By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/13/13
Freedom High School senior defenseman Drew Gugliuzza has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Messiah College.
Drew Gugliuzza ledger:
High School: Freedom High School
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Messiah College
Club Affiliation: Bucks Select
Major lacrosse honors: Team MVP, All-Area Honorable Mention, 2013 Lehigh Valley Keystone Gold Medal team
What will you major in/study? Accounting
Why did you choose Messiah? “Messiah stood out to me because there is a huge faith aspect throughout the school and especially on the team which helps create the closeness that I felt while on campus. Coach (Luke) Beam has been extremely personable with me through out this whole process and is also a great lacrosse mind that I am looking forward to playing for.
“Academically Messiah gives me the opportunity to be well prepared to test for my CPA in 4 years instead of 5. Combine all of that with a beautiful campus that is just close enough to home for my parents to watch me play and I just knew it was the right place for me.”
Outlook for your High School team? “Our team is fairly new to the Lehigh Valley Conference as we head into our 3rd Varsity season. But all of our guys are very hungry as we just missed Districts by one game last year. With that chip on our shoulders we are looking forward to hopefully taking that next step up within the LVC.”
Additional Comments: “There are many people I would like to thank but none of them have been more important than my family. I wouldn’t be where I am today without your support.
“I would like to thank my Club Coach Paul McGovern for giving me the chance to play for Bucks Select, helping me grow as a defenseman and supporting me through the recruiting process.
“I would also like to thank my High School Coach Patrick Conroy for helping me wherever possible through out the last year. And a huge thanks to the Freedom Lacrosse Club who started the lacrosse program in Freedom and gave me the opportunity to get out there and compete. And a final thanks to Coach Dan Dolphin who has helped me through the Keystone Games as well as helping me get in contact with Messiah.
“I truly feel blessed for the opportunity to play at Messiah.”
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