By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/31/12
Pennridge senior defenseman Mac Weiss has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Arcadia University.
Mac Weiss log:
High School: Pennridge
Graduation Year: 2012
College Choice: Arcadia
Other info: Arcadia begins its first year of varsity play in 2012-13 under Drew Delaney. Weiss and North Penn goalie Mike Tappen are among the first recruits.
Club Affiliation: LB3-North
Major lacrosse honors: Honorable Mention Suburban One Continental Conference; Defenseman of Year for team, Blue Chip Top 225 All-Star 2010
Academic honors: Student of the Month, October, by Rotary Club; Distinguished Honor Roll.
What will you major in/study? Biology/Physical Therapy
Why did you choose Arcadia? “I was looking at a couple lower D1 schools and upper tier D3 schools and I got an e-mail at end of the summer from the Arcadia coach (Delaney). We looked into it; we took a visit and I felt like the coach is super-organized and knows what he’s talking about. Everything kind of clicked. I was in physical therapy at the time and I thought it was a cool program; I get to chase my academic dream and help build a program at Arcadia.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “Since my freshman year, every season we’ve gotten better and I am hoping to keep that rolling with the team. We have a pretty talented team with a lot of kids that have been on varsity a few years; hopefully we’ll make an impact in the conference and with our record overall.”
Other comments: “I want to thank my parents, my dad Chuck and mom, Amy; I also ant to thank my coaches, in high school and club lacrosse. And also I thank my girlfriend and all my friends and family for supporting me through the whole process of recruiting and training.”