By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/14/14
Shipley School 2018 defenseman Devin Gilligan has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Michigan.
Devin Gilligan log:
High School: Shipley School
Graduation Year: 2018
College Choice: University of Michigan (ConnectLAX college profile)
Club Affiliation: Big 4 HHH, Duke’s 2018
Major lacrosse honors, Showcases: Chester County All-Stars, NXT Philly Freshman Showcase
Academic honors, service projects: Packing boxes of food at Philabundance
What will you major in/study? Undecided, leaning toward engineering or science field
Why did you choose the school? “When I got on campus I knew that Michigan was perfect for me. It just felt like the right fit, Ann Arbor felt like home away from home. I really enjoyed the visit and getting to spend some time with the coaches. The atmosphere of Michigan was also very special, the tradition and culture was unlike any other schools.”
HS team’s Outlook for 2015 HS season? “We have a lot of potential this year and I hope that we can win the Friends League championship.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank a few people: first, Brad Boyer; he was the person who told me to play lacrosse in the first place and he coached me for about 4 or 5 years; Liam Resch, he is one of my coaches at Big 4 HHH and I took private lessons with him this past fall; Scott Gabrielson, he was only my coach for one year but he made me a better team player and all around better player; Glen White, he also coached me at West Chester LC and Chester County All-Stars with Scott Gabrielson; Travis McDonnell, he was my coach for Philly Fever two summers ago and he was the person who got me to go to Shipley and he is also my current high school coach. I also want to thank all my Duke’s, Big 4, and Shipley coaches.
“Lastly, I want to thank my parents; they saw that I wanted to play at the next level and so they helped me get here. They have been very supportive of the decisions I have made in the past year.”
Other schools considered: Notre Dame, Ohio State, Army, Air Force, Harvard, Princeton, Lehigh, Lafayette, and Syracuse
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