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One might say Atty. Andy Shumlas bleeds green and gold ... with a little blue, white and orange mixed in.
A graduate of Wyoming Area High School, where he played football, basketball and track, he earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics from Penn State University, and a law degree from Syracuse.
"I'm a Penn State football fan," he says, "and a Syracuse basketball fan."
But Andy's heart will always be with his high school alma mater. He is a Warrior through and through.
And why not? He was on the field during one of the biggest victories in the storied rivalry of Wyoming Area and cross-river foe Pittston Area. It was the 2003 District Championship game played at Scranton Memorial Stadium which the Warriors won on a fake field goal play. You don't forget stuff like that.
Andy, who was born in Avoca but moved with his family to West Pittston when he was 12 years old, comes from a sports-oriented family.
His brother Anthony also played football at Wyoming Area, his sister Leslie played volleyball, and his sister Samantha scored the game-winning goal in Wyoming Area's first-ever field hockey win. Andy cannot hide the pride in his voice when he mentions that.
His dad, Walter, was an accomplished baseball player as a left-handed pitcher.
As for mom, Stephanie?
"She's always been our biggest cheerleader," Andy says.
Andy is a New York Yankees, New York Jets and New York Knicks fan. "They're my dad's teams," he says. "I grew up watching them."
Andy makes it clear that playing football under legendary Coach Paul Marranca made him the man he is and armed him with lifelong skills that are particularly beneficial in the practice of law.