Three months ago, a weight was lifted off Matthew Barbolini’s shoulders. The 19-year-old forward from Williamsville, N.Y., finally committed to a college, choosing to matriculate to Miami (Ohio) University, starting with the 2020-21 season.
“It was a long time coming, but I wanted to wait and make sure that I found the right school for me and was somewhere I felt I belonged,” Barbolini said. “Head coach Chris Bergeron and his staff made me feel like it’s going to be a perfect fit for me. I’m really excited.”
Barbolini, 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, already has proven to be an ideal skater for his rejuvenated Lincoln Stars squad.