By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/4/12
Pope John Paul II senior defenseman Ryan Mitchell has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Eastern University.
Ryan Mitchell log:
High school: Pope John Paul II
Graduation year: 2012
College choice: Eastern University, St. Davids PA
Club affiliation: 380 Lacrosse
Lacrosse Honors: 2nd team All-Pac10, Times Herald All-Area Honorable Mention, Captain of 2012 season.
Major: Undecided but leaning towards Physical Therapy
Why did you choose Eastern: “Eastern University seems to be the perfect school for me. The campus has a great vibe to it and the people are very nice. The academics have very high standards and it is a great school for networking. The lacrosse team has very high aspirations for the years I will be attending. Coach (Kevin) Wallace seems like a great coach and I look forward to playing for him.
Outlook for HS Team in 2012: “Being that it is only our second season we still have a lot of work to do. Through a lot of hard work and commitment I think we can surprise some people this year.”
Other Comments: “I would like to thank my parents for helping me and coming to every game since the 4th grade; and my high school and 380 coach Brian Kilpatrick for teaching me most of what I know. I would also like to thank all of my coaches for the Collegeville Cougars and assistant coach Mike Urie.”