By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/5/14
Conestoga 2015 midfielder Matt Nagle has committed to play Division III lacrosse at the United States Coast Guard Academy.
Matt Nagle log:
High School: Conestoga High School
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: United States Coast Guard Academy
Club Affiliations: HEADstrong, Main Line Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: Long Island Uprising All Star, Under Armour Top 88, 2013 PIAA Runner Up
What will you major in/study? Government
Why did you choose school? “I was drawn to the military lifestyle because my grandfather was a Commander in the Navy and I look forward to serving my country. I was attracted to the prospect of becoming an officer in the Coast Guard after college. USCGA Coach Ray LaForte has been so helpful and enthusiastic throughout the recruiting process. I am looking forward to playing for him.”
Outlook for your High School team? “Conestoga Lacrosse has a long tradition of winning state championships and we are hungry to improve on our disappointing season last year and are looking to avenge our tough losses. We are senior heavy this year and ready to play.”
Other Comments: “I’d like to thank my coaches from Main Line Lacrosse, Coach German and Coach Corrado, as well as my coaches from HEADstrong Lacrosse, Coach Neary, Collalori, and Verratti. It has been a pleasure to play for and volunteer with these organizations. I’d also like to thank my Conestoga coaches, Coach Samson, Long, Bush, Gratton, and Hein. They are outstanding coaches and teachers. I’d also like to thank my Conestoga Youth Lacrosse coaches Coach Hildebrand, Friedman, and Roulston. Most importantly, I want to thank my parents, my dad has been my coach since I was 7 and without my mom this process would have never gotten off the ground.”
Other schools considered: Navy, Washington and Lee
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