By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/15/16
Hershey High School 2016 midfielder-Face-off Patrick Bagatta has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Belmont Abbey College.
Patrick Bagatta profile:
High School: Hershey High School
Graduation Year: 2016
Position: Midfielder / Face-off
College Choice: Belmont Abbey College
Club Affiliation: Blue Mountain Lacrosse (now Duke’s-Blue Mountain)
-2016 Unsung Hero Award Hershey High School Lacrosse
-2014 Brine National All-American
-2014 Maryland Lacrosse Showcase
-2014 Champ Camp – Towson University
What will you major in/study? Business / Pre-law
Why did you choose Belmont Abbey? “I chose Belmont Abbey because it is a great Catholic College with a very competitive lacrosse team. Belmont Abbey plays in the very competitive “Conference Carolina” that has produced the NCAA Division II Champions the last three years!”
HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “There is a lot of success to look forward to this year. Though our team has a small senior class, we have very talented and pumped underclassmen ready to step up and work hard for us to succeed.”
Thank You: “Coming late to lacrosse in the 7th grade, a lot of people have been a monumental help to me in becoming the lacrosse player I am today. Thanks go to Coach Jim Eberle, Coach Chris DeFlitch, and Coach John Dornberger, at Hershey Youth Lacrosse Club for teaching me the basics.
“I am very grateful to Coach Doug Bailey and Coach Dave Warmingham at Blue Mountain Lacrosse Club for really pushing me to the next level.
“Finally, a big thanks goes to Coaches John Schein and Andy Briggs at Hershey High School for all their time and effort in improving my play.
“Most importantly, I would like to thank my parents for everything they have done for me.”
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