By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/30/08
Haverford School’s Pete Borror considered attending such Division I powerhouses as Johns Hopkins, North Carolina and Maryland as well as Philly-friendly Penn State when the college recruiters came knocking.
But he always knew he wanted to go to Virginia.
“I had always been close to the coaching staff,” said Borror, an All-American long-stick midfielder/defender. “College-wise, it was the best fit for me, socially and academically.”
Borror is one of six Haverford School graduates who signed with Division I schools for the 2008-09 season. Click here for the entire list of Philadelphia Division I signees.
Virginia clearly had an advantage when it recruited Borror, a first-team All-Phillylacrosse.com pick who also played in the Under Armour All-American game this summer. Borror’s older brother, Jon, attended Virginia the past two years before transferring to Rutgers in the summer.
Pete visited the Charlottesville campus and felt comfortable there from the start.
“I went there when he (Jon) was a freshman and a sophomore and I was familiar with it. The coaching staff never pressured me throughout the recruiting process and it seemed like a winning program.”
Borror admitted that along with the school’s standout academic reputation (he is undeclared and is considering a career in marketing), he was excited about the team’s regular presence in the top 10.
So far, Borror said he is enjoying his time playing Fall Ball and feels he is improving as he begins to grasp the speed of major college lacrosse at both defense and long-stick middie.
“It’s different,” he said. “It’s a lot faster and everything; I think I’ve been playing well. I don’t think I’ll be cracking the starting lineup this year, but I definitely think I’ll be getting some time.
“I just want to start on a national championship team. That’s my ultimate goal, whenever it can happen. Now, I just want to be a contributor to the team.”