By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/13/13
Tower Hill School (DE) rising junior attackman Andrew Pettit has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lehigh University.
Andrew Pettit log:
High School: Tower Hill School
Graduation Year: 2015
Position: Left Attack
College Choice: Lehigh University
Club Affiliation: Dukes LC
Major lacrosse honors: 1st Team All-State. 1st Team All-Conference. Howitzer Award Winner as Offensive MVP. All-Phillylacrosse Delaware attackman. Led all All-State players in goals and points. Tri-State National Festival Co-Offensive MVP. Tri-State Indoor Holiday Shootout Offensive MVP. Meltdown Tournament Offensive MVP. Inside Lacrosse Nike Blue Chip Rising Junior Man of the Session. Lacrosserecruits.com number one ranked player at Nike Blue Chip Rising Juniors. Selected to the Under Armour 2015 Uncommitted Games. Loyola Shootout All-Star. Top 205 All-Star.
What will you major in/study? Undecided/Business
Why did you choose Lehigh? “Lehigh University is an unbelievable academic institution paired with an equally excellent lacrosse program that is only getting better. The campus is beautiful. A big factor in my decision was the coaches. Coach (Kevin) Cassese is tremendously respected in the lacrosse community and for good reason. He has been a winner his entire life and I would love to help continue that tradition. The other two coaches, Coach (Brendan) Callahan and Coach (Errol) Wilson, have also had great careers and are unbelievable people. The school seemed like a perfect fit for me to continue my lacrosse career in addition to an amazing education.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “Last season was our least impressive season at Tower Hill in over five years with only getting to the State Quarterfinals. We are certainly looking to rebound from that. We lost a few prominent players on our team, including our goalie and starting midfield, but we return our starting defense and attack. It should be an exciting season.”
Additional Comments: “First, I would like to thank my Dukes Coaches; Coach Ebe, Coach Christmas, Coach Fallon, Coach Vetrone, Coach Bohner, Coach Sankey, Coach Mackrides, and Coach Vosburgh. I would not be where I am without the excellent exposure the Dukes Lacrosse Club has given me throughout the years along with the great coaching I’ve received.
“Second, I would like to thank the coaching staff at Tower Hill School; Coach duPont, Coach Unthank, Coach Aitken and all the other people associated with Tower Hill’s lacrosse program. Tower Hill has given me one of the top high school educations in the country that has helped me grow as a player and more importantly as a person.
“Lastly, I want to thank my entire family for being there for me the entire way.”
Other schools considered: Notre Dame, Duke, Georgetown, Villanova
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