2016

Sports Legend

Anthony Costanzo, Class of 2005

Anthony achieved success in both athletics and academics at Hamburg High School. During his athletic career at Hamburg, Anthony earned a total of 18 letters, including 10 varsity letters (4 in Lacrosse, 3 in Basketball and 3 in Football). He capped off an outstanding lacrosse career by being named a US Lacrosse All-American in 2005, in addition to being a 2-time All-WNY selection. Anthony also received All-WNY honors in football, and earned All-ECIC 1st team selections in lacrosse, basketball and football. Anthony was named captain of both the lacrosse and basketball teams in 2004 and 2005. He was also an All-WNY Academic team member for all three sports. Anthony recalls winning regular season division titles in both football and lacrosse his senior year, the first in 10 years for football and the 3rd year in a row for lacrosse. As one of the top athletes in the WNY area, Anthony represented the Western Region in the Empire State Games in two different sports — basketball and lacrosse. He was a member of the 2003 bronze medal basketball team and the 2004 lacrosse team. One of Anthony’s greatest memories is his dunk in the basketball game against Frontier his senior year — his first game back from injury. After HHS, Anthony went on to play lacrosse at the University of Maryland, graduating in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as an engineer for three years before moving to Europe to earn a master’s degree. Anthony became a research engineer in San Antonio, Texas.