By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/28/13
The Hun School (N.J.) sophomore midfieler-attackman Owen Black has made a verbal commitment to play Diviosion i lacrosse at Villanova University.
Owen Black log:
High School: The Hun School of Princeton, N.J.
Graduation Year: 2016
Position: Midfield/ Attack
College Choice: Villanova
Club Affiliation: Tri-State Lacrosse
Major Showcases: Under Amour Shootout, King of the Hill, Tri-State National, Champ Camp, UNC Team Camp
Lacrosse honors: Started Varsity as a freshman, with 36 goals, 6 assists, and 29 groundballs; First Team All Bianchi Division; First Team All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League; First Team All-NJSIAA Prep.
What will You Major in: Economics
Why did I choose Villanova? “I chose Villanova because I liked the fact that the coaching staff all played and graduated from Villanova. I loved the campus and I will get a great education. Most importantly I will be able to play with my brother Brendan (2015).”
Thoughts on this past season: “I think as a team, we have improved greatly under Coach M.V. Whitlow. He turned the program around and made our team physically and mentally tougher.”
Team’s outlook for next season: “We hope to continue getting better as a team and continue to get better both on and off the field. We have a lot of returning starters and seasoned players.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank my family for being so supportive and the Tri State Lacrosse family for helping me grow as a person and a player these past few years, especially Coach Whitlow.”
Other Schools considered: Bucknell, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio State, Harvard, Cornell.
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