Congratulations to Anthony Corrao, of Apex, NC and to the 2012 USARS JR Men’s Inline Hockey Team USA, on winning the Bronze Medal at the 2012 FIRS World Inline Hockey Championship in Bucaramanga, Colombia, June 30 – July 8. This was his first year playing for the JR Men’s Team USA and representing Team USA at the World Championships. Anthony is currently a senior at Apex High school, and currently skates for USA clinics in Alkali, NC. An interesting fact about Anthony is that he is an avid bowler.
Team USA Years: 2008 /16 and under/ Team USA East
Hometown: Apex, North Carolina
Current residence: Apex, North Carolina
Personal website/journal/web log (blog) address: n/a
Education: High School Graduate
High School attended: Apex High School
Year of Graduation: 2012
Location of High School: Apex., North Carolina
Sports you completed in while in high school (include number of years): soccer 2 years, club hockey 4
Other High School activities: art club
College attended: n/a
Year of Graduation: n/a
Sports you competed in while in college (include number of years): n/a
Other college activities: n/a
Occupation, current employer: I currently work for Zebras United through Dream Sports Center in Apex,
North Carolina. I am a hockey and soccer ref.
Career goals: I plan on attending Wake Tech in the fall and take some basic core classes and think about
About what I want to do with my future.
Current Skating club: USA clinics/ Alkali,N.C
Coaches name: Frank Corrao/Charlie Le
When did you begin skating: I started to skate when I was about 11 years old
Are you sponsored and if so, by whom: n/a/
Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: I would like to get sponsored, play college hockey and
would love to play in other countries.
Team USA sport Accomplishments:
Pan American Games:
Awards, honors and statistics received in roller sports: I received MPV at State Wars, was awarded the privilege of playing on the Team America all stars.
Other awards and/or honors received outside of roller sports:
Other sports you currently participate in: ice hockey, bowling, rec. soccer
Who is your favorite sports figure: Gretzky/Kopitar
Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: I would have to say my brother and father. Michael has always been there for me and I can talk to him about anything and he makes me want to be a better person. My dad because he has shown me what hard work and dedication can do for a person who strives to attain it. He has taught me the value of being on a team and being a team player.
List your hobbies: art, drawing, painting, video games, watching all kinds of movies
What music do you listen to during training or competition? n/a
What makes you a unique and special person: the fact that I take life one day at a time. I don’t worry about a lot of stuff, and I always look at the good in most situations and in people.
Favorite food before a competition: I know its bad, but I love Coke…drink way too much of it. And probably pizza too.
Favorite Movie: Titanic – I could watch it over and over again
Favorite place to shop: on line, Polo
Most prized possession: my twig of course
If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: funny
Anything else you would like us to know about you: That I am so excited about this chance to play in South America. Its like one of my dreams, to play in another country. I am just so excited about meeting new people and seeing how others live. And playing with some awesome teams is going to be a major wow moment for me.
Fathers Name: Frank Corrao
Father’s Occupation: Cisco Systems – manager
Mothers Name: JoAnn Corrao
Mother’s Occupation: she likes to be called a domestic goddess…hahaha…she is a stay at home mom and has been there for all of us every day and every night.
Brothers: Michael Corrao – 25 years old a senior at UNCW
Sisters: Nichole Corrao- rising senior at Apex High School