By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/16/12
Downingtown East senior FO-midfielder Kevin Clarke has committed to play Division I lacrosse at St. Joseph’s University.
Kevin Clarke log:
High School: Downingtown East
Graduation Year: 2012
Position: Face Off / Midfield
College Choice: Saint Joseph’s University
Club Affiliation: Team Philly Elite
Major lacrosse honors: Sophomore – 2nd team All-league, Junior – 1st team All-league (won 67 percent of FO, 151 GB). MVP of Tri-State tournament, MVP of Evo Games tournament.
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose St. Joe’s? “Saint Joe’s is a great school academically it was hard to find a school that could match it. Coach (Taylor) Wray really made me feel welcome and confident in going there. With their great new coaching staff I felt like it was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “We have a great group of players this year, with all of us working together and playing hard I don’t see us being disappointed at the end of the year at all.”
Additional Comments: “I’d like to thank of course my parents for being there for me through out my athletic career. Especially my Dad, I can not think of a game that he’s missed. He’s always supported me and my decisions and taught me a lot in life which I think I applied on the field.
“I’d also like to thank Coach (Todd) Cliggett for giving me the opportunity to play from him and getting on my case about having better stick skills.
“Without my Face Off coach, Coach (Joe) Karpinski I don’t believe I’d be in the position I’m in now. He worked with me since I was a freshman at the Face off X getting me better and showing me my true potential. He gave me all the tools I needed to be successful and was a huge part in my recruiting process. He was always very generous to me on and off the field I couldn’t have asked any more from him.”