Name: Dan Comite
Major: Advertising Design
Graduated: Spring 2011
Hometown: Swampscott, Mass.
After graduating this past June with a degree in advertising design, Dan Comite caught up with District to discuss his time at SCAD as a student-artist-athlete.
Comite was named to the All-Southeastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC) Division II first team for the third consecutive season and received the Sonny Pieper Award, which is given to the conference’s strongest defensive player, for or the second consecutive year.
District: How does it feel to win these honors?
Comite: To be honest, I was a little surprised this year because there were two excellent defenders that could have equally gotten the honor: Erik Elmquist and Cody Hoerauf, as well as our long stick middie and goalies, Wade Winebrenner and Kreyton Polka.
Altogether, I couldn’t have asked for a better defense around me, and it could have gone to any of us.
District: Why do think the lacrosse team was so successful this year?
Comite: I feel that the reason we were so successful as a team this year was because both our defense and offense were the best in our conference and in the league and every day at practice we were playing against each other so the offense made the defense better and the defense made the offense better.
District: Do you have any advice for new coming freshmen or current students that are interested in joining the team?
Comite: Stick it out. It’s all worth it in the end: the friends, the journey, the wins, the losses, the coaches and the experience.
District: How has lacrosse influenced your time at SCAD?
Comite: Honestly, I couldn’t imagine my life without lacrosse. It’s more than just a sport and it’s more than just a win and a loss. I mean it’s great to have a good team and win a championship—that’s icing on the cake—but it’s more about the friendships you make, the family you make and the networking.
To be able to play lacrosse at an art school and get an education at the same time has been my dream.
District: Is there anything you would have done differently?
Comite: No, there’s not one thing I regret.
The best words of advice I’ve had in my life, was after the season ended. We lost in the quarter finals in the national tournament and I was pretty upset being a senior and playing a competitive sport for the last time in my life.
On the flight back my coach and I were reminiscing and I was telling him how I was upset that it was over and he said to me, “Don’t be sad it’s over—be glad that it happened.”Contact Danielle Austin.