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Rico Martinez

2023 | NC: Apex
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Student of the game...love watching film and analyzing my game and my competitors (also the professionals to see what I can pick up).

Started Lacrosse in 7th grade and fell in love after the first season. I have been taking faceoffs for every game after that and attend training with the professionals at the Faceoff Academy every chance I get. I have been selected to represent the Carolinas for the i95 Faceoff Showcase with Coach Smith (PLL Redwoods) leading us. I have also been selected to be in the Apex 60 National Showcase as well as the FOA National Showcase. I play club with Team 91 Carolina and love to finish both hands on the net after a FO win. I pride my defense on the field knowing that offense wins games but defense wins championships!

I played football and lettered as a freshman on Varsity Wrestling. I love to push my self in school and took my first AP class as a sophomore and got a 91. Turned to Homeschooling in 20/21 allowing me to reclass as a 2023 graduate. My goal is to find a lacrosse school that will help prepare me for my dream of becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon.

I have been volunteering at Salvation army for as long as I can remember enjoying giving back to the community during Christmas. I have also started volunteering at different food can drives and food banks. I enjoy lifting with my friends and riding my bike for multiple miles at a time.

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Athletics
Honors & Awards:
Faceoff Academy i95 Cup (Team NC - years 2020 & 2021)
Faceoff Factory Summit Showcase (2021)
Faceoff Academy National Showcase (2020)
The Main Stage Showcase (2021)
Apex 60 Showcase: All-Star recipient (2020)
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Other HS Sports Played:
Wrestling, Football
Play 2 Sports In College?
Yes
Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
i95 2nd year invitee/attendee for 2023's Main Stage Early Invitee for 2023s Nike National All-Star Team South Selected to the Apex 60 Showcase All-star team (2020) Invited to FaceOff Factory National Summit Faceoff Academy National Showcase Competed in i95 Cup for the FOA in 2020 I was on the Varsity team for MCHS (ended 2020 as the #1 ranked 4A team out of North Carolina by MaxPreps) with a 62.5% Faceoff win percentage

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Coach Contacts
High School:
Homeschooled
Coach:
Nick Holota
Team Name:
Jersey Number:
8
Club Name:
Team 91 Lacrosse Boys
Coach:
Samuel Carpenter
Team Name:
Team 91 Carolina Boys Varsity
Jersey Number:
8
Team Name:
Team 91 Carolina Boys 2023 A
Jersey Number:
8
2nd Club Name:
Faceoff Academy I95 Cup
Coach:
Peyton Smith
Team Name:
North Carolina
Jersey Number:
5

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Academics
GPA (unweighted):
93-96; 4.0; A

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Peyton Smith

Jun 14, 2021

I have had the pleasure of being Rico's faceoff coach over the past couple years. Rico is a student of the game always perfecting his craft. He has transitioned seamlessly to SNG faceoffs over the past year. Rico demonstrates an ability to beat his opponents with not just his hand speed, but also perfectly executed rakes and counters. I have full confidence that Rico could make an immediate impact at any collegiate lacrosse program.

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