By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/8/12
Delbarton (N.J.) rising junior attackman J.J. McBride has committed to the admissions process at the University of Pennsylvania.
J.J. McBride log:
High School: Delbarton (N.J.)
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Pennsylvania
Club Affiliation: Patriot Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors: Jake Reed’s Blue Chip and Maverik Showtime (All-Star selection).
Academic honors: High Honor Roll
What will you major in/study? Leaning toward business.
Why did you choose the school? “It’s an unbelievable school – you can’t get much better of an education. I really liked coach (Mike) Murphy and his staff. Also, my sister Leah (defense) is a member of the women’s (lacrosse) team.”
Outlook for 2013 HS season: “Next year our team should be good. We return a lot of players; we do lose a few key seniors, but the defense should be very good, we have a good face-off guy and and a great goalie so hopefully we can make a run at a state championship.”
Other schools considered: Georgetown, Notre Dame, Harvard
Other comments: “I want to thank my mom and dad and brother (Jack McBride, a three-time All-American at Princeton) and sisters. Also, I want to thank Delbarton coach (Chuck) Ruebling, and assistant coaches (Matt) Kovachik, and (Craig) Fleischman and Patriot coach (Mike) Marone.”
Maple Zone Sports and Fitness Complex, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Recruits, congratulates J.J. McBride. 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.