By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/20/13
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy junior goalie Matt Eckles has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Vermont.
Matt Eckles ledger:
High School: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: University of Vermont
Club Affiliation: Phillie Elite
Major lacrosse honors: Nike Blue Chip, Fab 40 All-Star, MVP 2014 all-Star as a 2015, Penn Star U-15
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose UVM? “I’ve always wanted to go to school in Vermont and UVM has almost everything a student-athlete would need. Coaches (Ryan) Curtis, (Patrick) March, and (Mike) Kruger made my visit a good one and their enthusiasm and commitment to the program made my decision a very easy one to make.”
Outlook for your High School team? “The Inter-Ac league is very tough, but with our entire defense returning this year we should do pretty well. With a few graduations in the midfield, a few talented younger guys will be able to step up and make an immediate impact this year. Overall the team should be able to build off of the good season we had last year.”
Additional Comments: “I would like to thank my parents and brother for supporting me over the years. A big thanks to Mike DelGrande for guiding me through this whole process. Thanks to the rest of the SCH coaching staff for support over the last few years and lastly I would like to thank Jim Drake & Jim Beury for their overall input throughout the recruiting process.”
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