By K.I. Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/17/13
Cedar Crest sophomore midfielder Alex Rich has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Louisville.
Alex Rich log:
High School: Cedar Crest High School, Lebanon, PA
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: University of Louisville
Club Affiliation: Xtreme
Major lacrosse honors: 2012 Lancaster-Lebanon Section 1 All-Star, 2013 Lancaster-Lebanon Section 2 All-Star, 2013 Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star, Nike Elite 120, 2013 Central PA National Team (WDNT)
Academic honors, service projects: National Honor Society, Renaissance Committee, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Fundraiser, Cedar Crest Mini-Thon, Captain in Training PSU Thon, and Student Council
What will you major in/study? Business & Sports Administration
Why did you choose Louisville? “It was a natural fit for me. As soon as I got there, I fell in love with the school and the coaches – I knew that I didn’t want to go anywhere else. I’m very excited to become a Cardinal!”
What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “We had a great season. We made school history with a record of 11-7 and made it to league play-offs. We have great coaches and a lot of young players. It should be a fun and exciting final two years as a Falcon.”
Additional Comments: “I want to thank my High School coaches, Coach Emma Lebo and Coach Chelsea Wagner, for always being there for me and always being by my side. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for them pushing me everyday and keeping me going.
“I also want to thank Coach Claudia Ovchinnikoff, who coached me during my first year of Xtreme and continues to help me with my lacrosse training. Also, a huge thanks goes to Coach Mark Pinkerton, who has helped me through this process and continues to help me become a better lacrosse player.
“Another big thanks goes out to my Mom, Dad, brother, and the rest of my family for always supporting me in everything that I do in life. They definitely made this process easier and there is no way that I would be the person that I am today if it wasn’t for them. I love you guys and thanks for the continuous love and support!”
Other schools considered: University of Colorado Boulder, Penn State, USC, Rutgers, La Salle, Stony Brook, UPenn
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