By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/29/13
Hempfield rising junior midfielder Colin Strange has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Marquette University.
Colin Strange log:
High school: Hempfield
Year of graduation: 2015
College choice: Marquette
Club affiliation: Duke’s LC, Low and Away Lancaster
Lacrosse honors, camps, showcases: Top 205 All Star, Big 4 Showcase All Star, Baltimore Summer Kick Off Featured Five, Crab Feast Champions 2012, Tri-State Champions 2012 (Duke’s 2015)
Academic honors: Distinguished Honor Roll, Toys 4 Tots Helper, HEADstring Volunteer
Intended major: Business/ Economics
Why did you choose school? “Marquette has a perfect combination of great academics and big time Division I athletics. The prestige of the University stretches coast to coast. I think Coach (Joe) Amplo, Coach (John) Orsen and the rest of their staff are all great guys who will do amazing things with this program and I wanted to be a part of starting the legacy of Marquette Lacrosse. Also, the city of Milwaukee seems like an awesome place to spend four years of my life.”
HS team’s outlook in 2014: “Last year our team had so much great talent and when we were all on the same page we were a nightmare for opposing teams, especially in our overtime win during the Lancaster-Lebanon League Championship. Although we lost a few very key players last year, I think some guys will step up to fill their roles and we should find ourselves back in the LL League Championship next May.”
Other comments: “First, I would like to thank my parents and family for all of their support. Without them none of this would have been possible. Also, I would like to thank Coach Dave Ondrusek and Jeff Davis for teaching me the game and helping broaden my horizons as a person and player. Thank you to Coach Ebe Helm and Coach Jason Christmas for all their great coaching and encouragement on the field and for helping advocate for me through this process. Last, thank you to Coach Kyle Wimer and Chris Nicodemi for helping me come into my own on the field and turning me into a more dangerous player.”
Other schools considered: St. Joe’s, Rutgers, High Point
ReQRuitme, the official sponsor of Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Recruits, congratulates Colin Strange. 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.