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.@MSI_Elite boys’ recruit: Episcopal Academy 2017 FO-MF Ernst commits to Lafayette

Thursday, 5th March 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Recruiting  
 

By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/5/15

Episcopal Academy 2017 faceoff-midfielder Griffin Ernst has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lafayette College.

Griffin Ernst ledger:

Griffin Ernst

Griffin Ernst

High School: Episcopal Academy

Graduation Year: 2017

Position: Faceoff/Midfield

College Choice: Lafayette College

Club Affiliation: NXT 2017

Lacrosse Honors: Boston Legacy Tournament All-Star, Lehigh Valley Rising Sophomore All-Star, Nike Blue Chip Selection, Maverick Showtime Selection, Varsity Ice Hockey

What will you major in/study? Business

Why did you choose Lafayette? “Lafayette has a great reputation academically and Coach (Jim) Rogalski and his coaching staff are working hard to build a very strong Division I lacrosse program. Lafayette’s campus and athletic facilities are really impressive, and it provides a good balance for the student athlete. During my visit, I felt very comfortable with the players, the school, and the coaching staff.”

Outlook for your High School season? “We play in one of the toughest leagues in the country (Inter Ac), but we have a lot of talent, strong leadership with our captains, and great chemistry among the players. I’m really optimistic about the opportunities for our team this season.”

Thank You: “I would like to thank John Bodnar (Episcopal Academy Asst Coach and NXT Faceoff Coach) and Mike Dolente (Philly Faceoff League) for helping to develop my skills as a faceoff specialist and advice during the recruiting process.

“NXT coaches Coach Kupp, Coach Williams, Coach Avato, and Coach Manney have been very supportive and helped develop me as I switched from close defense to faceoff/midfield last year.

“I also want to thank Episcopal Academy Head Coach Andy Hayes for helping me through the process and always pushing me to do my best.

“My Advisor and former Dean at Episcopal Academy, Sam Willis, also deserves a lot of credit for pushing me both academically and athletically.

“Finally, I would like to thank my parents and my older brother Matt (Lehigh) for supporting me through this process, taking me to countless games and tournaments, and always believing in me.”

Maplezone Sports Institute, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com boys’ recruits, congratulates Griffin Ernst. MSI is located on Conchester Highway (Rt. 322) in Garnet Valley, offering Offering private, group, and team training. Training programs are made for each individual skill set and player. Please contact Cory Malampy at cmalampy@maplezone.com 610-358-5500 ext 21MSILacrosse 280x60

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