By K.I. Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/27/14
Cazenovia High School (NY) 2016 LSM-defenseman TJ Connellan has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Penn State University.
TJ Connellan log:
High School: Cazenovia High School, New York
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Penn State University
Club Affiliations: Orange Crush and Roadhawks
Lacrosse Honors: Second team All-CNY as a sophomore, All-Star team for Orange Crush showcase, All-Star team for FLG tournament, and Under Armour Upstate team. Jake Reeds Nike Blue Camp, Orange Crush Showcase, and Under Armour Underclass tryout (made the team)
Academic Honors: Honor Roll student, Scholar Athlete
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose PSU? “Three main factors helped me choose Penn State:.
1.Penn State is a great University for both academics and athletics. The opportunity to study and play at this school is a great opportunity I could not pass up..
2.My Family history with Penn State. Both my grandfather and my uncle played football at Penn state and I have been a fan since I was young kid.
3.Coach (Jeff) Tambroni and the entire PSU coaching staff. After meeting with Coach Tambroni I was very impressed with him both as a coach and a person. Coach TambroniI feel like he will move the PSU Lax program to the next level and I really want to be a part of that success.”
Thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “We had a very successful season this year. We lost in the State championship by 3. I feel that next year we will be ready and hopefully get redemption and win the Championship.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my Parents for their support and assistance. My Mom and Dad have really helped me become a better player and showed me how commitment and hard work can pay off. We have traveled thousands of miles over the past few years attending camps, tournaments and college visits and they have been by my side the whole way.
“I would like to thank ALL my coaches over the years but there are three coaches I need to single out:
“Coach Greg Burns, he is my coach for Orange Crush. He has been a big help to me during the recruiting process He spoke to lots of coaches for me and really helping me get ahead in the game.
“Coach Dave Falge, he is the assistant coach for the Cazenovia HS varsity team and a very good family friend. He helped me become a better and smarter player. He always gave me the confidence I could play lacrosse at the next level.
“Finally, I would like to thank Coach Brian Willard (Cole Willard’s father) my Lacrosse coach since third grade. He played a major part in my recruiting process. Brian gave me great advice years ago and directed me towards my positions at LSM and Defense. It turned out to be the right position for me. Coach Willard has always helped me get better; both on the field as a player and off the field, helping me become a better man.”
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