By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/16/16
Henderson High School 2018 midfield Peighton Bement has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Drexel University.
Peighton Bement profile:
High School: Henderson High School
Graduation Year: 2018
College Choice: Drexel University
Club Affiliation: PA Express 2018 Orange
Lacrosse Honors: Brine National Youth and High School Team
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose Drexel? “Most importantly, I chose Drexel for its outstanding academics and reputation as a school. I have heard such wonderful things from alumni and their successes and I knew I wanted to go there. As soon as I stepped onto the campus, I immediately fell in love and knew this school was for me. The coaches and players were so welcoming and the connection between the players was something I’ve never seen before. It truly felt like a family, and I knew I wanted to be a part of that.”
HS team’s outlook for 2017 season? “Our team is looking to improve from our previous seasons most definitely. We lost some very good seniors last year, but with our second year coach, Lauren Purvis, we are striving to be the best we can be in the and succeed in the Ches-mont. Our team has a lot of individual talent and it will be exciting to bring it all together this spring season.”
Thank You: “Most importantly, I would like to thank my parents for being the most supportive and influential people in my life. Without you both pushing me to my very best and never giving up on me, I would never be where I am today.
“I would also like to thank my club team coaches, Coach Hoerman and Coach O’Malley, and my teammates. Being a part of PA Express for the past five years has been a key part of my lacrosse career and I will never forget the memories made and the fun that we shared.
“Last but not least, I want to thank my physical therapist for everything you’ve done. Through helping me with my ACL injury and pushing me to keep working hard, I definitely wouldn’t be here without you. You saw me at my worst and helped motivate me to come back 110%. I can’t thank you and everyone else enough.”
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