By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/26/14
Manheim Township High School 2016 defenseman-LSM Tate Hutchinson has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Saint Joseph’s University.
Tate Hutchinson log:
High School: Manheim Township
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Saint Joseph’s University
Club Affiliations: Duke’s Lacrosse Club, Low and Away
Lacrosse Honors: Brine National PA Team, District 3 Champions – Freshman, Lancaster-Lebanon League Champions – Sophomore, Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star Honorable Mention – Sophomore, Under Armour Shootout All-Star – Sophomore
Academic Honors: Honor Roll 9-11
What will you major in/study? Business Intelligence and Analytics
Why did you choose St. Joe’s? “I chose St. Joe’s because of its size, academics, and the proximity to Philadelphia and my home. Their Haub School of Business also has a great reputation.
“Coach (Taylor) Wray and his coaching staff made me feel very welcome when I visited the campus. Coach Wray has done an excellent job of building the lacrosse program and has high expectations for the future. Also Coach (Dan) Keating and Coach (Steve) Grossi have been very supportive, and I am extremely excited to be a part of the St. Joe’s family!”
Outlook for 2015 HS season? “We are looking to repeat as LL League champions, retake the District 3 championship, and make a run in states again.”
Thank You: “I can’t express enough appreciation and gratitude to my mom and dad for all their support throughout the years. They’ve spent countless weekends driving me up and down the east coast to all of my tournaments, camps, and showcases, and I am truly grateful.
“I would also like to thank Coach Ebe Helm, Coach Jason Christmas, and the entire Duke’s LC organization and coaching staff.
“In addition, I would like to thank my Manheim Township High School and Low and Away coaches: Coach Wimer, Coach Nicodemi, and Coach Espenshade.
“Also a special thanks to Coach Fallon and Coach Nicodemi for helping me throughout the recruiting process. I really appreciate it!
“Lastly, I’d really like to thank my trainer, Jess Soto, for pushing me the last several years.”
Other schools considered: Delaware, Villanova, Towson, Richmond
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