By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/26/13
Boyertown senior attackman Brock Johnson has committed to play Division III lacrosse at King’s College.
Brock Johnson log:
High School: Boyertown Area Senior High
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: King’s College
Club Affiliation: Philadelphia Freedom, 380 Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors: All Area Honorable Mention (Junior Year), NXT Philly Summer Invitational All Star Team, Selected to the Pride of Pennsylvania Showcase
Academic honors: National Honor Society, Green Cord, Honor Roll, Coaching Youth Lacrosse and Basketball. All Area Academic Team 2013 for Football, Awarded the PAC 10 Citizen Award 2013 for Boyertown Fall Sports
Service projects: Organized and run two youth clinics
What will you major in/study? Business Management
Why did you choose the school? “I chose Kings College because I felt like I was at home the minute I stepped onto the campus. Kings has well respected Business Program and that was a key factor. The lacrosse team at Kings really felt like a family and that was one of the biggest factors for me when evaluating where I would attend college and play lacrosse. I am very excited to play under Coach (Andy) Orlowski and Coach (Shaun) Church and make an impact for the next four years.
What is your team’s outlook for next season? Boyertown is a young team this year because we graduated 16 seniors last year. On top of this, we are presently without a head coach, but none of this is stopping us from working towards our goal of getting the first PAC 10 Championship in lacrosse that Boyertown High School has ever had. We have a group of motivated athletes, dedicated parents and a supportive Athletic Director that are making sure we have every opportunity possible!”
Other comments: “I want to thank Coach Randy Botts, who was my first lacrosse coach in 8th grade in the BOLT (Boyertown Optimist Lacrosse Team) organization. He introduced me to this sport and taught me the fundamentals when many of my teammates had started several years before. I want to also thank Coach Geoff Davidson, Coach Ryan McGee and Coach Taylor Howard who were my coaches in High School up to this year with a special thank you to Coach Howard who was also my National Honor Society Sponsor. In addition, I want to thank my summer coaches for the Philadelphia Freedom Team, Coach Bob Miller and Coach Matt Marascio who were huge for me in the recruiting process making sure I got as many opportunities for exposure that I could.
“Of course, I also want to thank my Parents and my sisters, Payton & Dylan as well as my brother, Brewer, for supporting me by attending ALL of my lacrosse games and tournaments. Many family vacations were spent around summer tournaments! I also want to thank my sister Payton who is one of our Lacrosse Managers for our High School Team.
“And lastly, I want to thank Mark Paladino who served as the BOLT President when I started playing lacrosse in the 8th grade. Mr. Paladino has helped to coordinate and coach our High School fall and winter teams anytime we needed him. In addition to this, Mr. Paladino has been a mentor to me both in and out of the game and he has allowed me to Coach the youth programs for the last three years which has been something I have really enjoyed!”
Other schools considered? Delaware Valley College, Eastern University
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