Cas Mastropaolo, A Long Road Home

Cas Mastropaolo has traveled a long road to what he now considers home in both life and football.

Mastropaolo did not have an easy transition to his outstanding football career in the United States. He was born in Haiti and as a young child was serving as a child slave. He was also diagnosed with hearing impairment, typhus, tuberculosis, and malnutrition. That was a dark moment for him, but his life steered to a new and better direction when the Mastropaolo family adopted him back when he was around six years old. He was then enrolled in the local Pre-K and is now attending Edison High School in Milan, Ohio. Because of his diverse past and the new life he was given, he believes that this journey made him want to become the best he can be and that there is no limit to what he can do on and off the football field.

The Senior Running Back and Defensive Lineman has big plans in store for the 2018 season, including All-Ohio and the most prestigious honor you can receive as a football player in the Buckeye State, Ohio’s Mr. Football. Some other goals include earning college offers, win the state title as a team, and become the top recruit in the country. To accomplish all of those goals in a single season is a large order to fill, but Mastropaolo believes that he cannot be satisfied with who he is today because it has been a long journey for him, and without those goals, then there is nothing to strive for.

Honors have been flying off the shelf for the hard working Mastropaolo, as he was awarded Semper Fidelis All-American, All-Sandusky Bay Conference Honorable Mention, and MaxPreps National Athlete of the Month after finishing with 43 tackles, 5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, and an interception for a touchdown as a junior Defensive Lineman in 2017. He also received a spot on the USA Football National U14 Team in 2013. He is a two sport Varsity Letter winner in football and track for the Chargers and has been working hard in the weight room, achieving the 3x Iron Man Club, 3x 1000 LB Club, 2x 250 Bench Club, and the 225 Bench Club at Edison High. As a team, he is a part of something special as the Chargers have advanced to back to back state semifinals in Division V in 2015 and 2016.

Mastropaolo has fought every day to get where he is and does not plan on stopping anytime soon. He is determined to succeed, receive an education, to pursue an NFL career, and to someday coach at the college or professional level. To him, his football career is just beginning.