Austin Fusco had a lot to live up to going into high school: Both his dad and his older brother not only excelled as Husker lacrosse players, they earned All-American honors. But the Yorktown senior has already lived up to the family legacy, becoming an All-American pick as a junior.
“To be able to share that with my dad and my brother was really cool,” says Fusco, who has been playing the sport since he was about 5 years old.
Fusco made the vaunted Yorktown varsity team as a freshman, when his brother, Frank, was a junior. “It was tough, especially the first couple days of practice,” says Fusco. “It was really hard getting used to the speed. But I was so thankful to be able to be on that team that year, because we had such a great group of guys.”
The long-stick midfielder has been one of Yorktown’s top defenders throughout his career, leading a unit that has been at the heart of three consecutive Section 1 championship teams. In addition to his work for the Huskers, Fusco raised his profile at national recruiting showcases and camps, efforts that resulted in a scholarship to Syracuse University. Since committing to the Orange as a sophomore, he has worked to improve his speed, quickness, and strength, which will be essential as the Huskers go for another Section 1 title.
While individual accolades are great, Fusco is focused on bringing home hardware for the team. “I’d take a state championship over All-American any day of the week,” he says.