By K.I. Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/18/13
Holy Ghost Prep rising senior midfielder Bennett Zaba made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Mount St. Mary’s University.
High School: Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Mount St. Mary’s University
Club Affiliation: Phillie Elite
Major lacrosse honors,camps attended: NSCLA All-American; 55 goals, 23 assists and 53 groundballs in Junior Year; Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Rising Sophomore; Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Rising Junior; Jake Reed Fall Nike Blue Chip Rising Sophomore; All-League Honors, First Team All-Golden Team for Bucks County
Academic Honors: First Honors
What will you major in/study? Business and Accounting
Why did you choose Mount St. Mary’s? “A key factor when deciding on Mount St. Mary’s University was their respected academic standards and their great Business / Accounting program. Coming from Holy Ghost Prep, I felt very comfortable with a Catholic school like Mount St. Mary’s because of its small class sizes and great teacher to student ratios. I was also very impressed with Coach (Tom) Gravante and his coaching staff and what they had to offer. I feel like the lacrosse program is heading in the right direction.”
Outlook for Your High School Team? “This past year Holy Ghost was a very young team. Despite the young team, Holy Ghost had its most successful season. We lost a few key seniors but we return 8 starters including our four leading goal scorers. We are looking forward to playing a tough schedule next year and hope to surprise all of District One.”
Additional Comments: “I would first and most importantly like to thank my Mom, Dad and brothers Brett and Brendan for all their support and for taking me to all of my lacrosse events. I couldn’t have done it without them.
“I would like to thank Coach (Paul) Deppi and Lower Bucks Lacrosse for introducing me to the basics of lacrosse. I would also like to thank my high school coaches Ryan Tessler, Fran Cattani, Mark Whartenby, and Tony Omrod for helping me develop my skills. Also a very special thanks to JP Banks, John Banks, Kevin Banks and Jim Beury for all of the exposure to College coaches that they presented me with.
“Lastly, thank you to Mount St. Mary’s for presenting me with this great opportunity.”
Other Schools Considered: Dartmouth, Holy Cross, St. Joseph’s, Amherst
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