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Men’s recruit: Bishop Shanahan senior midfielder McErlean commits to St. Joseph’s

Thursday, 13th October 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 10/13/11

Bishop Shanahan senior midfielder Joe McErlean has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Joseph’s University.

Joe McErlean log:

Joe McErlean (shooting)

High School: Bishop Shanahan High School

Graduation Year: 2012

Position: Midfield

College Choice: Saint Joseph’s University

Club Affiliation: Twist, Duke’s LC

Major lacrosse honors: 2012 BSHS co-captain, 1st team Ches-Mont midfielder, 2011 Daily Local 1st team all-area, EPSLA rising senior all-star, Top 205 Rising Senior all-star, 2nd team PAC-10 attack

Academic honors: Honor Roll, Bishop Shanahan Leadership Council, 2011 Chester County Law Day Essay winner

What will you major in/study?: Business

Why did you choose school?: “St. Joe’s offers an excellent education as well as an amazing opportunity on the lacrosse field. The Haub School of Business is one of the finest in the country. I think that Coach (Taylor) Wray, Coach Dan Keating, and Coach Michael Keating’s work ethics are outstanding. I cannot wait to become a part of their new tradition on Hawk Hill!”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next year?: “I am very excited for this spring season. We lost a fair amount of senior starters, but I think that our younger players are biting at the bit to fill their shoes. We have a great coaching staff that would like to bring a Ches-Mont title to Shanahan this spring. I think that we are on our way to becoming one of the top teams in the area.”

Other comments: “I would like to thank my parents and family. Without them, I would not be the person I am today. I would also like to thank the coaches at Twist Lacrosse, the Duke’s Lacrosse Club, Shanahan, and Phoenixville.”

Other info: McErlean is the second recruit for first-year coach Wray; also committed is Cherry Hill East defenseman Samuel Kotler.

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