By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/5/08
Conestoga senior goalie Peter Fox will probably be successful at running a business based on his prowess at overseeing his team’s defense.
“I need, obviously, to tell the guys where to go,” he said. “I need to make sure they constantly know what they are doing. You have a different perspective, a better perspective of where they are on the field and how they match up with guys.”
Fox – the Laxzilla/Phillylacrosse.com Male Student-Athlete of the Week – has a weighted GPA of 4.4 and hopes to use these skills he’s developing in organization and leadership as a business entrepreneur major in college. He is considering Boston University, Miami and Loyola Marymount’s business schools.
One of four captains on Conestoga’s two-time defending Central League champions, Fox has helped stake the Pioneers to a fine start in 2008. After Friday’s 11-4 win over Episcopal Academy, Conestoga, ranked fifth by Phillylacrosse.com, stands at 4-0. Fox has allowed just five goals all year in three full games.
Fox first began playing goalie in youth lacrosse for a team coached by his father, who also was a goalie in high school.
“I’ve always been a goalie since I started in youth,” he said. “I remember my dad asked if anybody wanted to be goalie, and I volunteered. I think I played midfield one time in my life after that.”
What does Fox enjoy about playing goalie?
“I like making the big save and making the big outlet passes,” he said. “It’s very rewarding.”
It would be even more rewarding if the Pioneers win a third straight Central League crown and make a run at the Keystone State title.
“I think definitely people are coming after us,” he said. “But I think we’ve got a good team and that we’ll be able to respond to that.”
As for his college choice, Fox is making academics a priority and notes that none of the three schools he’s considering has an NCAA program; though each has a club team.
“All of them have club lacrosse,” he said. “I like the city of Boston; that drew me up there. I looked at the schools in Miami and California primarily because of the business school and the weather.”