By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/4/13
Valor Christian (CO) sophomore midfielder Ryan Russell has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.
Ryan Russell log:
High school:Valor Christian High School, Col.
Year of graduation: 2015
College choice: Villanova University
Club affiliation: Denver Elite
Lacrosse honors, camps, showcases: All-star at DU Fall Ball Classic (CO), Adrenaline High Rollers (Ca), Crab Feast (Md), and Pumpkin Shootout (CO)
Academic honors: National Honor Society, Honor Roll
Expected major: Business
Why did you choose Villanova? “I really liked the coaching staff, the players I met really made me feel welcomed and they were easy to talk to. The school is excellent, facilities are nice, and it is a good lacrosse program. It just felt like the right decision.”
Outlook for your HS team? “My varsity team is looking to go deep in the playoffs this year. We got a new coach and he is really turning around our whole program to be a winning team, we are still only in our fifth year of having a varsity program. We have talented kids that have some real chemistry. We are very excited for this season to get under way and show Colorado what we can do.”
Other comments: “I owe a lot of credit to my club (Trevor Tierney, Dylan Sheridan) and high school coaches (Chris Deutschman, Brian Mathay), as well as my trainer Jim for keeping me game ready and improving my speed.”
Other schools considered: Georgetown, Michigan, and Ohio State
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