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Men’s recruit: Garnet Valley FO specialist/midfielder Penfil commits to Penn

Saturday, 3rd December 2011

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 12/3/11

Garnet Valley junior face-off specialist/midfielder Zach Penfil has committed to the admissions process to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Pennsylvania.

Zach Penfil log:

Zach Penfil

High School: Garnet Valley

Graduation Year: 2013

Position: FO/Midfielder

College Choice:

Club Affiliation: Mesa Fresh 2013, Jags Lax

Major lacrosse honors: EPSLA Showcase, Honorable Mention Central League, Blue Chip 225 Elite All Star, Top 205, Philly Showcase Fab 40 (2010)

Academic honors:
Honor Roll, Academic Excellence,

What will you major in/study? Biology

Why did you choose school? “The academic standard at Penn is one of the best in the country. When I visited, the players made me feel like I was already a member of the team. Coach (Mike) Murphy and his staff have the program headed in the right direction and have a vision that I want to be a part of. Plus, I have always loved the city of Philadelphia and have several Penn alumni as family members.”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “We only lost three starters from last year’s team, so everyone has a good amount of varsity experience. We all have high expectations and are very close as a team. I think we will contend for the Central League title and make a run at the state championship.”

Other comments: “I would like to thank my parents for their support and dedication in doing everything that was necessary in helping find the right school for me; my Garnet Valley coaches; Coach (Frank) Urso and Coach (Jim) Snow. My Mesa coaches; Coach (John) Sims and Coach Discipio; Rebel Elite Coach Harry Sankey; finally, (recent Plymouth Whitemarsh grad) Shawn Kaplan, who taught me almost all I know about facing off.”

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