FCIAC boys player of the week: Dario Pugliano
Warde's Dario Pugliano has been named MSG Varsity's male FCIAC Athlete of the Week for April 23-28 by a panel of athletic directors and MSG Varsity reporters. Pugliano had five hits including a grand slam, scored five runs and drove in five as the Warde Mustangs defeated Westhill 19-10 in a slugfest in Stamford last Tuesday. Pugliano’s homer in the top of the seventh as Warde put the game out of reach. One night later, at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, Pugliano belted two doubles and had four RBI during the Mustangs’ 6-1 win over crosstown rival Ludlowe. Pugliano will attempt to walk-on at Sacred Heart University next year.
What's your biggest athletic goal for 2012?
Pugliano: "To have a great season, help my team make states and FCIACs, and hopefully win both."
Who is your favorite teammate and why?
Pugliano: "Devin Lofton. He's a really good forend of mine who lives down the street. We play football and baseball together, and he's a great athlete who brings out the best in me and helps me compete."
What's the best piece of advice you've received?
Pugliano: "Manny Torres, my coach on the Technique Tigers travel tea, said hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
Which athlete is your biggest influence?
Pugliano: "Derek Jeter. He's a class athlete and great role model."
What's your proudest accomplishment away from the game?
Pugliano: "I would say getting in to college at Sacred Heart."