By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/13/13
Episcopal Academy All-American midfielder Tyler Chambers, who de-committed from Hobart several weeks ago following his senior season, announced today he had committed to Penn State University.
Chambers had 29 goals and 32 assists to lead EA in scoring this year. He also earned All-EPLCA and All-Inter-Ac honors.
Chambers de-committed from Hobart immediately after Statesmen coach T.W. Johnson resigned in late June to coach high school in North Carolina.
Chambers was a key two-way middie on an EA team that finished second in the Inter-Ac and reached the Inter-Ac Invitational semifinals.
Chambers, who played for the Duke’s Lacrosse Club, joins St. Augustine Prep midfielder Michael Sutton as Philly seniors headed to Penn State.
“The Penn State experience is the best combination of a getting a great education and at the same time playing in the best lacrosse conference,” said Chambers, whose uncle, Pat Cambers if the men’s basketball coach at Penn State. “Family connections played a small part in my decision. I’ve had several Aunts and Uncles graduate from PSU so I am very familiar with the Penn State experience.
“But, the main factors in choosing Penn State was Coach (Jeff) Tambroni and his success as a coach. I feel that Penn State will compete for a national championship.”
Chambers said he also considered Maryland, Delaware, Ohio State, St. Joseph’s and Loyola. He will study Communications and Business.
“I found the recruiting process to be so much easier this time around,” he said. “With Lacrosse, there is so much pressure to choose a college as a sophomore or junior. Our EA teams were very good so I didn’t play a lot as an underclassman.
“My senior year I finally got my chance and made the best of it. With so many changes happening at Hobart, I felt it was best to start the process over.”
Chambers also had people to thank.
“I would like to thank (EA) Coach (Andy) Hayes, Coach (Ryan) Sankey, and Coach Ebe (Heml) for giving me the opportunity to play for them and for making me a better player.”
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