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Men’s recruit: Springfield-Montco’s Goldfarb chooses to sign with Drexel

Sunday, 1st February 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, posted 2/1/09

Springfield-Montco senior midfielder Martin Goldfarb has signed a letter of intent to play at Drexel.

Goldfarb, a first-team All-Suburban One American Conference pick last year when he scored 35 goals, said he liked Drexel’s co-op program and its head coach, Chris Bates.

“My main focus is going to be in business and the big attraction is the co-op program there,” said Goldfarb, who is considering accounting. “I liked coach Bates’ coaching style and I liked him as a person.

“Plus, my mom went to Drexel before attending Wharton Business School (at Penn) and I am pretty familiar with the city, having lived in Center City.”

Goldfarb actually attended Penn Charter in Philadelphia until his junior year when his family moved to Springfield Township. One of his teammates at Penn Charter, defender Brian Teuber, is a redshirt freshman at Drexel.

“Brian told me only great things about Drexel and the campus,” Goldfarb said. “I like the college life and the lacrosse.

“It’s definitely going to be exciting playing teams like Virginia and all the rest of the teams in the (Colonial Athletic Association).”

Goldfarb also shares a common interest with Drexel and Bates. He recently volunteered to help work a clinic run by the LEAPS program at the MLK Day Fundraiser in Manayunk to help get city kids started with lacrosse. Bates and his players have been involved in running clinics and after-school programs for city youths for years.

“I’m doing a senior project on the LEAPS program,” Goldfarb said of the new non-profit program run by Philly pro players John Christmas and Eric Gregg. “I’m kind of a big community service guy and when I first saw it on the Web site I thought it was kind of interesting.

“I saw Eric Gregg at a Far Post League game and wanted to help out. So, myself and a couple of other high school guys like (St. Joseph’s Prep) Colin Fleming and a few others helped out at the clinic.

“I plan to continue with this.”

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