By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/7/12
St. Joseph’s Prep rising junior midfielder Patrick Walsh has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Patrick Walsh log:
High school: St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
Graduation year: 2014
College choice: United States Naval Academy
Club affiliation: Tri-State Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors/camps attended: Pat Byrnes Memorial Scholarship; Nike Blue Chip Jake Reed Rising Sophomore; Nike Blue Chip Jake Reed Rising Junior; Gait Cup All Star; Baltimore Summer Kick-Off All Star; New England Storm Invitational All Star; Philadelphia All-Catholic Team.
What will you major in/study: Business
Why did you choose school: “All my life I have wanted to serve in the military. My parents served in the Army and my sister, Megan, is currently an ensign in the Navy. The U.S Naval Academy is a prestigious institution, with superior academics and athletics. After meeting the staff, some of the players and seeing the school, I knew it was for me. I look forward to playing under Coach (Rick) Sowell, Coach (Ryan) Wellner and Coach (J.L.) Reppert.”
Outlook for your high school team: “We are returning numerous talented players with many upperclassmen. Our team, as a whole, will not be satisfied with anything less then a state title.”
St. Joe’s Prep commitments: Walsh is the ninth SJP player to commit to a Division I college. The others are: Tyler cliggett ’13 (St. Joseph’s University), Will Jordan ’13 (Navy), Anthony Marini ’13 (Notre Dame), Joe Walsh ’13 (Bucknell), Will D’Avino ’13 (Colgate), Nick Ellis ’14 (Villanova), Andrew Benedict ’14 (Marquette), and Chase Young ’14 (Michigan).
Other comments: “First, I want to thank my parents and my sisters, Megan and Maryclaire, for their loving support and care. Also, I’d like to thank Coach (Eric) Gregg, Coach (Kevin) Coyle, Coach (Mike) Lennon, and Coach (Bill) McGlone of St. Joe’s Prep. Also, I’d like to thank the Tri-State family, specifically Coach (M.V.) Whitlow and Coach (Ross) Turco. Finally, a special thanks to Coach (Paul) Deppi, and the Lower Bucks program.”
Maple Zone Sports and Fitness Complex, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Recruits, congratulates Patrick Walsh. 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.
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