Soccer - 2002
Bart Lanahan graduated from Corning East High School in 1996. He played on the Corning District varsity soccer for five years, including four years as a starter. He scored his first varsity goal as an 8th grader and then tallied seven goals as a freshman when he was named to the All-STC second team.
Following that stellar freshman season, Bart was moved to defense at the beginning of his sophomore season and played defense for the remainder of his high school career.The transition from an offensive minded player to a defender proved to be an easy one for Bart as he was named to the All-STC first team as a sophomore, junior and senior. He capped his high school career by being named as the league MVP following his senior season. Bart also scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Ithaca, a team the Corning District had never beaten previously.
Bart's defensive prowess was put to a stern test twice when he faced two division one-bound players in Alexi Korol and Dema Kovalenko. He held both players in check and allowed only minimal damage. These two players both went on to Indiana University and led the Hoosiers to two national titles. Bart graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2000 with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. While at Notre Dame, he was a walk-on for the Fighting Irish, the only player to ever do that under coach Berticelli. His collegiate career in soccer was cut short by the injury bug.
Bart currently lives with his wife Colleen in Concord, NC.