By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/17/12
Moorestown rising junior defenseman Brendan Handlan has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Delaware.
Brendan Handlan log:
High School: Moorestown
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Delaware
Club Affiliation: Tri-State
Major lacrosse honors: Starter in 2012, 97 groundballs in 17 games; 2012 Nike Blue Chip Rising Junior.
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose Delaware? “I chose Delaware because I fell in love with the school the moment I stepped on the campus. Coach (Bob) Shillinglaw, Coach (Greg) Carrol, and Coach Cross really made me feel at home on the visit. I also fell in love with the transition style of play from the defense to offense mainly because I really enjoying pushing the ball into the offensive side of the field. Another benefit is that is close to home and I get a chance to stay with my brother (Michael) and play with him.”
Outlook for 2013 HS season? “We’re returning a lot of our guys and were looking to redeem ourselves from a disappointing end to our season last year. We hope to win our group and see if we can push our way through the TOC and win that.”
Other schools considered: Fairfield, Drexel
Additional Comments: “I want to thank my Tri-State coaches, especially MV Whitlow, for all their support and all they have taught me. I wouldn’t be the player I am today without them. I also want to thank my Moorestown coach, Baron Wallenhurst. Finally I would like to thank my family for all their support and love which really helped me throughout this recruiting process.”
Maple Zone Sports and Fitness Complex, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Recruits, congratulates Brendan Handlan. 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.