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Mike Cintineo – HS Dirty Birds Head Coach and Etowah Varsity Head Coach

 

Getting to know Coach Cintineo

High School Playing Career (Attack):

  • Graduate of Honeoye Falls-Lima High School (Rochester, NY area)
  • Led team to NYS lacrosse semi-finals during his senior year (2005)
  • Led New York State in goals scored and points on the year with 90 goals and 143 points
  • Cintineo’s 90 goals ranked 9th all-time in New York State for most goals scored in one season at time of his graduation in 2005
  • In two years of high school varsity lacrosse, Coach Cintineo accumulated 225 points on 151 goals and 74 assists
  • Cintineo holds school records for most points in a season (143), goals in a season (90) and total career points (225)

College Playing Career (Attack):

  • Coach Cintineo started his career at Ithaca College, but eventually transferred and graduated from SUNY Geneseo
  • Was named Rookie of the Year in the Empire 8 Conference at Ithaca College
  • Was named 2nd team all-conference his freshman year (35 goals, 8 assists)
  • Scored 36 goals and 10 assists his sophomore year at IC
  • During his senior year at SUNY Geneseo he set the school goal scoring mark for one season with 53 goals and a 3.5 goals per game average, which was 2nd highest in the country for NCAA Division III during the 2009 season
  • Was named to the SUNYAC All-Conference Team in 2009
  • Twice named USILA Player of the Week (4/23/06 and 3/28/09)
  • During his time playing for Ithaca College and SUNY Geneseo, both teams were consistently ranked inside the top 10 in the country at the NCAA Division III level
  • Coach Cintineo finished his college career with 164 points on 132 goals and 32 assists

Head Coaching Career:

  • In 2013, he led Duluth (GA) High School to a 9-8 record and two players were named to the All Gwinnett County Lacrosse Team
  • In 2014 Coach Cintineo led Etowah (GA) High School to an 11-7 record
  • The team played the 10th toughest schedule in Georgia
  • Three seniors continued their playing careers at Division II colleges
  • Six players were named to the Cherokee County All Conference Team
  • Four players were selected to play in the Georgia High School All-Star Game
  • Coach Cintineo was selected to coach in the Georgia High School All-Star Game
  • In 2015 Coach Cintineo led Etowah to a 14-7 record and a Final Four berth in the 6A state playoffs where they upset the #1 team in the state, Johns Creek, in the 1st Round
  • The team averaged over 12 goals a game and allowed only 6 goals a game
  • The team beat Milton High School for the first time in program history
  • Six players were named to the All Cherokee County All Conference Team
  • Coach Cintineo was named Coach of the Year in Cherokee County
  • Six players were selected to play in the Georgia High School All-Star Game
  • Coach Cintineo coached in the Georgia High School All-Star Game for the 2nd year in a row
  • In 2016 Coach Cintineo led Etowah to a 15-6 record and a Final Four berth in the 6A state playoffs for the 2nd consecutive year.
  • Boys lacrosse is the only boys sport in the history of Etowah High School to reach the Georgia State Final Four in consecutive seasons
  • Four players were named to the All-State team including Etowah’s first 1st team all-state player for the 6A classification
  • For the team’s efforts, Coach Cintineo was named Cherokee County Coach of the Year for the second season in a row as well as runner up for the Georgia HS Lacrosse Coach of the Year
  • Six players were named to the 1st team All Cherokee County, including the County Player of the Year
  • In 2017 Etowah placed 4 players on the All County Team
  • In 2018 Coach Cintineo led Etowah to a 14-6 record, securing the 2nd seed in area 4 for the state playoffs.
  • Three players earned all-state honors with one player being named an All American, Etowah Lacrosse’s first ever High School All American.
  • Four players were named 1st Team All Cherokee County, including the County Player of the Year
  • Coach Cintineo was named Cherokee County Coach of the Year for the third time in five years
  • For his efforts, Coach Cintineo was named State Runner Up for Coach of the Year in Georgia
  • Coach Cintineo was also the keynote speaker at the Georgia Lacrosse Official Association preseason meeting
  • In 2019 Coach Cintineo led Etowah to a 18-2 record, securing the 1st seed in area 5 for the state playoffs. This is the first time in Etowah lacrosse history winning the area title.
  • The team led the state in goals scored (306) and goals allowed with only (84)
  • The team set program records of: wins (18), goals (306), goals against (78), winning streak (13 games), losses (2).
  • Three players earned all-state honors with one player being named an All-American for the 2nd straight season.
  • Eleven players earned Georgia 6-7A, Area 5 all area honors
  • Five players earned 1st team spots on the All Cherokee County Team
  • Etowah had the County Player of the Year for the second year in a row
  • Coach Cintineo was named Cherokee County Coach of the Year for the 4th time in six years at Etowah
  • Coach Cintineo will be entering his 7th year at Etowah in 2019-20 school year and has a career head coaching record of 89-45 and a 66% winning percentage