By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/22/13
Blair Academy (NJ) senior attackman Griffin Marcus has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Franklin and Marshall College.
Griffin Marcus log:
High School: Blair Academy (NJ)
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Franklin and Marshall
Club Affiliation: Building Blocks Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors: Good to Great (All-Star), Elite 180 (Team was runner-up), Diamond Showcase 2012, Summer of 2013: BBL team played in NYLA, MVP (Session 2), Best of the Best and FLG in 3d (All-Star),New England Top 150
Academic Honors: “High Honor Roll for the three years that I attended Mendham High School (NJ).”
What will you major in/study? Economics or Business
Why did you choose F&M? “I knew Franklin & Marshall was the right place for me after my first visit. It’s a great college community and a great academic school. The coaches and players were very friendly and I immediately felt at home. Also, Franklin & Marshall Head Coach Todd Cavallaro, Assistant Coach Scott Meehan, and Assistant Coach Casey Kear really explained to me what they want to do with the program and I think I could help them accomplish their goals.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “I think as a program we excelled in adverse situations. We played one of the hardest schedules in the State. I think we competed the best we could and I am going to miss Mendham definitely for next season. However I am really excited to be a part of the Blair lacrosse tradition. We have a great group of guys here and I think we can succeed if we can accomplish what we need to. I think the transfer will not only help me to prepare athletically for F&M but also academically.”
Additional Comments: “I would like to thank Coach Shelly Sheiner and Coach Ted Gilbreath for their support over the past two summers at BBL. Also I would like to thank my great parents without them I would not have accomplished everything that I have in my lacrosse career.”
Other schools considered: “I looked at a ton of schools. D-I’s included Michigan, Vermont, Bryant and Hartford. Once I realized that I would rather play D-III, the schools I considered were Tufts, Dickinson, Union, Bowdoin, Connecticut College, Washington & Lee, Wesleyan and Amherst.”
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