By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/13/11
Leonardtown (MD) senior defenseman Conor Duffy has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lehigh University.
Conor Duffy log:
High School: Leonardtown (MD)
Graduation Year: 2013 (is taking a PG year at school not yet determined in 2012)
College Choice: Lehigh University
Club Affiliation: Chesapeake Rock Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors: Varsity captain, Junior, Senior; Rockfish Cup Tournament Champion Team (Rock) 2010; Battle of the Boro Tournament Champion Team, 2010; Warrior North American Lacrosse Showcase – “All Star Team” -and “Best Defensive Player” of the tournament, 2011; All County First Team, 2011, St. Mary’s County; All Conference First Team”, Southern Maryland Athletic Conference, 2011; All American National Lacrosse Classic Mid-Atlantic Regional Team – Maryland Public School Team 2011; Champ Camp- TD Lax Select; Lehigh Valley Showcase – “All Star Team” – July 2011.
Academic honors: National Honor Society and multiple service projects/ Highest Honor roll /Cellphones for Soldiers collection drive organizer; SMAC Academic All Conference 08/09,09/10,10/11; Scholar Athlete 08/09,09/10,10/11.
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose school? “Lehigh represents everything that is successful in a lacrosse program, from the coaching, to the players, to the facilities, and so on. The school is very respected academically, which is one of the main things I was looking for in a school. Coach (Kevin) Cassese and the entire Lehigh lacrosse family made me feel welcome while I was there, which made the process much easier for me. After speaking with teammates, the coaches, and seeing the school, I knew that Lehigh was where I wanted to go.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “We are returning our entire offense this year, while losing all but one starting defender. Rebuilding the defense should be interesting, but with our coaching staff and the leaders of the team, I feel we will be a successful team this year.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank my high school coach, Bart Rogers – my Rock club coaches, Kyle Hannan and Kevin Mayer and clinic coach, Torre Kasemeyer. I would also like to thank my parents for all of their work; it wouldn’t have been possible without them.”