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Men’s recruit: Cardinal O’Hara senior midfielder Downes Jr. commits to Wesley College

Tuesday, 21st December 2010

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 12/21/10

Cardinal O’Hara senior midfielder Barry Downes, Jr. has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Wesley College (Del.).

Cardinal O'Hara's Barry Downes, Jr. has committed to Wesley College

Downes was an Honorable Mention All-Catholic League Southern division pick in 2010 when he scored 28 goals. He helped the Lions finish 10-10 and reach the semifinals of the Catholic League playoffs.

Downes, who plays club lacrosse for the Delaware Silverbacks, plans to study Environmental Science and Criminal Justice, and become a Wildlife Conversation Officer.

“I chose Wesley for many reasons,” he said. “I really liked the school and the coach (Bill Gorrow) from previous experiences. When I went on my overnight visit, I got to know the team and really liked them.

“Also I felt like I could attend Wesley and be successful. And lastly, the location of Wesley is far enough to get away from home but close enough to be able to go home if I need to.”

Downes said the Lions expect to contend again in the Catholic League this year.

“Last year we were a competitive team in the Catholic League,” he said. “And although we graduated a few crucial seniors, I think we will still contend for the title in the 2011 season.”



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