By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/9/12
Shawnee (N.J.) senior defenseman Connor Flannery has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Manhattan College.
Connor Flannery log:
High School: Shawnee High School
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: Manhattan College
Club Affiliation: SouthShore Lacrosse Club
Major lacrosse honors, camps: Philly Showcase Senior Day, Top 205 Rising Juniors, 3-Year letter winner, New England Storm Invitational Runner-ups, Rider MVP Champions
Academic honors, service projects: National Honor Society, Academic Award for Art, Academic Award for Science, Deborah Heart Art 3rd Place in 3D Art, Green Dot Committee, Shawnee High School Leadership Academy, Shawnee Lacrosse Leadership Council
What will you major in/study? “I plan on majoring in either History or Political Science with a focus on Pre-Law.”
Why did you choose the school? “I chose Manhattan for its excellent academic and athletic reputation. Manhattan is headed in a brand new direction and there’s a lot of excitement surrounding the lacrosse program and the school. I’m also excited to work with Coach Manitta and the rest of the coaching staff; they bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm, and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “Shawnee will be playing in a new conference this year and the whole school is excited about it. We’re doing a lot this off season and our goal is to win the Conference, and the Group 3 Championship.”
Thank yous: “I would like to thank SouthShore Lacrosse Head Coach and Founder JC Valore; he has been an incredible resource, teacher and role model. I cannot thank him enough. I would also like to thank my high school coaches Tim Gushue, Erik Stilley, Jim Dunn and Gene Shulman for all their help and time teaching and coaching the game. Also, SouthShore Lacrosse coaches Chad Flexon, and Chris Berkelbach for all their time and dedication this summer. I also want to thank my parents, Cindy and Larry Flannery, for their unwavering support.”
Other schools considered? Lafayette, Drew, Stevenson
Maple Zone Sports and Fitness Complex, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Recruits, congratulates Connor Flannery. 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.