It’s Friday Night. On the walk up, you can smell the hamburgers and hot dogs. You can hear the sounds of the marching band. It is high school football in the Sunshine State. After two last-minute victories this season, the Lake Nona Lions’ football team found itself sitting at 2-0 heading into district play. In the Lions’ second game vs Ocoee, #4 Anthony Queeley led the Nona offensive attack vs. the Knights. Queeley had 12 receptions for 160 receiving yards with 1 touchdown. In just two games, Anthony led the Lions in receiving stats with 18 receptions, 234 yards, and the one TD. Although the LNHS football season is now over and ended with the Lions enjoying their first district championship, we wanted to take a look back and get to know one of the team’s standouts.
How many years you have played football?
Played 3 years of high school football and 6 altogether.
What is your Grade Point Avg.?
My weighted GPA is 3.7.
What do you enjoy most about participating in athletics at Lake Nona HS?
What I enjoy most about participating in Lake Nona HS athletics is the memories I am able to make with my brothers on the team.
What is your most memorable moment from your athletics career?
The most memorable moment from my athletic career was back in the 5th grade when the Peewee team and we won our first national championship.
What lesson has your coach taught you about life?
The lesson that my coach (Coach Anthony Paradiso) has taught me about life is that everything that happens in life is not always going to go according to plan. You are going to fall, you are going to shake, you are going to face adversity. But it depends on what you decide to do after that that will make you the kind of man you are today. I will never forget (that).
What is one thing you would like to say to your parents/family?
I would like to say to my parents and family that everything I do in life is for them.
Who is your sports hero and why do you admire them?
My sports hero will have to be the famous Michael Jordan. Even though he obviously played a different sport, it is the same fight. He’s faced adversity throughout the game and always found a way to surpass adversity. Not always about the sports but also in life.
What is your plan after you finish high school?
My plan after I finish high school is to attend the college that I feel most comfortable with and seek to major in architecture and minor in business management. While doing that, I would love to participate in collegiate football.