Gee-Gees “kept coming out on top” for CEGEP recruit (VIDEO)

Repentigny kicker/punter joins OUA team’s 2016 class

Louis Amoruso will be starting the next chapter of his gridiron career in the Nation’s Capital.

Recently, the 6’0, 190 pound kicker/punter signed with the Ottawa Gee-Gees.  Amoruso will join the team for the 2016 RSEQ season.

During his recruitment process, Amoruso was heavily sought after by multiple schools.  After a lengthy deliberation, he opted for the Gee-Gees.

“After the Bol D’Or win many schools contacted me about joining their program,” recalled the kicker.  “The decision was a very tough one and after discussing it with my parents who suggested I take out football from the equation, Ottawa kept coming out on top.”

“It was a university set in the capital with access to great teachers but small enough to keep it personal.”

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Academics played a central role in his decision.

“I am very happy to be able to study at the Telfer school of management in International Business at the Univ of Ottawa this fall,” added Amoruso. “In addition to being able to study in my chosen field I am looking forward to joining the GeeGees football program.”

“Telfer School of Management is also very well regarded in terms of management schools and since I will be in international business the student diversity should help me fully profit from my experience.”

When it came to the Gee-Gees, Amoruso took an unconventional route with his recruitment.  Ultimately, it paid off and he is looking forward to his future on and off the field in Ottawa.

“Unlike other universities with whom I was in contact, It was only after I was accepted that I contacted Coach [Jamie] Barresi and showed my interest in joining the football team,” offered the Quebec kicker.  “I was fortunate to meet him at the open house he allowed me to join the team and when he mentioned academics and all the support available to students in general before anything football I knew I was making the right choice.”

“I met some students and players and felt like I was already part of the family. I am concentrating on finishing my DEC at Vanier and look forward to joining the GeeGees in August at camp.”

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Amoruso began his gridiron career at the age of 16 with the Launadiere Rhinos.  He would move on to play for CEGEP Division 1 team, Vieux-Montreal Spartiates where he helped the team win a Bol D’Or Championship as he made a kick to tie the game and then booted the game winning field goal in triple overtime.

After two seasons with the Spartiates, the kicker transferred over to Vanier Cheetahs.

“Following that season, after discussing my academic progress with my family I made the incredibly difficult decision to leave the team and transfer to Vanier College,” reflected Amoruso.  “I had never studied in English before but felt that if I wanted to increase my chances of getting into university this was my best option.”

“Since I’ve been at Vanier, I have been able to pick up my grades every semester and this allowed me the opportunity I have now.”

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Throughout his career, Amoruso has been able to achieve his gridiron goals due to several individuals who have instructed and motivated him.  As he moves on to the next phase of his career, he is hopeful to continue to

“I have been fortunate to have had great coaches such as Denis Boisclair, Gerry McGrath, Dimitri Monolopoulos and Steve Wolfe and am looking forward to being coached by another great coach Dave Miller Johnson,” expressed Amoruso.  “Finally, I need to mention and thank Cherif Nicolas, the head coach at Vieux-Montreal who gave me my chance and believed in me as well as Coach Pete [Chryssomalis] from Vanier.”

“I have been fortunate to meet and play with and against many great players and the memories will last a lifetime. I am also very excited about the next chapter both academically and football wise.”






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