By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, 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:
High School: Lawrenceville School, N.J.
Graduation Year: 2012
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.”