By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/30/14
Downingtown East 2015 midfielder Dylan Rittenhouse has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Swarthmore College.
Dylan Rittenhouse log:
High School: Downingtown East
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: Swarthmore College
Club Affiliation: Philadelphia Freedom
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: MVP Showcase All Star, Summer Slam Champs, FLN Peak South Showcase Featured Players
Academic honors, service projects: Distinguished Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Relay For Life volunteer, American Red Cross Blood Drive volunteer
What will you major in/study? Engineering
Why did you choose the school? “I chose Swarthmore because of the great academic program and the competitive lacrosse in the Centennial conference. The school has a very good engineering program, and Coach (Pat) Gress is invested in improving the team on the field and in the classroom.”
Outlook for 2015 HS season? “Coming off a 10-10 season, I think our team is motivated to do much better this year. We have many returning seniors and we have been putting in a lot of work in the offseason. Downingtown East will definitely be competing for the Ches-Mont championship.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank my parents for helping me in the college recruiting process and supporting me throughout my years playing lacrosse. I also want to thank Coach Cliggett for helping me become a much better player over the year and helping me in the recruiting process. I would like to also thank the rest of the Downingtown East coaching staff, Pat Cullinan, Joe Karpinski, Pete Carrozza, and Brendan Staudt, for investing their time in helping the team become better as a whole. I want to thank Coach Matt for coaching me in the summers and supporting me in the recruiting process, as well as my youth football coach, Charlie Rafferty, for introducing me to the sport of lacrosse.”
Other schools considered? Tufts
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