By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/11/13
Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) sophomore attackman Michael Sands has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lafayette College.
Michael Sands log:
College choice: Lafayette College
Year of graduation: Class of 2016
High School: Choate Rosemary Hall, CT
Height/Weight: 5’11’’, 170 lbs
Club Affiliations: CT Chargers Bolts 2016
Major lacrosse honors: Invited and attended the The Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Lacrosse Camp, Maverick Showtime, National Invitational 175; one of two freshman on varsity lacrosse at Loomis Chaffee (CT).
What will you major in/study? Economics, Engineering
Other key info: Older brother Jason is a freshman attackman at Lafayette
Why did you choose Lafayette? “I chose to commit to Lafayette College for many reasons. One of the most important reasons is the coaching staff. Head Coach (Jim) Rogalski along with Coach (Matt) Musci and Coach (Ed) Williams, all are fantastic coaches, and genuinely great role models. The academics at Lafayette are top notch, especially the biomedical engineering and economics program. The campus is outstanding, and the stadium is really awesome. I am truly excited to attend Lafayette in 2016.”
Outlook for your High School team? “Coach (Mike) Velez is a phenomenal coach and he has assembled a really great team for this year. The prep school league is very competitive with so many players who are committed, many of whom are PGs and repeats. Coach Velez was coach of the year last year and our squad is led by great captains, so I am very optimistic.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank my mom and dad. They have spent so much time with, and for, me and continue to do so and I really appreciate that. I would like to also thank my older brothers who have taught me so much and my sister, who is really great. I would like to especially thank Coach Rogalski for giving me this opportunity along with Coach Musci, and Coach Williams; Coach Garber for being such a great mentor and teaching me so much when I was at Loomis Chaffee last year; Coach Brameier for working with me for so many years; and Coach Velez, who has been such a great coach and fantastic role model at my current school (Choate). Lastly, I would like to give a shout-out to the Ct Charger Bolts…this is a stud team that keeps getting better and every single player is great and we intend to make our mark on the top tournaments this summer.”
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