Jordan Naso stood out as one of the main stars of his St. Anthony’s JV team in 2019, and he will surely have a role on Varsity in his sophomore season in 2021. He joins an elite Saint Anthony’s roster that went 15-1 during the 2019 regular season. This was in large part due to his older brother, Jake Naso, whose play has earned him a spot on the Duke Lacrosse Team. Like his brother, Jordan is a Faceoff specialist as well, and he hopes that he too can become one of the greats to play for the Parochial program. Naso recently spoke with the LILJ about his time with Saint Anthony’s and what the game of lacrosse has meant to him. See below to read the full interview!
Q: How did you get started playing lacrosse?
A: I got started playing lacrosse when my brother started playing it. I then decided to try it as well.
Q: What would you say are your strongest attributes as a player?
A: My strongest attributes as a player are that I will never give up and I will always try to motivate my teammates to do better.
Q: Your brother Jake is one of the greats to come out of the St. Anthony’s Lacrosse program. How has he influenced your interest in the sport?
A: Jake is the reason why I started playing lacrosse and he’s worked with me through all these years. He has really helped me see the whole picture of lacrosse.
Q: What is it like playing for such a prestigious St. Anthony’s program and how are you feeling prior to beginning your tenure with the varsity team?
A: I feel honored to play for the St. Anthony’s coaches and with the my fellow teammates. We really have a special group of kids and coaches.
Q: How are you personally preparing for the next season and how has the cancellation of the 2020 season affected such?
A: I’m really excited to start my tenure with the varsity team. I’m eager to see how well we can perform with the group of guys we have. 2020’s cancellation has not really affected me as I have not stopped training to prepare for the season.
Q: How do you see St. Anthony’s performing in the next couple of years?
A: I think St. Anthony’s is going to do very well in the future. We have a couple of good classes coming in and a great freshman class right now.