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Sarasota Athlete of the Week: Sean Laureano

Laureano is the lone senior on the Cardinal Mooney High boys lacrosse team.

Cardinal Mooney senior Sean Laureano.
Cardinal Mooney senior Sean Laureano.
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Sean Laureano is a senior on the Cardinal Mooney High boys lacrosse team. Laureano's leadership helped the team to a 15-1 home win over Riverview High on April 3, in the process capturing the "Lacrosse Town Rivalry" trophy. 

When did you start playing lacrosse?

I started in first grade. I have to credit my brother (Christian Laureano), he put me onto the sport and I have played it ever since. 

What is the appeal to you?

It started as a sport I loved to play. I tried soccer and baseball and other sports, but lacrosse stuck. Now, lacrosse is a part of me. It's part of my identity. I love this team. There's not a better group of guys who could be playing next to me. 

What is your best skill? 

I think my energy is contagious. When it catches on, it can change a game. That's one of my favorite things to do on the field, create energy. 

What have you been working to improve?

Being a leader for these boys. I'm the only senior. That made me look at things a bit differently. It was up to me, a little bit, to decide how this thing went, because they're going to be looking up to me. I have been trying to be a good person and player for that and I think I've done that. 

What is your favorite memory?

Two years ago, coming back from injury on my brother's Senior Night. I surprised him (by playing) and I scored six goals. That night was awesome. It meant a lot to both of us. 

What is your favorite food?

It's basic, but I love chicken. Any kind. 

What is your favorite TV show?

It has to be "Breaking Bad." It's a classic. 

What is your favorite subject?

Either science or English. Science, I like being hands-on. English, I like analyzing things and putting my own interpretation on them. 

Which superpower would you pick?

I would want super speed. I'm not the fastest guy, so it would help me in a lot of ways. 

What is the best advice you have received?

My grandfather (Richard Denton) said that a good man never dies. I believe that if you're a good person and you leave an impact on people, that impact will never leave. 

Finish this sentence: "Sean Laureano is …"

Spontaneous. Sometimes my friends say I'm unpredictable.



Ryan Kohn

Ryan Kohn is the sports editor for Sarasota and East County and a Missouri School of Journalism graduate. He was born and raised in Olney, Maryland. His biggest inspirations are Wright Thompson and Alex Ovechkin. His strongest belief is that mint chip ice cream is unbeatable.

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