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South Jersey men’s recruit: Lawrenceville School senior defenseman Kirby commits to Harvard

Thursday, 29th December 2011

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 12/28/11

Lawrenceville School (N.J.) senior defenseman Walker Kirby has committed to play Division I lacrosse at Harvard University.

Walker Kirby log:

Walker Kirby

High School: Lawrenceville School, N.J.

Graduation Year:

Position: Defense

College Choice: Harvard

Club Affiliation: Tri-State Lacrosse

Major lacrosse honors:
US Lacrosse All-American (2011), All-MAPL (2010, 2011), All-Prep (2010, 2011), Captain (2011, 2012), Rutgers MVP, Tri-State National, Champ Camp

Academic honors: High Honors (2008-2011), Semans’ Family Merit Scholarship Award, Harvard Prize Book Award, Del-Val NFF Scholar-Athlete

What will you major in/study? Medicine

Why did you choose school?
“Coach (Chris) Wojcik is leading Harvard lacrosse in the right direction, and I want to be a part of this transition. The coaches and players immediately made me welcome and a member of the team. The university also offers incredible academic opportunities in a great city that I look forward to living in for four years.”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “Our team has high expectations this year. We are returning a strong group of seniors and underclassmen who are looking to expand on what we have done in the past few years. We have the potential to go head to head with anyone we line up against. We hope to rise to that potential and play some great lacrosse.”

Other comments: “I want to thank everyone who has pushed me and made me the person I am today: my parents, coaches, teammates, teachers, and friends. I’d especially like to thank my dad and Coach (MV) Whitlow, who have been my two greatest mentors through this process.”



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