By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/27/12
Central Bucks East sophomore defenseman/LSM Tyler Butler has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at The Pennsylvania State University.
Tyler Butler log:
High School: Central Bucks East Patriots
Graduation Year: 2014
Position: Defense /LSM
College Choice: The Pennsylvania State University
Club Affiliations: Duke’s Lacrosse Club, Mesa Fresh 2014
Major Lacrosse Honors: 2011 Inside Lacrosse Top Gun Sophomore Watch List #15 (#2 Defenseman), 2011 Baltimore Summer Kick Off All-Star, 2011 Big 4 Lacrosse All-Star, 2011 Philly Showcase All-Star, Gait Fab 40 selection, 2011 Suburban One Champions, 2011 District 1 Finalist, 2011 PIAA Semi Finalist. 2011 Dick’s Tournament of Champions winner. Played Varsity Lacrosse and Varsity Football as a Freshman.
Academic Honors: National Honor Society, High Honors, Patriot Award and Life Scout working on Eagle Rank and Order of the Arrow (Scouting’s Honor Society)
College Major: “I have a few ideas but at this time I am undecided.”
Why I choose to be a Nittany Lion: “I really felt at home at Penn State! It has everything I am looking for in a University; academics, size, location and a competitive lacrosse program. Coach (Jeff) Tambroni is an outstanding coach and I am looking forward to contributing to the program he is building and being a part of the Nittany Lions Lacrosse Family.”
2012 High School Team outlook: “I am really excited for CB East Lacrosse this year. Last year’s seniors took our program to such a high point that I think this year’s crew can take us over the edge to the next level. Being lead by a great group of coaches and seniors, and having plenty of talent across the board, I have high hopes for this year and can’t wait to start.”
Recruiting Process: “I didn’t expect the recruiting process to happen as early as it did. I made a list of what I was interested in and identified the schools so when the opportunity came to contact them it made the process more manageable.”
Other schools considered: Maryland, Notre Dame, The Ohio State University, Harvard Princeton.
Other Comments: “I just want to thank everyone that has had an impact on my lacrosse development. First, I would like to thank my parents for providing me with constant support and inspiration in my athletics and academics. I wouldn’t have been able to get this far without my parents’ dedication and my dad’s constant push to achieve the best I could. I would like to thank my sister for getting me into lacrosse and helping me stick with it.
“I would like to thank Duke’s Lacrosse Club Coaches Ebe Helm, Jason Christmas, Chris Fallon, Mike Mackrides and the rest of the Duke’s coaching staff for their coaching and guidance. I would like to thank my High School Coaches, Bruce Garcia and Paul McGovern, my Central Bucks Athletics Coaches Steve Hogan, Brian Zappala and Brad Ament (who coached me since the 4th grade) and my Penn Star and Mesa Fresh Coaches Pat Carney and Peter Scott for their coaching and continued support.”