By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/30/11
Millbrook School (NY) senior goalie Will Gabrielsen has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Drexel University.
Gabrielsen is the nephew of former Wings great and Philly youth/club coach Scott Gabrielsen, who played with Drexel coach Brian Voelker as a member of the Wings for seven years. Will Gabrielsen’s club coach, Tri State’s MV Whitlow, also played with Scott Gabrielsen on the Wings.
Will Gabrielsen log:
High School: The Millbrook School (NY)
Graduation Year: 2012
College Choice: Drexel
Club Affiliation: Tri-State
Major lacrosse honors: All Western New England, High School Team Captain, Team MVP sophomore year.
Academic honors: Honor Roll, Member of community service trip to Guatemala as a part of Safe Passage
What will you major in/study? “As of right now I am undecided, but I am leaning towards either Business or Engineering.”
Why did you choose school? “I chose Drexel because of the great coaches who I am very excited to play for, the location, being in Philadelphia is very appealing because it is a great place where I also have family ties and family nearby. It’s also a great school with many great programs that will help me after college. Lastly, playing top level D1 is something I have dreamed about my whole life.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “We are looking very strong, we have a large senior class and we are hoping to make this a very memorable season for the program, and we hope to become one of the elite teams in New England.”
Other info: Gabrielsen wears No. 8, the same number worn by his uncle on the Wings.
Other comments: “I would like to thank my family for supporting me throughout the whole process as well as my High School coaches, Dave Mullen and Tom Spinella and my club coach MV Whitlow for all the great coaching and help they have given me.”