Athlete of the Week: West Genesee's Daniel Colabufo

CAMILLUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The latest athlete of the week is a sophomore from West Genesee. Daniel Colabufo is just in his third season with the Wildcats and he already has 11 goals through the first three games to lead the team.

Colabufo comes from a hockey family.  His father, Frank, is the Wildcats head coach.

“Playing for your dad has its ups and downs he's definitely harder on me than anybody else but it’s something special, most kids don't get that,” said Daniel Colabufo.

But the family ties run deeper than that.

“It’s kinda a family thing. Daniel is here now and he'll be the third son that I've got the opportunity to coach,” said Frank Colabufo. “My son Sammy was a goalie here for five years, did very well, graduated last year. My son Nathan, that 2010 team won a championship, he was a freshman on that team. My daughter Megan, who’s now a senior in college, sang the anthem here since she was 8 years old and my dad, has filmed every game we've played since the 2001 season. So it’s been a blessing for me to share these experiences with my family”.

“It definitely brings us closer. We all have something in common,” said Daniel Colabufo. “It’s just been a part of the family so to keep the tradition alive, it’s just been unreal”.

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