By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/25/13
Avon Grove junior defenseman Danny Norris has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lehigh University.
Danny Norris log:
High School: Avon Grove High School
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Lehigh University
Club Affiliation: Duke’s LC
Major lacrosse honors: Second Team All-Ches-Mont 2012
Academic honors: Distinguished Honor Roll and over a 4.0 Cumulative GPA
What will you major in/study? One of Lehigh’s integrated business and engineering programs
Why did you choose the Lehigh? “It was the right fit. Lehigh had the academics that I wanted and also an extremely competitive lacrosse program with great coaches and facilities.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “Our team has extremely high expectations. We surprised a lot of teams last year with a core of sophomores. Each of us worked hard in the off season with a shared goal to contend for the Ches-Mont title this year.”
Other comments: “A big thank you to Coach Ebe Helm and all of the other coaches at Duke’s that put me on the map and opened so many doors for me; My high school coaches, Eric Jackson and Brian Wallace, for helping and connecting me with a lot of good people; and Avon Grove Wildcats Lacrosse, all of my youth coaches that taught me the fundamentals (Bill Cook, Matt Shreiner, John Shaw).
“Also, I would like to thank my parents, Frank and Sharon, my sister Gracie, and all of my friends for their love and support throughout the whole process. Finally and especially my dog Lil, who has been chasing every ball that I have missed since Day 1.
Other schools considered? Penn State University, University of Notre Dame, Saint Joseph’s University
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