By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/22/14
Bishop Shanahan High School 2017 midfielder Sam Goforth has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Bryant University.
Sam Goforth log:
High School: Bishop Shanahan High School
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Bryant University
Club Affiliation: Philadelphia Freedom LC
Lacrosse Honors and showcases: Philly Showcase MVP, Fab 40 All-Star, Nike Bluechip and Inside Lacrosse standout, 3DFLG All-Star, Bison Brawl All-Star.
What will you major in/study? Finance/Business
Why did you choose Bryant? “Before committing to Bryant, I had the opportunity to visit a number of different schools, and I believe I had developed a good idea of what I wanted and what would work for me, and after visiting with Coach ((Mike) Pressler and the rest of the coaching staff at Bryant I knew that this was the place for me. Everything just seems to fit. Bryant’s Business program is also among the best in the nation and that is what I intend to study. Coach Pressler had a huge impact on me deciding on Bryant, he is an outstanding coach and I know Bryant is on the rise to become one of the best teams in College Lacrosse.”
Outlook for 2015 HS season? “Bishop Shanahan is coming off a solid season last year with a record of 18-3. We graduated some outstanding seniors last year and although we lost some great talent, I believe we should be strong this year. We have some spectacular team chemistry and many players who will be stepping up to fill those spots left by the seniors. I can’t wait for the spring season to start.”
Thank You: “First, I’d like to thank Coach Bob Miller for all the help and support I needed to get where I am today. Coach Miller has been one of my coaches for as long as I can remember at LYA and Freedom. He is constantly teaching me to become a better player and improve my game.
“Also I don’t know where I would be without my Dad acting as my coach as well, from the day I picked up my first lacrosse stick he has been there teaching me how to become the best player I could be, and providing the love and support needed for me to reach the next level.
“I’d also like to thank my High school coaches Jon Heisman, Paul Meyers, and Eric Carruthers for all the support they have provided throughout this process. And Obviously I can’t thank my family enough for all the love and support they’ve given me throughout the years.”
Other schools considered: Navy, Bucknell, Lafayette, Villanova, and Fairfield
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