By Laura Frankenfield
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/3/10
Wissahickon senior attackman Garrett Rosiek has committed to play NCAA Division III lacrosse in the first-year program at Aurora University (Il).
Last season Rosiek had 25 goals, 22 assists and 50 groundballs for the Trojans, earning him the Trojan Varsity Rookie of the Year. He was also a member of the Montgomery County All-Star Team for the Keystone State Games.
Aurora will open play immediately in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference next spring under coach Brendan Dawson, a former assistant at Dickinson and Salisbury. Aurora’s program will also be the first NCAA men’s lacrosse program in the state of Illinois.
“I really liked Coach (Brendan) Dawson, he was an assistant at Salisbury and also Dickinson, so he knows how to build a program,” said Rosiek. “I also liked that Aurora is a first-year program, so I can have an impact on the team as a freshman.”
Rosiek plans to major in Special education.
“I liked that it was in the suburb, but also that Chicago is 30 minutes away; it’s the best of both worlds,” said Rosiek.
Rosiek, an Honor Roll student, is also a Wissahickon High School Student Council Representative, a member of the select choir and the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Ambassador. He was captain of the cross country team and has also been heavily involved with the Trojans various community service projects for the past two years.
Last year the Trojans finished the season with a 10-8 overall record and finished third in the Suburban One American Conference. Other Wissahickon players that have committed to college include junior defender Beau Gomez (Navy), senior midfielder Jeff Gebert (Susquehanna) senior midfielder Brian Frankenfield (Dickinson) and attackman Nick Lucchesi (Marywood).
“We are hoping as a team, to win the Suburban One and also go as far as the playoffs,” said Rosiek, who also considered Husson University, Misericordia University, New England College, and Chestnut Hill College.