By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/29/14
Conestoga High School senior midfielder Pierre Atkinson has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Ursinus College.
Pierre Atkinson log:
High School: Conestoga High School
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Ursinus College
Club Affiliations: NXT 2014, Mesa Fresh 2014, Dukes L.C.
Lacrosse Honors: Conestoga Team Captain 2014, All-Central League Midfielder 2013, All-Main Line Midfielder 2013, Philly Showcase All-Star
What will you major in/study? International Business
Why did you choose Ursinus? “Weighing my options between a D1 and a D3 college experience, I decided I could make an immediate impact on a program by going to Ursinus. The Centennial League is very competitive and Coach (Jamie) Steele’s intensity impressed me. Ursinus is ready to take it to the next level. They have a great student to teacher ratio that you don’t get at a bigger university. You can really get to know your professors.”
Top HS lax memories? “Winning the PIAA State Championship in 2012.”
Thank You: “I’d like to thank my High School coach Brian Samson for all he has done for me, also coaches Bush and Gratton. My club coaches at NXT 2014 Brett Manney, Marty Kupprion and Andy Hayes. Especially I’d like to thank my Conestoga Youth Lacrosse coaches Peter Scott, Pat Campbell, Steve Long and my Dad who constantly pushed me to play my best.”
Other schools considered: Army, Coast Guard Academy, Loyola
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