By Charles Kruzits
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/19/11
Haverford High senior long stick midfielder Joe Lasprogata has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Mercer University (GA).
Lasprogata intends to study Biology with hopes of going to Pharmacy school.
“I liked the fact that it was a small liberal arts institution and that they have their own school of Pharmacy,” Lasprogata said. “Being in Georgia, it’s nice to get away but it’s only a plane ride (from home).”
The lacrosse program at Mercer is breaking barriers. The Bears are in their first year of existence and the first Division I intercollegiate men’s lacrosse program in Georgia.
“Instead of being part of an established team I get to help build a team,” Lasprogata said.
Lasprogata also considered St. John’s, Susquehanna and Franklin and Marshall.
He is the second Haverford High senior to commit to play college lacrosse. Earlier, face-off specialist/midfielder Nick Chambers committed to play for Widener.
Lasprogata is confident his Fords will be a much-improved team in the Central League and challenge for a playoff berth.
“We almost have the same team as last year,” said Lasprogata. “We only lost three seniors. Everyone has been working hard, we will definitely be successful.”
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