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Breaking news men’s commitment: St. Joseph’s Prep sophomore midfielder Young commits to Michigan

Monday, 16th January 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 1/16/12

St. Joseph’s Prep sophomore midfielder Chase Young has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Michigan.

Young is the third Philly player from the Class of 2014 to make a commitment public. The other two were Greg Pelton (Malvern Prep defenseman) and Tanner Peck (Avon Grove attackman/midfielder).

Chase Young log:

Chase Young

High School: St. Joseph’s Prep

Graduation Year: 2014

Position: Midfielder

College Choice: Michigan

Also considered: Penn State, Ohio State, Penn, Brown

Club Affiliation: Duke’s Lacrosse Club, Rebel Elite

Major lacrosse honors:
Philly Showcase Gait Fab 40, 2011; Big 4 All-Stars, 2011; Blue Chip 225 All Star, 2011; Philadelphia Catholic League Champions, District 12, 2011;State Championship Finalist in Pennsylvania, 2011

Academic honors: Second Honors, Bakari Freshman of the Year, 2011; National Latin Exam Award, 2011; Bakari Academic Honorable Mention, 2011

What will you major in/study? Leaning towards Pre-Med

Why did you choose school?
“I chose the University of Michigan because of its superior academics and the campus is just what I was looking for. The emphasis the university puts on athletics is very desirable for a student-athlete. Coach (John) Paul and Coach (Judd) Lattimore are really building a special program. Michigan prides itself on tradition and history, so to be apart of the up and coming new Division 1 Michigan lacrosse program is extremely exciting.”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “We are looking forward to having a great season, even though we lost a number of seniors last year. We have a lot of young talent on our team so our underclassman will have a great opportunity to play a major role. One of our main goals for this season is to head back to States.”

Other comments: “I would like to thank my family and friends for their support with my decision. A special thanks to Coach Eric Gregg, my former Coach Ryan Greer, Coach Ebe Helm, Coach Jason Christmas, and Coach Harry Sankey for giving me the opportunity to play for well-respected organizations and showcase my talents. I would also like to thank Horsham LC for getting me started in playing lacrosse at a young age.”



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