By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/1/12
La Salle sophomore midfielder-attackman Zach Drake has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lehigh University.
Zach Drake log:
High School: La Salle College High School
Graduation Year: Class of 2015
College Choice: Lehigh University
Club Affiliation: Dukes LC
Major lacrosse honors: FCA 2015; Dukes LC 2015; Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Rising Sophomore Camp 2012; 2011 U15 Penn Star Team; 2011 U15 Keystone Games Bronze Medalist; 2010 U13 Penn Star Team
Academic honors: 2010 Certificate of Academic Excellence, Nominated for the American Who’s Who Association 2009-2010, Associated with the Warriors for Tim Organization (in memory of Timmy Raymond)
What will you major in/study? Engineering / Art
Why did you choose Lehigh? “I had a list of the top schools who offered Engineering and also have a strong D1 Lacrosse program; Lehigh was in the top two. I chose Lehigh because during my visit the coaches were very genuine and enjoyable. Coach (Kevin) Cassese, (Errol) Wilson, (Brendan) Callahan, and (Tom) Compitello were all really cool and laid back. I felt comfortable on the first day of meeting them and it really solidified my decision on going there.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? La Salle is bringing back about 18 seniors and after coming off our loss last year in the state championship, expectations are high to win the state championship this year and to be ranked in the top 10 in the country.”
Other comments: “I really want to thank my coaches at Duke’s Lacrosse, Jason Christmas, and Ebe Helm. Also my coaches at La Salle, Bill Leahy, Rob Forster, Tony Resch, Brian Harrington, Mike Koons and Shane Corley (JV coach at La Salle), who helped me through the process with Lehigh. I also want to give a special thank you to my family for being at my games and cheering me on and especially to my dad for introducing me to the sport and coaching me for as long as I can remember.”
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