GOOD EYE: ND-West Haven John Amendola commits to Northeastern U
Notre Dame-West Haven pitcher John Amendola, who will be a senior this fall, said he committed to Northeastern University. The Division I Boston, Ma., school sought after the pitcher after he went 6-3 with a 96 strikeouts and a 1.23 ERA last season.
Amendola said in addition to Northeastern, which plays in the Colonial Athletic Conference, six or seven other schools were interested in him. He said Marist and Maine were his top choices with Northwestern. Fairfield University offered at the beginning of the summer, too. However, Amendola said Northeastern was the best place for him.
“It was the best fit for me academically, baseball-wise and will prepare me the best for my future,” he said.
Amendola, who is a starting pitcher on Branford’s 25-1 American Legion team, said he is glad to get this commitment out of the way.
“Now I can focus on legion and trying to help my team win a state title,” Amendola said. “I won’t have to fill out multiple applications in the fall.”
He said he will most likely major in finance or political science.