Serling graduated from Lafayette College with a degree in economics and business and is pursuing an MBA degree in finance at Hofstra while playing his final season. He has a 3.54 GPA after one semester in grad school. In 2010 he was a on the USILA Scholar all-America team and the Patriot League academic honor roll.
As a senior co-captain for Lafayette in 2010, Serling helped lead the Leopards to their first Patriot League tournament berth as well as being ranked in the national top 20 for eight consecutive weeks. In addition, he bounced back from an injury that caused him to miss the entire 2009 season to earn USILA all-America honors, USILA Scholar all-American honors, Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year honors and All-Patriot League first team honors in 2010. He was Lafayette’s first men’s lacrosse all-America honoree since 1931.
Since arriving at Hofstra, he has been involved in fund-raising and charitable endeavors including the Nicholas Colleluori HEADstrong Foundation to battle blood cancers, Long Island Holiday Magic for needy and homeless children, volunteering at the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless Candlelight Vigil and the Stephen Siller Tunnel-to-Towers Run benefiting the Stephen Siller Memorial Children’s Foundation.
In three seasons at Lafayette, Serling tallied 72 goals and 24 assists. In his last year there, he ranked first in the Patriot League and ninth in the nation in goals per game (2.64) and second in the Patriot League and 18th in the nation in points (49).