By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/26/13
Haverford School rising sophomore midfielder Brendan O’Neill has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University.
Brendan O’Neill log:
High school: The Haverford School
Year of graduation: 2016
College choice: Johns Hopkins University
Club affiliations: The Baltimore Crabs / Mesa Fresh
Major camps: Nike Blue Chip, Adrenaline Black Card Showcase
Intended major: Undecided
Why did you choose Johns Hopkins? “I chose JHU for many reasons. It’s an amazing academic university as well as a phenomenal lacrosse program. I grew up on Charles Street, a mile away from JHU before I moved to Philadelphia last year so I’m very familiar with and love the location. My uncle (Greg Lily) was an All-American defensemen at Hopkins and my aunt (Kristie Lily) is in the (school’s) Hall of Fame, so there’s a good amount of legacy from my family there. I have a great deal of respect for coach (Dave) Pietramala and I look forward to the opportunity to play for a national championship.”
Your HS team’s outlook for 2014: “Our outlook for the season is very positive. We were very young this year, but now we have a lot of experience as a young team and hope to compete for the Inter-Ac title.”
Other comments: “I’d like to thank coach (John) Nostrant and the entire coaching staff at Haverford School for helping me tremendously; all my teammates at Haverford, especially Kip Taviano (#10ve); Ryan McClernan, my first coach and director of the Crabs Lacrosse Club, and all my other coaches with the Crabs that have worked so hard to teach me the game; my Mesa Fresh coaches; and last but not least, my parents who support me each and every day.”
ReQRuitme, the official sponsor of Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Recruits, congratulates Brendan O’Neill. ReQRuitme is a simple, fast, and affordable way for student-athletes to deliver their academic and athletic information to college coaches/recruiters. Through ReQRuitme, student-athletes can develop their own mobile profile application allowing college coaches/recruiters access to their information easily and instantly on the coach’s smartphone or tablet. As part of the sponsorship, all Phillylacrosse.com readers are being offered a $50 discount on a 12 month membership to ReQRuitme. Using the access code PHILLYLAX, the 12 month membership has been reduced from $149 to $99.Click here to learn more about ReQRuitme.
Tags: Haverford School