Circleville High's Connor Zingarelli poses with family and coaches after signing to play men's soccer at Rio Grande
Thu, May. 17, 2012 - [Men's Soccer]
Rio Grande Sports Information
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande men's soccer program has announced the signing of Circleville High School's Connor Zingarelli for the 2012 season.
Zingarelli, a 5-foot-11, 150-pound defender, was a big part of a Circleville squad which 11-3-3 finish last fall. Head coach Steve Wastier's Tigers advanced to the semifinal round of the Division II Southeast District tournament before suffering a season-ending 3-1 loss to Warren. "I'm happy to have the chance to sign with Rio," Zingarelli said. "It's a nice little school that fits one well and they've got a good soccer program."
Zingarelli was a second team All-Mid-State League selection for the Tigers and was an honorable mention all-district honoree.
Zingarelli, who plans on majoring in nursing, is the second signee from Circleville High for the 2012 season, joining Kevin McCrady.
And, like McCrady, he admitted that his knowledge of Rio Grande prior to signing with the RedStorm was limited.
"I knew that Bob Evans came from there and that they had a good soccer program," he said.
Zingarelli added that he knows there are areas of his game that he needs to improve upon.
"My communication and organization are my strengths, but I need to improve on my foot skills and made the necessary adjustments," he said. "Hopefully, I can do that and continue to maintain a good work ethic in school."
Zingarellli is the son of Marc Zingarelli and Laura Stealey of Circleville.