By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/24/14
Springfield-Delco rising junior defenseman Patrick Smyth has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. John’s University.
Patrick Smyth log:
High School: Springfield Delco
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: St. John’s
Club Affiliation: HEADstrong
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: All Star at the following: NSCLA Cup Showcase 2014, Legacy Invitational 2013, NXT Cup 2013, Lehigh Valley Showcase 2013
Academic honors: Honor Roll
What will you major in/study? Finance
Why did you choose the school? “Since my older brother Dan plays lacrosse for St. John’s I know the players and coaches already and they feel like family. Also, I want to play in big games and I can do that at St. John’s. Being in New York City was a draw and since I am majoring in Finance, St. John’s was perfect.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “I think we had a great season, and if we had just played a little better in our last game, we may have had a shot at the state title. Although we lost a great senior class, we feel we have a lot of young guys who are ready to step up into a leadership role next year.”
Other comments: “I want to thank my Springfield Coach, Tom Lemieux. He has really taught me a lot about lacrosse and life. Coach Lemieux has helped me through every step of the recruiting process. I also want to thank Springfield Defensive Coordinator, Coach Ryne Adolph for all he has taught me about the game and how to be a good defenseman.
“I want to thank the whole HEADstrong organization and in particular, Coach Brian Neary, for helping me become a better lacrosse player.
“I want to thank all my youth lacrosse coaches, particularly Coach Adam Mueller and Fever Lacrosse.
“Lastly, I would like to thank my parents Terry and Dan, my grandfather Bob Millison, my older brother Dan, and my little sister Kaylee, without their support none of this would have happened.”
Other schools considered? Bellarmine, Bucknell, Jacksonville, Lehigh, Navy, Penn
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