By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/30/09
Hatboro-Horsham senior midfielder Eddie Coombs has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I lacrosse at Marist College.
Coombs also was named to play in the inaugural Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association Showcase. He plays for the Rebel Elite Club.
He plans to major in Political Science and hopes to attend law school. Recently he participated in a CSI law program in Washington D.C. with the National Youth Leadership program. An Honor Roll student, he had to get recommended to go to the program, which included 180 students from around the nation.
“I really liked the campus at Marist, it’s located off the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.,” said Coombs. “I like that it’s a small school. I think I’ll get a more personal relationship with my teachers.
“Also, the coaches had a big influence on me picking it. I like their practice style and they have a more fast-paced game. They like to push the ball.”
Coombs also is a standout running back on the football field, but he missed the entire 2009 campaign due to a torn labrum in his shoulder, an injury he sustained in preseason. Only recently did he get out of a sling.
“I was in the sling for five weeks and I can start passing and catching in two months,” said Coombs, as he looks ahead to the 2010 lacrosse season. “I might be back for the start of the season. I learned from this injury that you can’t take anything for granted.”
Coombs remains optimistic for his senior year. Along with several other seniors, including defenseman Ryan Mullen (signed with Penn State), the Hatters have a solid senior class.
“We have high expectations,” Coombs said. “This senior group expects to win the league championship and go to the state playoffs. We have a lot of key returnees.”