Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Lake Grove, N.Y.
High School: Sachem North


Before Maryland: The No. 46 overall recruiting in the class of 2017 according to Inside Lacrosse … finished as Sachem’s all-time leader in points (308), goals (173) and assists (135) … selected to the Under Armour All-America game … a three-time All-Long Island and three-time All-Tri State selection … named the Long Island Midfielder of the Year … played four sports in high school … played club lacrosse for the Tenacious Turtles.

Personal: Full name is James Anthony Avanzato … son of Jim and Patty Avanzato … has four siblings: Kathryn, Erin, Meaghan and Bryan … Kathryn is currently an all-conference standout on the women’s lacrosse team at PhilaU … enjoy playing golf … lists his father as his hero … also recruited by Penn State.

Why Maryland: To win championships and be a part of a storied program.

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Highlights vs. Marist
Highlights vs. Marist
Interview with Coach Tillman