By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/28/15
Hun School (N.J.) 2015 midfielder Robert Kuhn, from Moorestown High, will be playing Division I lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University.
Robert Kuhn ledger:
High School: Hun School (PG), Moorestown (2014) Graduation Year: 2015 Position: midfielder
College Choice: Johns Hopkins University
Club Affiliation: The Duke’s Lacrosse Club
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases:
2015: All-Prep First Team, All-Mid-Atlantic Prep Team; 2014: NJ State All-Star Team, South Jersey All-Phillylacrosse.com South Jersey; 2012: Nike Blue Chip.
2015: Mid-Atlantic Prep champions, NJ State Prep Champions, Runner-up in Inter-Ac Challenge with The Hun School of Princeton (19-1 overall), ranked among Top 10 teams in every national poll;
2014: South Jersey Group 3 champion with Mooretown High School; 2011: NJ Group 3 State Champion.
Academic honors: Scholar-Athlete, Moorestown
What will you major in/study? Economics (major), Financial Economics (minor), Entrepreneurship and Management (minor)
Why did you choose the school? “The decision was easy. I chose Johns Hopkins for all the right reasons. The JHU reputation speaks for itself. The institutional tradition is amazing, the Homewood venue is unbelievable, coach (Dave) Pietramala, in my mind, is the best coach in the world, and it’s just by far a great academic school. JHU has everything you could possibly want in a school. ”
Highlights from the 2015 HS season? “I would start by saying that beating Lawrenceville (13-time defending Mid-Atlantic Prep champion) for first time in 17 years was great for The Hun School; and to be a part of a team that could break the mold twice and to win the Mid-Atlantic Prep championship was flat out great. Then, the whole ride through the Inter-Ac Challenge and getting to play Haverford in the championship at PPL Park was amazing. It was a great experience.”
Thank Yous: “The two men that have given me the greatest opportunity are Ebe Helm (The Dukes Lacrosse Club) and M.V. Whitlow (The Hun School of Princeton). First, Coach M.V. Whitlow is an extraordinary leader, thinker and coach; he works with each individual so well and absolutely has an unbelievable knowledge of the game. His motto is to ‘trust our training’ and we were able to do that and just go out and play lacrosse. Along with Coach Whitlow is Coach Jeff Snow (Hun offensive coordinator) who trained us so well; and Coach Akauola (Hun strength and conditioning coach) who whipped us into the best shape possible.
“As a player, the Dukes program was absolutely great all four years; it is unique because it’s so honest and that is refreshing. Dukes’ coaches tell you straight and honest and for me, personally, that’s the best way. Coach Ebe and Coach Christmas gave me the opportunity to achieve my best and they always presented things in a fair way. They helped me understand the game so much better and that helped me improve with each game.”
“Another big coach in my life is Christian Lauer, who has been my strength and conditioning coach since the start of my high school career. Like Coach Akauola, Christian is another great coach that has an extraordinary ability to take your athleticism to its top level. And finally, my parents, for giving me so much and for understanding that along with all they have done, the extra (PG) year would put me in the position to achieve much and prepare for collegiate life.”
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