By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/24/13
Westminster School (CT) post-graduate defenseman Mike Benincasa has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Delaware.
Mike Benincasa log:
High School: Rye High School (N.Y.)/ Westminster School, CT (PG)
Graduation Year: Post graduate
College Choice: University of Delaware
Club Affiliation: Long Island Sting
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: MVP all star team, Hotbeds, Under Armour, MVP team camp, Baltimore kickoff
Intended major? Finance
Why did you choose the school? “I chose the University of Delaware because of the combination of great athletics and education. The facilities are amazing, and the culture of the lacrosse program was exactly what I wanted. Most importantly, the coaching staff is great and I can’t wait to play for them.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “I (suffered a) stress fracture to my femur and was only able to play in our first 3 games my senior season at Rye. This upcoming season for Westminster, we should have a great year. We have a bunch of starters returning from last year and the coaching staff is really great and involved with the team. I expect our team to have a very successful season.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank the Delaware coaching staff first and foremost for this opportunity. I would also like to thank my Long Island Sting coach, Ken Miller, for supporting me through this process, and lastly, I would like to thank my varsity coaches, Brian and Scott Dooley, for making me the lacrosse player I am today.”
Other schools considered? “I visited Middlebury and was also considering Boston University and St. Josephs University
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