By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/16/10
Episcopal Academy rising senior defenseman Carl Lampe has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lafayette College.
Lampe was starter for a Churchmen team that went 16-6, placed third in the Inter-Ac League
and finished as the No. 10 ranked team in the Mid-Atlantic Region by Lacrosse Magazine in 2010. Lampe, who plays club lacrosse for Rebel Elite, made the Fab 40 team in the Philly Lacrosse Showcase last November.
Lampe plans to study economics.
“I tried to take lacrosse out of the picture and decide what school would be best for me without lacrosse,” Lampe said. “I went to the campus and really loved it. I looked into the academics and saw they had a great academic reputation.
“They also have a solid lacrosse program that over the last couple of years has really been improving and has become recognized. It’s a great opportunity that I couldn’t pass up – I get a great education and play for a great lacrosse team.”
Lampe will be joined as a Lafayette recruit by Rebels teammate Keegan Lawton (Bishop Shanahan, attackman), who also recently committed. Already at Lafayette is another EA product, rising junior midfielder Rob Fitzpatrick.
Lampe, who is a member of the National Honor Society, said the Churchmen are primed to challenge again in the Inter-Ac League. Lampe is the second EA rising senior to commit to a Division I college; rising senior attackman Shane Morrell committed to Bryant in the spring.
“Over the last couple years the program has gotten to the level where every year we’re going for the Inter-Ac championship,” he said. “We’ve been improving in the off season and gradually taking the program to the next level.
“I know we lost a great bunch of guys that I loved playing with. But we’re still going to keep making the program better every year.”