By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/15/14
Avon Grove High School 2015 attackman PJ Rafferty has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Delaware Valley College.
PJ Rafferty log:
High School: Avon Grove
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: Delaware Valley College
Club Affiliation: Twist Lacrosse
Lacrosse Honors: 2x District 1 Champion, 2014 State Runner Up, 2013 Villanova Camp
What will you major in/study? Sports Management
Why did you choose Del-Val? “I chose Delaware Valley because of the coaching staff. I felt a great connection with Coach (Gary) Mercadante. Coach Mercadante is a great leader and will guide me to be the best student-athlete I can be. Also I really loved the campus and I fit right in with the team. Delaware Valley will provide me with endless opportunities for success.”
Outlook for 2015 HS season? “We lost a ton of seniors but are bringing back a lot of talent. Last year we lost in the State Championship. This year our team has a lot of heart and determination. I believe Avon Grove will be successful this year.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents Paul and Kara Rafferty for always sticking by my side and always being honest with me.
“I would also like to thank Coach Jackson and Coach Wallace for giving me the experience I will need to be successful. I want to thank Coach Deckelbaum for helping me with my entire game and weight training. Thank you to Coach Devlin for helping with my recruiting process and also a big thank you To Coach Kirlin for teaching me to always play the game hard.
“Thanks to all of my teammates at Avon Grove and Twist. Lastly I would like to thank Coach Adam Mueller for making me the player and person I am today.”
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