By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/9/10
Gunnery School (Conn.) junior midfielder Parrish Young has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Delaware.
Young, of Fair Haven, N.J., had 21 goals and 40 assists last year. He plays club lacrosse for the Tri-State All-Stars.
He plans to study Business and Economics at Delaware.
“I chose Delaware because of the storied history of the program, and the vibe that I got when I visited the campus in July,” said Young. “I was inspired at first by my summer coach, M.V. Whitlow, who was a standout defenseman there for four years.
“He has a good relationship with coach Shill (Bob Shillinglaw) and (assistant) coach (Greg) Carroll, so when he told me to visit I knew it would be a smart choice. I visited six schools, and Delaware was the first one. It took me a while to make the decision, but I’m glad I chose Delaware.”
Young also considered Lehigh, Ohio State, Georgetown, Villanova, Notre Dame, Fairfield.
Gunnery School is located in Washington and is a 4-year co-ed prep school with a small student body (around 250 kids). Young has also played varsity soccer and basketball.
”We didn’t do so well last year, considering the fact that our school is extremely small and known more for hockey than lacrosse,” Young said. “However, this year we have a new head coach Mark Conklin, who played at Hobart.
“He was a great player and is a great coach, and has started recruiting. In 2011, I want our team to win all our games in the conference, and compete to the best of our ability with the more difficult teams, such as Trinity Pawling, and Taft.”