According to Newsday.com , Xavier Arline from Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) signed his national letter of intent to play football at Navy. Arline is a two-sport star who has been an All-Long Island selection in both football and lacrosse. He was previously committed to North Carolina, but announced on Dec. 19 via Twitter that he was reopening his recruiting to pursue his options to play football and lacrosse.
All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”. - Walt Disney
— Xavier Arline (@XavierArline24) December 19, 2019
“The Naval Academy lacrosse coaches said that I’ll have the opportunity to play lacrosse whenever I feel like it would work for me when I figure out how to balance the military training, my academics, and the two sports,” Arline told Newsday.
On the gridiron, the quarterback completed his high school career with 8,621 total yards and 124 touchdowns. He helped Shoreham-Wading River to Long Island titles in both 2016 and 2019. On the lacrosse field, he has been equally impressive. As a junior, Arline totaled 137 points on 70 goals and 67 assists. He played on the varsity team as an 8th grader and scored 42 goals and 14 assists. Entering his senior year, Arline needs only 41 points to reach 400 for his career. With 10 goals, he will reach 200.
Arline wraps up the story on Newsday by saying that he may not play lacrosse during his first year at the Naval Academy.
Here is Shoreham-WR senior @XavierArline24 making his official commitment to @NavyAthletics. @SWR_FB @Coach_ASmith45 @nysswa @SectXISuffolk @team91lacrosse @NavyFB @paulcarcaterra @SportsRushN12 @News12LI pic.twitter.com/ML3FQrpBpA— Kevin Maher (@KMaherNews12) February 7, 2020