By Charles Kruzits
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/19/11
Archbishop Carroll senior goalie Tom Mitchell has made a verbal commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Albright University, a new program that begins NCAA play in 2011-12.
Mitchell, Vice President of the Student Body, is a three-year letter winner who has been an important part of the improving Carroll lacrosse program. Last season his team finished 10-7, its first which marks the first time in over five plus years the men’s program had a winning season.
At Albright Mitchell intends on majoring in Business and would like to focus on sports management.
Mitchell, who also considered Emmanuel College, Richard Stockton College, and Pace University, is pleased to be one of the first recruits at Albright under coach Jake Plunket.
“Coach Plunket told me I could come here and play right away and say I could be the start of a new tradition,” said Mitchell. “The facilities were unbelievable and the field and locker room were a lot more than I expected.
“Coach Plunkett is one of the nicest people you could ever meet and I know he has the ability to start a new tradition at Albright.”
Mitchell is optimistic about the upcoming season for him and his Patriots. His team remains almost intact from last year with a couple newcomers and faces a challenging schedule, including Catholic League powers La Salle, St. Joseph’s Prep, and Inter-Ac power Malvern Prep.