By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/20/11
Avon Grove sophomore attackman/midfielder Tanner Peck has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Penn State University.
Peck, who plays for the Duke’s Lacrosse Club, becomes the second Philly boy from the Class of 2014 to make a Division I commitment public. The first, last week, was Malvern Prep defenseman Greg Pelton (Duke).
Tanner Peck log:
High School: Avon Grove
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Penn State
Others considered: Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Notre Dame
Club Affiliation: Duke’s Lacrosse Club
Major lacrosse honors: All-Ches-Mont League honorable mention, MVP Crabfeast Tournament, captain for Duke’s in Class of 2014, first Duke’s LC player to ever commit to D1 program as sophomore.
Academic honors: High honors
What will you major in/study? Undecided, leaning toward business
Why did you choose school? “I wanted to play under coach (Jeff) Tambroni and I wanted to be part of a program that is coming up in college lacrosse. I want to help Penn State get to a place where they have never been in college lacrosse.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “This year we’re going to be good. We’re a little young, but we lost 15 seniors. But at the same time, we have some good returning varsity players. If we play unselfish and play as a team, I think we have the potential.”
Other comments: “I’d like to thank the Dukes organization as a whole, my parents, my high school coach, Eric Jackson, and my family.”
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