By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/8/12
Parkland junior defenseman Matt Smith has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the United States Naval Academy and begin the admissions process.
Matt Smith log:
High School: Parkland High School
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: United States Naval Academy
Club Affiliation: Old School Lacrosse Club
Major lacrosse honors: Top 205 All-Star Game, Battle of the Hotbeds All-Star Game
What will you major in/study? Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering
Why did you choose Navy? “Navy has always been my dream school for as long as I can remember. Every time I have visited I found new things about the Academy that I love and that really suite me as a person. The lacrosse program is among the best in the country and I can’t wait to be a part of it. Just talking with Coach (Rick) Sowell and Coach (Ryan) Wellner and seeing how they run the program along with Coach (J.L.) Reppert, was a big deciding factor as well.”
Outlook for your high school team next season? “We are generally a pretty young team for this upcoming year. There have been multiple changes as a whole to the program this past year, but the future looks bright for this next season.”
Additional Comments: “I would like to thank my parents for their support throughout my lacrosse career. I also want to thank Coaches Geoff Chenworth, and Lou Gonzalez for their coaching and advice. Also I want to thank Coach Nostrant, Coach MacFarlane, and especially Coach Metzower for their help with the recruiting process and for mentoring me as a player.”
Maple Zone Sports and Fitness Complex, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Recruits, congratulates Matt Smith. 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.