By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/30/10
Central Bucks East senior midfielder Brenden Coleman has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the Air Force Academy.
Coleman was a Third Team Suburban One Continental Conference pick in 2010 for the Patriots, helping them share the league championship with Hatboro-Horsham while reaching the state playoffs as the sixth seed out of District 1. Coleman plays club lacrosse for Twist.
Coleman’s commitment to Air Force is the latest of five Philly commitments from the senior class to the academy in Colorado Springs, Co. He joins fellow East middie Warren Kuhn as well as defenseman Alex Warden (Garnet Valley) and Ryan Crane (Germantown Academy) and Malvern Prep midfielder Keith Dreyer as Air Force recruits.
Coleman and Kuhn are two of five East seniors to commit to Division I colleges and two of four to commit to military academies. Earlier, face-off specialist Sean Reilly committed to Navy and midfielder Ryan Whitney committed to Army. A fifth East senior, defenseman Weston French, has committed to Division I Siena.
Coleman plans to major in Business Management.
“I liked the coaches, and the team is more like a lacrosse brotherhood,” Coleman said. “I also like the school and the opportunities by going to the Air Force.
Coleman also said going to school in Colorado Springs is an attraction.
“I really like the weather and in the winters I will be able to snowboard; I am really into that,” he said. “It’s a unique college experience, it’s not like any other college.”
With all the returnees, Coleman is confident the Patriots can be a major force in District 1 in 2011.
“I definitely think can play with anyone,” he said. “Our senior class has been playing with each other for a long time – since 7th and 8th grades. The underclassmen definitely will have a big impact with us, too. We have high hopes.”