By Charles Kruzits
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/14/11
Attackman Nick Sterge, a 2010 Shipley School graduate, has committed to play NCAA lacrosse at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
Sterge, who is currently doing a postgraduate year at Loomis Chaffee in Windsor, Conn., helped the Gators win the Friends Schools League crown in 2010 when he collected 12 goals and 41 assists and earned Honorable Mention all-league honors. Before enrolling at Loomis Chaffee, Sterge played club lacrosse for team Connecticut RIP-IT.
While at RIT, Sterge intends on double majoring in Math and Economics. According to the U.S. News College Rankings, R.I.T. is rated the seventh best University of the Northern region.
A strong pull to RIT was second-year head coach Jake Coon. Last year Coon led RIT to a 14-6 season and a berth in the NCAA quarterfinals. The Tigers are 3-0 this year and ranked No. 6 in the nation.
“I am very confident in coach Jake Coon, he has the program headed in a good direction,” Sterge said.
Sterge decided to attend a post graduate school in order to mature academically and athletically.
“I wanted another year to improve academically and get more exposure while playing great competition,” Sterge said.
Next year the Tigers will be moving from the Empire 8 to the Liberty League.
“I want to keep advancing as a player and moving to the Liberty league will have us playing highly ranked teams and better competition,” Sterge said.
For his lone year at Loomis Chaffee, Sterge has his expectations set high.
“We are all looking strong,” Sterge said. “We all live together so our chemistry is where we need it to be; our goal is to win the Founders League.”
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