By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/9/12
Exeter senior midfielder Derek Stump has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Albright College.
Derek Stump log:
High School: Exeter
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: Albright College
Club Affiliation: HEADstrong Blue, Twist Black
Major lacrosse honors, camps: Top 205, 2012 Berks County First Team selection, 2011 Berks County 2nd Team selection, Adidas All-American Selection 2010 & 2011 (Central PA), Philly Showcase 2010, 2011, Fab-40 All-Star selection 2010, HS Team Captain 2012 and 2013 season
Academic honors, service projects: Volunteer for Stuff The Bus, Nick Colleluori Classic
What will you major in/study? Business Administration
Why did you choose the school? “After my overnight visit I knew Albright was the right place for me. Coach (Jake) Plunket is an excellent coach and has been great during the recruiting process, I love the campus and I believe it is the perfect fit for me both academically and athletically.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “I have high expectations for this upcoming season. I expect us to win the county championship, compete for a district title, and ultimately make states. We return the majority of our starters and I believe we can have the best year that the program has ever had.”
Thank yous: “I’d like to first thank my parents for all of their support and for driving me all over the place to my tournaments. I would also like to thank my HEADstrong coaches (Brian) Neary, (Steve) Layne, and (Ed) DiDonato. Also, I would like to thank my Twist coaches (Jack) Devlin, (Greg) Flego, and (Joe) Serio. All of these coaches have really helped me in different ways these past two summers and I couldn’t thank them enough for everything they have done for me. Lastly, I would like to thank my grandparents and the rest of my family for all of the support they have shown over the years.”
Other schools considered? Roanoke, Lynchburg, Salisbury
Maple Zone Sports and Fitness Complex, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Recruits, congratulates Derek Stump. 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.