By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/21/14
Downingtown East 2015 defenseman Bryan Murray has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Swarthmore College.
Bryan Murray log:
High School: Downingtown East High School
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: Swarthmore College
Club Affiliations: HEADstrong Lacrosse Club, Philadelphia Freedom Lacrosse Club
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams: “The Match” All-Star Team, Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip Rising Junior, FLG All-Star Team, Bison-Brawl All-Star Team
Academic honors, service projects: National Honor Society, French National Honors Society, High Honor Roll, Relay For Life Volunteer, HEADstrong Foundation Volunteer
What will you major in/study? Biology
Why did you choose the school? “I chose to play lacrosse at Swarthmore because the college offers unparalleled academics and athletics. It has a very strong biology program and I know the school will prepare me well for the job search after college. I also feel that coach Pat Gress is committed to helping all of his players get better on and off the field.”
Outlook for 2015 HS season? “Although we lost some key seniors, the depth we have on our defense and midfield lines, coupled with the hard work in our offseason workouts, will definitely make Downingtown East the top team in the Ches-Mont and a major contender for the District 1 Championship.”
Other comments: “I’d like to thank my parents and sisters for continually supporting my lacrosse aspirations and providing the support and guidance throughout my years in high school. I would also like to thank my high school lacrosse coach, Todd Cliggett, for his help in guiding me through my recruitment process as well as making me a better lacrosse player on and off the field.”
I’d also like to thank assistant coaches Joe Karpinski, Pat Cullinen and Pete Carozza for aiding me on the field and in the weight room. Furthermore, I want to thank the HEADstrong Foundation coaches Brian Neary, Mike Colleluori, Brian Zusi and Jake Richard for their continued support in the offseason. Special thanks to coach Bob Miller and coach Matt Marascio from Philadephia Freedom lacrosse for their continued support
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