By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/21/13
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) junior attackman R.J. Curtin has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Delaware.
R.J. Curtin log:
High school: St Thomas Aquinas, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Graduation year: Class of 2014
College choice: University of Delaware
Club affiliations: Team Florida and Florida Xtreme
Major lacrosse honors: First Team all State sophomore year, Nike Blue chip, Tournament of Champions runner up on team Florida, Greyhound Shootout All-Star, and Hotbeds. Was one of the leading scorers in the state with 75 goals and 45 assists sophomore year.
Academic honors: National Honor society, Presidential Honor roll
Intended major: “I plan to major in Business and minor in Communications and pursue taking some sports management classes.”
Why did you choose Delaware? “Delaware is an awesome fit for me socially because the campus is amazing and I really admire the atmosphere of the people and program. Academically, there are so many options open to you; I believe this will allow me to enjoy more opportunities for a future career. From a lacrosse standpoint, every year Delaware is trying to win a national championship and I want to be a part of that goal. It is a perfect combination of all the things I wanted to look for in a college choice and I got that gut feeling about the school when I was deciding.”
Outlook for your HS team in 2013: “My high school team is hoping to win a state championship and I am working towards that. As an upperclassman I have taken more of a leadership role and have my eyes set on getting a ring.”
Other comments: “I really want to thank my parents who I owe everything to for their love and support and my high school coach Terry Crowley who has helped me become a better player as well as a better man. I’d like to thank all the people who have coached me over the years including Pete Dunne- the head of many local youth teams in my area and who first introduced me to the game.
Other schools considered: Penn, Villanova, and Cornell
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