By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/4/14
Downingtown STEM Academy (Downingtown West Athletics) 2015 goalie Carson White has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Carson White log:
High School: Downingtown STEM Academy (Downingtown West Athletics)
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: Stevens Institute of Technology
Club Affiliations: Freedom Lacrosse, Old School Lacrosse, Rebel Elite
Lacrosse Honors: Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip (Rising Senior), Blue Chip 225 (Rising Junior), FLG 3D All-Star game, Philly Invitational
What will you major in/study? Mechanical Engineering
Why did you choose Stevens? “Location: Hoboken is one of the nicest towns I’ve ever set foot in and it is conveniently located across from New York City which should make for excellent future business opportunities.
“Atmosphere: The student body is all very fun and motivated towards school. There is an indescribable feeling of dedication and need for success displayed by the student body.
“Lacrosse: The lacrosse is only an aspect of the overall package but playing for Head Coach Gene Peluso is going to be a great experience and I look forward to helping the team to be successful in any way I can.
“Academics: The school is a very well regarded and has an excellent engineering program centered on the Stevens signature “Design Spine”.
Outlook for your High School team? “Coming off of last season as a mostly developmental and learning year for many of us younger guys, I am eager to see how this season goes. We had a very young team last year and so we will be returning many of our best players to take on a second or third year as a starting player on the Varsity team.
“I am looking to play with my teammates on a very dominant team and I intend to improve the team in order to have a successful upcoming season in my final high school year as a Senior leader.”
Thank You: “I am very blessed and thankful to have been so fortunate to be in this position. First off, I would like to thank my parents and brother. They have followed me from the first stages of lacrosse (at the age of 9) up until the present. Their vast lacrosse knowledge never ceases to amaze me as they come up with advice such as “try and get your stick in front of the ball next time” or “you should try and get your body in front of it more so you stop the shot.” Having their support and presence at every game gives a sense of honor of playing to represent your family and whether a win or a loss, talking to them afterwards, there is always a sense of accomplishment.
“In addition to my parents I would like to thank all of the coaches that have helped me to become the player that I am today. Every time I step on the field, I remember the words that my former coach Harry Sankey of Rebel Elite had casually mentioned to another player on the sideline, “There are a lot of good players, but its what you do at practice and do between practice that make the good players, GREAT players”. I have tried to capture this mentality and every time I step on the field it is to get myself and the team better and become Great.
“I would also like to thank my High school coach Tom Slate for conditioning me through years of preparation so that when I go to play college lacrosse next year, I will be able to manage the transition. I feel as if I am very prepared and have learned so much from him being a student of the game under his instruction for the past 3 years.
“I would like to thank my club coaches Bob Dilonno and Matt Marascio of Old school lacrosse and Freedom lacrosse (respectively). They have kept me in top shape between the high school seasons and it has been an amazing privilege to learn the game under their coaching.
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