By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/24/15
Perkiomen Valley 2016 midfielder Ben Minardi has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Ursinus College.
Ben Minardi ledger:
High School: Perkiomen Valley High School
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Ursinus College
Club Affiliation: Freedom Lacrosse and 380 LC
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: First Team All-Area Midfielder, First Team PAC-10 Midfielder, Under Armour Philly Top 88, Brine HS All-American PA, Summer Slam All-Tournament Team, and four year varsity letter winner.
What will you major in/study? Math, Business, or Physics
Why did you choose school? “I chose Ursinus because of the strong academics, and the flexibility it allows me when choosing my major. I love the campus and have always wanted to go to a small liberal arts school. I also love the strength of the athletics and how welcoming the lacrosse team was when I was on campus.”
Outlook for 2016 HS season? “We are returning a lot of starters, especially offensively, and have tons of talent with the underclassman. We are looking to make a run not only for the league championship, but in districts, too.”
Thanks You: “I could not thank my parents enough for everything they have done for me, especially for driving me around to tournaments all year round. I would like to thank all of my grandparents, especially my grandfather, who have been very supportive through the entire process. I would also like to thank my high school coaches, Coach Churchey, Coach Mo, Coach Defeo, Coach Kurylo, and Coach Bec,k for helping me and coaching me the past four years; my 380 coaches,Coach Kacy and Coach Stilwell, for introducing me to summer lacrosse and all the help with recruiting; and Coach Goforth from Freedom for helping me with recruiting recently and introducing me to a great group of guys. I would like to thank Coach Page, Coach Steele, and Coach Duffie for helping me through the process and introducing me to such a great school.”
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