Windsor Lancers welcome commit with open arms

Windsor brings in an commit from the GTA to their Class of 2018.

For the next few years, Marcus Monticciolo, a wide receiver from St. Martin Secondary School, will be able to do something he loves with the Windsor Lancers.

For Monticciolo, football isn’t simply a game he plays. “My life is football. I live and breath it,” Monticciolo said. “I grew up playing in the Mississauga Indoor Football Association and now that I am older, I truly understand the aspect of family that it gave to me through football.”

In his spare time, Monticciolo volunteers as a receiver coach for the women’s international tackle team and the youth tackle team in the MIFA.

Grounded by his own notions of family, Monticciolo was searching for similar elements from a university team. “The program rebuild and the way the coaches are going about it fits with the philosophy I look for in a team. It is clear to see that Windsor is one large family and I am excited to be apart of it all,” Monticciolo said.

“From the first time I visited the school, it felt like home to me. I was welcomed with open arms by the players and coaches and I knew that Windsor was where I was going to spend my next five years.”

At a towering 6’7, 220lbs, the young athlete will be bringing size to the Lancers receiving core. A fellow coach, Monticciolo said that the Lancers coaching staff playing a large role in him enjoying the school.

“All the coaches seemed to take a quick liking to me and I took a liking to them,” he said. “Through talking with them, I realized that I fit with the program. They where my first impression on the school and program and they were definitely a good one.”

Monticciolo plans on entering social work and eventually working with children. He played four years with the St. Martin Mustangs (Region of Peel Secondary Schools Athletic Association) and three with the Oakville Longhorns (Northern Football Conference). He is from Mississauga, Ontario.

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