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ReQRuitme boys’ recruit: Avon Grove 2014 defenseman McNicholas commits to St. Joseph’s

Saturday, 3rd August 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Recruiting  
 

By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/3/13

Avon Grove rising senior defenseman Brendan McNicholas has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Joseph’s University.

Brendan McNicholas log:

Brendan McNicholas

Brendan McNicholas (left)

High School: Avon Grove

Graduation Year: 2014

Position: Defense

College Choice: Saint Joseph’s University

Club Affiliations: Duke’s LC, NXT Lacrosse

Major lacrosse honors: Two year Varsity State, Under Armour Underclass-man All American Team Philadelphia, Second Team All Ches-Mont, and Avon Grove Lacrosse Most Improved Player 2013.

Academic honors: Honor Roll, Eagle Scout

What will you major in/study? Marketing

Why did you choose the school? “I was first drawn to St. Joe’s for the reputation of the Haub School of Business. When I visited I was very impressed by the beautiful campus and Coach (Taylor) Wray’s plans for the future of the program. In the end I could see myself being a student athlete at St. Joe’s.”

What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “This past season we surprised everyone and had amazing year, winning a share of the Ches-Mont title as well as winning the District 1 Championship, then making it to the state semifinals. We lost four seniors and have the majority of our starters coming back this year. We will have a big target on our backs coming into this year, so we are going to have to work hard this offseason and prepare to make another run at the state championship.”

Other comments: “I would first like to thank my Parents; they are my biggest fans and if it wasn’t for their constant support and encouragement this wouldn’t have been possible. My Brother for always making scarifies to come watch me play, and drive me to practice’s, along with the rest of my family for always supporting me. I would like to thank my High School Coaches, Eric Jackson, Dan Deckelbaum and Brian Wallace, for helping me grow as a lacrosse player and a person these past two seasons. I’d like to thank the whole Duke’s Lacrosse organization for welcoming me into their family this summer, especially Coach Ebe, Christmas, Fallon and Vetrone. I would like to thank Coach Kupp and Avato from NXT and Brian Sampson and Tom Slate for coaching and believing in me at the UA games. Lastly, I would like to give a huge thank you to Mr. Bill Cook for being the man back in seventh grade that had me come play lacrosse and all of my other Avon Grove Wildcat coaches.”

Other schools considered? Hobart, Franklin and Marshal and Washington College.

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