Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/1/14
The Moorestown Lacrosse Club recently congratulated 13 Moorestown High School seniors who have committed to play NCAA college lacrosse.
The Moorestown High School Girls Lacrosse team is one of the most storied and accomplished New Jersey high school programs in any sport and has for many years been consistently ranked at the very top of numerous national polls. They have won the Tournament of Champions title, symbolic of NJ’s #1 team, in all groups a record 20 times, including 13 of the last 15 years. Overall, the program has won 21 state championships.
Recent graduates of the program have gone on to successful academic and athletic careers at leading universities including Rutgers, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, William and Mary, Franklin and Marshall, Princeton, Penn, Yale, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt and many more.
This year’s Girls NCAA recruits (listed alphabetically) and their college choices are:
Melanie Becker – Vanderbilt University
Courtney Bodine – LaSalle University
Abbey Brooks – Rutgers University
Jess Button – Holy Cross University
Keira Dalmass – University of Connecticut
Gabby Cooper – Catholic University
Maggie Handlan – University of Michigan
Alex O’Donnell – Brown University
Adriana Pendino – University of Michigan
Emily Troy – Gettysburg College
The Moorestown High School Boys Lacrosse has also been one of the state’s most successful programs. Playing in the competitive Skyland Conference, the team won state Group Championships in 2008 and 2011. This past season the boys won the Group III South Jersey Championship.
Recent graduates have attended and played for Connecticut College, Elizabethtown, Fairfield, Franklin and Marshall, McDaniel, Mount St. Mary’s, Nazareth, University of North Carolina, Rutgers, University of Delaware, St. Joseph’s, Villanova, and Washington & Lee.
This year’s Boys NCAA recruits (listed alphabetically) and their college choices are:
Austin Haynes – University of Delaware
Andrew Helfman – Oneonta State
Tristan Sporer – Mount St. Mary’s
Kelly Dalmass, President of Moorestown Lacrosse Club, said of today’s announcement:
“We are extremely proud of these thirteen Moorestown student athletes. Most all of them, began playing for our club at a young age and each of them has shown steadfast dedication to their sport, their school and their community. Each year tens of thousands of high school students play lacrosse and only a small percentage of them have the skill, dedication, discipline, and academic ability to go on to play at the NCAA varsity level.
“We are proud of their academic and athletic accomplishments and equally proud of them as young men and women. They will no doubt continue to make us proud as they go on to play at the next level. I know I speak for everyone associated with the Moorestown Lacrosse Club- especially the many dedicated volunteers, coaches, parents and club officers- when I offer each of them a heartfelt congratulations on their successful high school careers and wish them all the very best in the future.”