Checking in with ... Scott Galbo (East Lyme)
(Editor's note: The Day will be publishing a profile of a spring athlete for each day of the canceled high school athletic season.)
School: East Lyme High School
Sport: Boys' lacrosse
Position: Faceoff specialist
College choice: Eastern Connecticut State University (will continue to play lacrosse)
Chosen major: Finance
Favorite sport besides lacrosse: Football
Athlete you grew up admiring: Julian Edelman
Checking in with Scott: "Playing with my brother Richie (2019 graduate) was the best time I ever had playing. Whenever we were out there together, we knew we had each other's back and knowing each other so well and our game styles allowed for some amazing plays between us."
What you need to know about Scott: Galbo was an All-Eastern Connecticut Conference and All-Area selection last season at faceoff, a pressure-packed situation but also fun, he said. "There are many tricks and strategies to be able to win at the faceoff 'X,'" Galbo said. "Repetition and practice is very important, but the one thing I always found to make a difference was to constantly go over in my head what my movements were going to be so that I was mentally set on winning or doing whatever it takes to win before the faceoff even starts." Galbo's former coach for the Shoreline Sharks, Adam Rand, was a former faceoff middie for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse and helped implement different techniques into Galbo's style. He lists the top moment of his lacrosse career as "watching Waterford cycle through their team to find somebody for me to face off against." About that rivalry with Waterford ... East Lyme won eight straight ECC tournament titles before Waterford toppled the Vikings 13-12 in overtime last year to claim the championship. "I think our rivalry with Waterford is always a great game because whenever we play each other we know they are going to bring everything their team has and throw whatever at us they can to mess up our game," Galbo said. "Playing Waterford also typically meant more hitting because nothing fires your team up more than a big hit. Overall, I think it is a rivalry that will last for years to come." Galbo was a safety and slot receiver for the football team and was to be East Lyme's scholar-athlete recipient at the Southeastern Connecticut Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame dinner. He enjoys bacon, egg and cheese on an everything bagel from Giuliano's Bakery in Niantic. Said Galbo: "I'd just want to say thank you to all my fellow teammates who always gave their all to come together as a team to make each one of us better."
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