Johns Creek High School senior John Stastny has accepted a full appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, where he will play lacrosse.
The academy's lacrosse team competes as a member of the NCAA’s NEWMAC Conference.
John, 18, earned a combined seven varsity letters in swimming and lacrosse, some of which include being chosen as team captain for both the swim and lacrosse teams, receiving the Swim Team Gladiator Award, given the Lacrosse Team Most Valuable Player Award, Scholar Athlete recognition and being named to the LB3 2014 Elite club lacrosse.
His service activities included Habitat for Humanity with St. Brigid Catholic Church, Country Club of the South assistant swim team coach and Newtown Park assistant lacrosse coach.
The United States Coast Guard Academy, the smallest of the nation's five military service academies, is an accredited college educating future Coast Guard officers.
Admission to the Coast Guard Academy is highly competitive and less than 300 appointments are offered annually from a pool of over 2,500 applicants. Cadets receive a full tuition scholarship and monthly stipend for a five year service commitment to the Coast Guard upon graduation.
All graduates receive a bachelor of science degree and are guaranteed a position of leadership as a commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard.
John is the son of Jordan and Cynthia Stastny and older brother of Melissa Stastny, who all reside in Johns Creek.