’s school newspaper, The Archway, as a sophomore.

Character

Iannello is a two-time captain and was the only junior captain last season as selected by team vote, a testiment to his leadership and the respect he commands from his teammates. Iannello has served as a camp counselor and coach over the last two summers and also served as a substitute teacher’s aide working with individual students suffering from various mental and physical disabilities. As one of the smallest players in Division I lacrosse, Iannello has had to work hard to prove himself his entire career, from getting recruited out of high school to proving to teammates and opponents alike that his small stature disappears on the field.

Community

Iannello is extremely active both in and around the Bryant community. A Special Olympics volunteer, he headed his team’s work with The Tomorrow Fund’s Adopt-a-Family progranm, collecting funds and organizing efforts to purchase and deliver gifts for children with cancer. Within the campus community, Iannello is a member of the Bryant Senior Advisory Council, a group of students from across the university which meets with the University President and top administrators on current issues and proposals. He also served as a volunteer blogger for NCAA.com throughout the 2009 season.

Competition

A two-time captain, Iannello has been the top longstick midfielder for the Bulldogs over the last three seasons. Iannello was named a first-team All-NEC selection and an NEILA All-New England choice as a junior after coming away with 46 ground balls and causing 16 turnovers on the year. He appeared in all 17 games and scored a goal against nationally ranked Brown while getting an assist against Wagner. Entering his senior season, Iannello is ranked in the program’s career top 10 in caused turnovers and ground balls per game, as well as caused turnovers in a game and caused turnovers in a season. He has played in all but two games in his career, including every contest as a sophomore and junior. He has also played a major role in guiding the Bulldogs through the transition to Division I and has been key to Bryant’s success in its first two seasons at the D-I level, where the team posted 10-5 (2009) and 12-5 (2010) overall records.