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Maple Zone boys’ recruit: La Salle senior midfielder McGonigle commits to Holy Cross

Tuesday, 25th September 2012

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 9/25/12

La Salle senior midfielder Brendan McGonigle has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the College of Holy Cross.

Brendan McGonigle log:

Brendan McGonigle

High School: La Salle

Graduation Year: 2013

Position: Midfielder

College Choice: College of the Holy Cross

Club Affiliation: Twist Black

Major lacrosse honors: Gait Fab 40 Member at the Philly Showcase in 2010, All-Star at Baltimore Summer Kick-Off, ESPN Rising Junior Watchlist, Brine Shootout Champs, Champ Camp Final Four, 2012 and 2010 PCL Champs, 2012 and 2010 State Runner Ups.

Academic honors: National Honor Society, First Honors every semester, Service projects in Philadelphia and Browning, Montana

What will you major in/study? Undecided

Why did you choose the school? “I chose Holy Cross because as soon I stepped on campus it felt like the perfect fit for me as a student-athlete. It is a great school academically and that was my number one priority throughout the process. The atmosphere was great and the guys on the team were all very welcoming and good people. Coach (Jim) Morrissey is focused on moving the program forward and being able to contend in the Patriot League. I wanted to have the opportunity to be a part of that.”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “We are returning a large senior class and have experience all over the field. The talent is there but we will have to focus on working hard and putting in the time needed this off season to improve. We plan on returning to Hershey and winning a state championship.”

Other schools considered? Lafayette, Haverford

Other comments: “I would like to thank Coach (Bill) Leahy, Coach (Tony) Resch, Coach (Mike) Koons, Coach (Rob) Forster and Coach (Brian) Harrington from La Salle along with Coach (Jack) Devlin, Coach (Joe) Serio, and Coach (Greg) Flego from Twist. Also my parents and brother and sister for their loving support throughout the entire process.”

Maple Zone Sports and Fitness Complex, the official sponsor for Boys’ Recruits, congratulates Brendan McGonigle. 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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