By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/1/12
Haverford School rising sophomore attackman Grant Ament has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Penn State University. Ament is the second rising sophomore from the Philly region to commit to a Division I college, following Episcopal Academy attackman Curtis Zappala (Maryland).
Grant Ament log:
High School: The Haverford School
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: Penn State
Club Affiliations: Dukes LC and Mesa Fresh 2015
Major lacrosse honors: 2012 Brine Lava Lax Champs; Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Rising Sophomore; 2012 MVP Rider Champs; 2012 Crabfeast Champs, MVP of championship game; 2012 Lax Evolution Games Champs; FCA U15 National team, finalist for National Championships; Dukes LC Captain.
What will you major in/study: Business
Why did you choose Penn State? “I was very impressed with Coach (Jeff) Tambroni and the coaching staff and their vision for where the team is headed. Everything about the university was perfect for what I wanted in a college.”
Outlook for the 2013 HS season: ““Although we graduated a lot of strong seniors, we have great young talent and senior leaders for this coming year. I think it will be another successful season for us.”
Additional comments: “There are so many people who helped me get to this point. First, I’d like to thank the Haverford School coaching staff — Coach (John) Nostrant, Coach (Mark) Petrone, and Coach (Travis) Loving. I’d also like to thank my Dukes LC coaches — Ebe Helm, Mike Mackrides, and Jason Christmas, as well was my Mesa Fresh 2015 coaches, Peter Rohr, Mark Aitken, and Brad Ament. In addition, big thanks go to the many Central Bucks coaches who helped me get started in the sport, specifically Paul McGovern, Brian Vetter, and Steve Henze. My sincere appreciation goes out to my friend and mentor, Mark Millon, who has helped me grow as a player and person.
“My parents are my biggest fans, who continue to support me and never miss a game — thanks, Mom and Dad. And finally thank you to my brothers, Blake and Brandon, who put a stick in my hand when I was just three years old.”
Family connection: Brothers Blake and Brandon play club lacrosse at PSU and both parents are alums.
Maple Zone Sports and Fitness Complex, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Recruits, congratulates Grant Ament. 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.