By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/30/12
Conestoga senior midfielder Zack Schleicher has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Monmouth University.
Zack Schleicher log:
High school: Conestoga High School
Graduation year: Class of 2013
Club Affiliation: Duke’s Lacrosse Club
Lacrosse honors, camps: Top 205, 2011 Brine National All-American, Champ Camp, Nike Blue Chip, 2010 & 2011 Philly Showcase Gait Fab 40 Team, Big 4 Invitational All Star game, 2010 Crabfeast Champ, ESPN Rise Soph & Junior watchlist.
Academic honors, service: Honor Roll, Lacrosse the Nations Stick Drive
What will you major in/study? “Most likely business as Monmouth has a great business program.”
Why did you choose the school? “Monmouth’s campus is beautiful and being 1 mile from the beach certainly does not hurt either. I am impressed with Coach (Brian) Fisher and his vision for the lacrosse program at Monmouth. The knowledge he gained at Notre Dame will undoubtedly help him build a top-notch program quickly. The opportunity to play as a freshman was also extremely enticing. I am excited to play for coaches Fisher and Andrew Geison.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “Conestoga graduated some great players on both sides of the ball. But the feeder program is extremely strong and there is always talent to backfill those positions.”
Other schools considered? Rutgers, Boston Univ, Navy, Hartford
Other comments: “I want to thank my Mom, Dad and brother Matt for helping me stay focused and patient to make the right decision for my future. I also want to thank my high school coaches, Jef Hewlings, Scott Ketcham and Brian Samson who were always available to listen, guide and give encouragement. A big thank you to Joe Karpinsky who opened my eyes to lacrosse outside of the Lehigh Valley, and to the Duke’s LC coaches, especially Jason Christmas, Ebe Helm, Mike Mackrides and Joe Vetrone.”
Maple Zone Sports and Fitness Complex, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Recruits, congratulates Zack Schleicher. 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.