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.@MSI_Elite boys’ recruit: George School 2015 MF Arth commits to Swarthmore

Friday, 9th January 2015

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 1/9/15

George School 2015 midfielder John Arth has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Swarthmore College.

John Arth log:

John Arth

John Arth

High School: George School

Graduation Year: 2015

Position: Midfield

College Choice: Swarthmore College

Club Affiliation: Tri-State Lacrosse

Lacrosse Honors: Started every high school game since freshman year and leading scorer last two years. First-team Friends Schools League All-League last two years. First-team Bucks County Golden Team last two years. Elite 180, New England Top 150, King of the Hill, Champ Camp.

Academic honors, service projects: Head of School List and Honor Roll (four years); Senior Prefect; Discipline Committee

What will you major in/study? Undecided/Engineering, Physics, Economics

Why did you choose Swarthmore? “Swarthmore is one of the most outstanding academic schools in the country and has a great lacrosse tradition. I look forward to playing for and learning from Coach Pat Gress.”

Outlook for 2015 HS season? “We lost some great seniors and our long-time coach retired, but we have a returning core of seasoned players and should challenge for the playoffs and league title once again.”

Thank You: “I want to thank my parents for all of the time and support they have given my lacrosse career. I also want to thank all my coaches at Tri-State Lacrosse and, before that, Lower Bucks Lacrosse, for instilling in me a true love of the game. Most of all I want to thank Tom Griffith, my now-retired George School coach, for all of his teaching, mentoring and encouragement. I don’t know that I’d be playing college lacrosse without him.”

Other schools considered: Williams, Haverford, Kenyon

Maplezone Sports Institute, the official sponsor for boys’ recruits, congratulates John Arth. MSI is located on Conchester Highway (Rt. 322) in Garnet Valley, offering lacrosse and sports performance training for boys and girls. From summer and fall club teams to camps, clinics, tournaments and leagues, let MSI be your one stop training facility. Visit us at or contact 280x60

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