By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/7/13
Spring-Ford senior midfielder Dennis “DJ” Young has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Hartford.
Dennis “DJ” Young, Jr. log:
High School: Spring-Ford Area High School
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: University of Hartford
Club Affiliation: HEADstrong LC
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: PAC-10 2nd Team Midfield, 2012; NSCLA All-Stars, 2012; Quaker Fall Lax Fest, 2012; Philly Showcase, 2012
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose Hartford? “I chose the University of Hartford because I loved the atmosphere of the campus and program. Coach (Brian) Tilley showed me around the campus. He made me feel comfortable and at home. I really liked the coaching staff led by Coach (Peter) Lawrence and Coach (Jon) Basti. I thought it was a great fit for me academically and I would be setup for a great future. The program is looking to make a run for the next couple years and I look forward to being a part of it.”
Outlook for your High School team this season? “This year we want to repeat as PAC-10 Champions. We came up short in the first round of Districts, but we hope to redeem ourselves this year and hopefully go further. We have a lot of key returners from last year and a couple young players that will keep the program successful.”
Additional Comments: “I want to thank all my coaches at Spring-Ford, Coach (Kevin) Donnelly, Coach (Kevin) Czapor, Coach (Bryan) Capone, and Coach (Dan) Monzo for improving my game throughout high school. My coaches from HEADstrong LC, Coach (Brian) Neary, Coach (Steve) Layne, and Coach (Eddie) DiDonato, and the Colleluori Family for giving me the opportunity to play on a great team. My coaches from 380 Lacrosse Club, Coach (Kacy) Small and Coach (Brian) Kilpatrick for giving me a better understanding of the game. Also, all my youth coaches, Coach (Greg) Porter and Coach (John) McCormick.
“Lastly I want to thank my family, especially my parents for giving me all the support and the countless hours put into driving me to my tournaments and watching my games.”
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