By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/24/11
La Salle College High School junior defenseman Stefan Bergman has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Michigan.
Stefan Bergman log:
High School: La Salle College High School
Graduation Year: 2013
Position: Close defense
College Choice: University of Michigan
Club Affiliation: Duke’s Lacrosse Club
Major lacrosse honors: Played for the Duke’s LC Tri-State Championship Team as well as Duke’s LC Champ Camp Final Four team this summer and was selected for the EPSLA Showcase team this June; also selected for the Philly Showcase Fab 40 in 2010. Played for the Montgomery County lacrosse team at the Keystone Games and won Gold in 2009, as well as Summer Sizzle Champion 2009 and CrabFeast Champion 2010.
What will you major in/study? Movement Science and Biomechanics
Why did you choose the University of Michigan? “There are a lot of opportunities available at Michigan and the amount of resources available to student-athletes is overwhelming. Upon my first visit to Ann Arbor, Coach John Paul and Coach Broschart instantly made me feel like part of the family and the student atmosphere and school pride is infectious.”
Other info: Bergman is the second La Salle junior to commit to a Division I college this week. Attackman/Midfielder Matt Rambo committed to Maryland on Wednesday.
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “Hard work and a long road ahead. The talent is definitely there, it always has been, we just need to look around and decide as a group that we’re going to make our goals a reality and take nothing for granted. We’re going to live up to our hype this year.”
Additional comments: “I would like to thank everyone who helped me along the way, particularly the Duke’s LC coaches; Jason Christmas, Ebe Helm, Joe Vettrone, and Chris Fallon. I also owe a lot to my high school coaches Tony Resch and Bill Leahy.”
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