By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/6/12
St. Joseph’s prep sophomore attackman Nick Ellis has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.
Nick Ellis log
High School: St. Joseph’s Prep
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Villanova
Club Affiliation: Shamrocks & Dukes
Major lacrosse honors: Big 4 All-Star, Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip, Maverik Showtime, PIAA State Finalist, District 12 Champions, Varsity Lacrosse- Freshman and Sophomore years.
Academic honors: SJP Student Scholar; Volunteer- SJP Service Days, LEAPS, Coordinating Holiday Food Drive; Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose school? “I really felt comfortable with Coach (Michael) Corrado and the entire coaching staff from the start. The coaching staff is very committed to Villanova and has built a strong program that continues to gain national recognition. Academically, Villanova is a great fit for me as I hope to major in business and ‘Nova has a top business program. Villanova’s strong academic and lacrosse reputations made it the perfect fit for me.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “We are a young team. Our team has a lot of talent and a great coaching staff. We expect to compete in every game and our team will continue to improve as the season progresses.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank all of my club coaches from Shamrocks and Dukes, especially Coach (Mike) Yarusso, Coach (Ebe) Helm, Coach (John) Cipriani and Coach (John) Christmas. Coach (Eric) Gregg of St. Joseph’s Prep (and the entire coaching staff) has been very influential in not only making me a better player, but also a better person. I have been blessed to have so many great coaches guide me throughout youth and high school lacrosse. I would also like to thank my parents. They have given me so much and I would not be in this position without them.”
Maple Zone Sports and Fitness Complex, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Recruits, congratulates Nick Ellis. Maple Zone, located on Conchester Pike in Boothwyn, offers numerous programs, leagues and instructional activities for boys’ and girls’ lacrosse players and also offers boys’ U13 and U15 travel teams. Click here for registration for the Muck Dawgs travel teams.