By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/24/14
Avon Grove 2017 defenseman Brayden Peck has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Penn State University.
Brayden Peck ledger:
High School: Avon Grove
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Penn State University (ConnectLAX college profile)
Club Affiliation: Duke’s LC and Big4 LC
Major lacrosse honors: District 1 Champions and PIAA State runner-up with Avon Grove High School
Academic honors, service projects: Honor Roll, Volunteer at Headstrong Event with AG High School, Volunteer Coach at Topsail Youth Lacrosse Camp, North Carolina.
What will you major in/study? Undecided/Business
Why did you choose the school? “I chose Penn State University because I feel that it is a perfect fit for me socially and academically. Also, Penn State is a highly regarded university and the opportunity to play lacrosse for the Nittany Lions is a true honor. Coach (Jeff) Tambroni and his staff at Penn State were great to me and my family through the process and it is an added bonus to be able to play with my older brother Tanner (PSU Class of 2018) in the future.”
Thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “The 2014 lacrosse season was a great learning experience for me as a player. It was a lot of fun to be on the Avon Grove varsity team that went to the state championship; it is something I will remember for my entire life! AG graduated 17 seniors in 2014, so next season will be different but a lot of opportunity for underclass men to step up.”
Other commenbts:“I want to thank my entire family for the help and support you have all given me not only in lacrosse, but throughout my life! Specifically, I want to thank my parents for being there for every game and tournament throughout the years! Also, I want to thank my brothers, Colin, Tanner, and Carson for pushing me on and off the field to make me as competitive and talented as possible!
“To Coach McKinney and Coach Gregg of the Big4 LC: Thank you for teaching me and taking my play to the next level. Also, thanks to Coach McKinney for the help and support through the recruiting process.
“To coach Ebe and the entire Duke’s LC program- Thank you for the opportunity to play with an elite organization and your continued support.
“To Coach Jackson, Coach Wallace, and Coach Decklebaum: Thank you for improving my game and I’m really look forward to the coming years on the field for AG Lacrosse.
“Thanks to all of my teammates throughout the years: You’ve all helped me be successful and have pushed me to a higher level!”
Other schools considered? Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, Cornell, Penn, Princeton
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