Hooch's Cioffi to Play Lacrosse at SCAD-Savannah
A four-year letterman, Cioffi helped Chattahoochee reach the Georgia 4-AAAA State Quarterfinals in 2012 and the Georgia 6A State Quarterfinals in 2013. As a junior, he was named to the GHSA 6A All-State second team, was Chattahoochee's MVP and Offensive Player of the Year and was chosen a DiVarsity All-Star and Student Athlete of the Year. A team captain, Academic Athlete and Palmer Dodge Athlete of the Week, Cioffi, a midfielder, played for Liam Banks’ elite LB3-Atlanta club team for four years. He has also served the Chattahoochee lacrosse program as a Cougar-2-Cougar mentor and has coached several Jr. Cougar teams.
A member of Class Council since sixth grade, he is co-founder and co-president of the Chattahoochee Mountain Biking Club, was an alternate in architecture for the 2013 Georgia Governor's Honors Program and won honorable mention in the 2013 American Institute of Architects, Atlanta Chapter, High School Design Competition.
Cioffi, who was accepted into the architecture programs at both the University of Cincinnati and Clemson, decided to follow his brother Will's lead in accepting an athletic scholarship from SCAD to study architecture. In 2013, the SCAD Bees were unbeaten in the Southeast Division and went on to the Regional finals with a six-game winning streak, where they finally fell in the championship match. The team has already qualified for the 2014 SELC Championships, to be played next month in Johns Creek.
Pictured with him are, seated, his parents, Ron and Kathy Cioffi, and standing, from left, CHS Athletic Director Milo Mathis, 2010-2012 CHS Head Lacrosse Coach Ryne Linsley, brothers Will and Luke Cioffi, CHS Assistant Principal Tim Corrigan, CHS Head Lacrosse Coach Michael Sopko, CHS assistant varsity coaches Bryan Reinert and Kevin Fabianski, and CHS Principal Tim Duncan.