By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/30/13
Central Bucks East rising junior LSM/defenseman Dustin Buchanan has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Joseph’s University.
Dustin Buchanan log:
High School: Central Bucks East
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: St. Joseph’s University
Club Affiliation: Duke’s L.C.
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: 2011 & 2012 CB East Varsity Letter, 2011 U15 Keystone Games Bronze Medalist, Bucks Select A Team, Top 205 rising sophomore camp, Won championships with Duke’s L.C. and got awarded MVP at Meltown, Tri-State, Crab Feast, Lax EVO & Brandywine 2012, Tri-State MVP 2013, Attended Jake Reed Blue Chip 2013, First Team Suburban One League.
Academic honors, service projects: Distinguished High Honor Roll, Relay For Life, 911 Memorial Run, All Hands Volunteer for Sandy Relief.
What will you major in/study? “I am still undecided, but I am interested in St Joe’s Haub School of Business which offers sports marketing major with a minor in communications. I would love to have a career in the sports field.”
Why did you choose the school? “I loved the St. Joe’s location, campus and the facilities. Coach (Taylor) Wray is making big changes with the Lacrosse program and I want to be a part of it. His mission is ‘to get better every day and to prepare to the best of our ability’ and I want to be there to contribute. St. Joe’s is also committed to academic and athletic excellence.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “This past season I thought we fell short of some of our goals and hopefully will achieve them this season. The outlook for next season is We (Central Bucks East Patriots) are looking to win our SOL conference in 2014. We have (5) Division 1 players on our roster. I am hoping to make it to State playoffs.”
Other comments: “I first want to thank my family for supporting me along the way. If it wasn’t for all your time and encouragement, I would not be where I am today.
“Thank you to my Duke’s LC Coaches, Ebe Helm, Jason Christmas, Chris Fallon and Joe Vetrone, for the excellent coaching and inspiration that they provided along the way. It is truly an honor to be a part of the elite Dukes Lacrosse Club.
“Thanks to my Central Bucks East Head Coach, Bruce Garcia, and Defensive Coaches Paul McGovern and Todd Foreman.
“I would especially like to thank Coach Paul McGovern of Bucks Select Lacrosse for seeing my Lacrosse potential and giving me the confidence to reach my goals.”
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