BGS Old Boy shares his UK highlights.
Alex Mastromanno (OB 2016) is experiencing success after recently debuting as a punter at Florida State University.
Alex, who was the leading goal kicker for BGS in the 2015 and 2016 premiership-winning seasons, burst onto the VAFA scene with a four-goal haul in his side’s Round 12 win over St Bedes/Mentone Tigers in 2016.
After earning selection as a 17-year-old in the U19 representative game against AFL Victoria Country in Mernda, Alex stood tall by dominating the aerial contest and booting four majors. He would continue his outstanding Big V form after being named vice-captain in 2017 and kicking five of the side’s nine goals in a four-point loss in Frankston.
Following 12 goals in his first three games of 2017, Alex received the VAFA Rising Star nomination.
Alex took up punting with Nathan Chapman at Pro Kick Australia before being recruited by FSU and he is finding his footing in college football.
Now, after spending months back home in Australia during the pandemic, Alex is back in Tallahassee, working to secure the starting punter job for the FSU football team.
It was really nice to execute those punts and make the coaches happy.Alex Mastromanno (OB 2016)
“It was a great experience,” Alex said. “It’s been a goal of mine to kick on Doak Campbell Stadium for quite a while now. To go out there and have a positive experience was really nice for me. I guess a lot of credit has to go to the whole punt unit for helping me execute my job to the best of my ability.
“It was really nice to execute those punts and make the coaches happy.”