By Molly Tow
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/1/11
Malvern Prep rising senior attackman Jake Glancy has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Washington and Lee (Va.).
Glancy was part of a dominant Malvern Prep team that placed second in the Inter-Ac League with a league record of 5-3, 14-6 overall. In addition, Glancy has High Honors and a 3.9 GPA and volunteers for Evanfest.
Glancy, who plays club lacrosse for Old School, is planning on majoring in Political Science at Washington and Lee.
Glancy is the second Malvern Prep rising senior to commit to Washington and Lee in two weeks. He will join midfielder Graeme Weaver.
“When he learned that they were trying to recruit me, he always was always talking it up, talking to me about it, and he really gave Washington and Lee a good name,” said Glancy of Weaver.
It didn’t take Glancy long to understand why Weaver was so enthusiastic.
“Right when I got down there, [assistant] coach [Nat] St. Laurent gave me a tour of the facilities and the athletic complex, and right when I got to the campus, I just thought ‘wow this is an awesome campus I can really see myself here’,” said Glancy. “And then going through the rest of my visit, I could really see myself at Washington and Lee, being a student there and playing lacrosse there.”
The Generals went 9-8 last year and reached the semifinals of the powerful Old Dominion Athletic Conference where they went 5-2.
Other Malvern Prep players who have already made commitments to play college lacrosse are midfielder PJ Finley and defenseman Jack Sheridan (Notre Dame), midfielder Russell Atkinson and LSM/defenseman Kevin Samolsky (Navy) and defenseman Eddie Morris (Johns Hopkins).
The Friars made it to the Inter-Ac Invitational championship in 2011, but were edged out by Haverford School, 5-4, in the final seconds. Glancy looks back on the season positively, and feels that the Friars’ strong team chemistry led them to a year full of victories.
“It was honestly one of the most fun teams to be a part of,” said Glancy of his 2011 Friars. “We had a full team atmosphere – from the seniors down to the freshmen. The team really got along, and I think that made us pretty strong and led to the great season that we had.”
Glancy believes that strengthening the basics and keeping a sound team bond will be key to another successful season in 2012.
“Build that same team concept next year,” said Glancy. “Basically, get everyone on the same page. Get everyone’s stick skills to be 100 percent and just get ready for next year physically, mentally, and all about lacrosse.”
As much as Glancy is looking forward to his senior year, he is anxiously awaiting his transition to college with his friend and teammate.
“I’m really excited to get down there with Graeme,” said Glancy. “It’s going to be a great experience with two Malvern guys going to play at Washington & Lee.”
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