By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/14/14
Salesianum School 2016 midfielder Luke Bianchino has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Delaware.
Luke Bianchino ledger:
High School: Salesianum School
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: University of Delaware
Club Affiliation: NXT Lacrosse Club
Lacrosse Honors: 3rd Team All-State as a sophomore, Under Armour Philadelphia Tryout All-Star (Top 44) University of North Carolina team camp All-Star, Ohio State University Team Camp All-Star, Ohio State University Team Camp Champions, Philly Lax Cup Champions
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Outlook for 2015 HS season? “The 2014 season ended not how we would have liked. I think we have a lot of great young players and a great group of senior and junior leaders prepared to try and win the State Championship in 2015. That is our primary goal every year.”
Why did you choose Delaware? “I chose the University of Delaware ultimately to be close to home, get a great education and play for a great program. It is a top-notch institution with a very well respected academic reputation. There is a great balance between athletics and academics.
“Coach (Bob) Shillinglaw and Coach (Byron) Collins are both very experienced coaches that are dedicated to getting the program where it needs to be each year. Delaware has a great lacrosse history and I am very excited and humbled that Coach Shillinglaw and Coach Collins gave me the opportunity to be a part of it.”
Thank You: “First I would like to thank my family and friends for all the support they have given me. I would like to thank Coach Shillinglaw and Coach Collins for giving me the opportunity to be a Blue Hen.
“In addition, I would like to thank all of my NXT coaches that helped me tremendously and have provided me with great guidance, especially Coaches Brett Manney, Bill Derrick, George Castle, Marty Kupprion, and Andy Hayes.
“Lastly I would like to give a huge thanks to my high school Coaches, Bob Healy and Shawn Plews for all the support they have given me the past 3 years and the values and character they have instilled in me as a player and a person.”
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