By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/26/12
Episcopal Academy sophomore goalie Colin Reder has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of North Carolina.
Colin Reder log:
High school: Episcopal Academy
Year of graduation: Class of 2015
College choice: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Club affiliations: Duke’s Lacrosse Club, NXT Lacrosse Club
Major lacrosse honors: On Duke’s L.C. roster as an eighth grader, Nike Blue Chip rising sophomore Camp, Crab Feast Tournament Champions, Tri-state Tournament Champions, FCA U-15, Meltdown Champions.
Intended major: Business
Why did you choose North Carolina? “I chose UNC because it was the perfect mix of what I wanted in a school. On my visit, Coach (Joe) Breschi explained his coaching philosophy and priorities of family, academics, and athletics. The order was extremely appealing and important to me. I also loved the relationships that Coach (Pat) Myers, Coach (Chris) Feifs, and Coach (Brian) Holman had with all the players. UNC is a perfect combination of lacrosse history and tradition along with outstanding academics. I am excited to have my college experience at Chapel Hill.”
Outlook for HS team in 2013: “With how the 2012 season ended I think everyone is excited for the 2013 season. We did loose a great group of seniors but we possess a lot of young talent. I have faith that our experienced coaching staff will lead us in the right direction.”
Other schools considered: Virginia, Georgetown, Princeton, Maryland, Notre Dame and Harvard.
Other comments: “I want to thank each of my Episcopal coaches. Coach (Andy) Hayes for his help through the recruiting process and coaching since middle school, Coach (Marty) Kupprion and Coach (Will) Gibbs for their support and guidance. I also want to thank my coaches at Dukes Coach (Ebe) Helm and Coach (Jason) Christmas. My NXT coaches who helped me grow and develop as a player, Coach (Brett) Manney, Coach (Michael) Avato, and Coach (John) Park. Thanks to all my coaches from Ashbee and middle school. I also want to thank my family for all their support and love throughout the process.”
“I would also love to thank some great people over at Lacrosse Unlimited in Ardmore; Joe Gwin and Henry Crochiere for helping me get to the place I am today.”
Maple Zone Sports and Fitness Complex, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Recruits, congratulates Colin Reder. Maple Zone, located on Conchester Pike in Boothwyn, offers numerous programs, leagues and instructional activities for boys’ and girls’ lacrosse players and also offers boys’ U13 and U15 travel teams. Click here for registration for the Muck Dawgs travel teams.
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