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Maple Zone boys’ recruit: Malvern Prep sophomore midfielder Schantz commits to Notre Dame

Tuesday, 25th September 2012

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 9/25/12

Malvern Prep sophomore midfielder Drew Schantz has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Notre Dame.

Drew Schantz log:

Drew Schantz

High School: Malvern Preparatory School

Graduation Year: 2015

Position: Midfield

College Choice: The University of Notre Dame

Club Affiliation: Duke’s LC

Major lacrosse honors: Played varsity for Malvern Prep, Duke’s LC Captain of 2015 class, Duke’s 2 as freshman, Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Rising Sophomore camp, MVP of Crabfeast tournament, UNC camp All-Star game, Champion of (Crabfeast, Lax Evo, and Tri-State games) with Duke’s 2015.

Academic service: Two-year Mentor of SPYA U9, U11 and U13 lacrosse teams, Coach of U13 Lehigh Valley Outlaws, Evanfest, Peer Educator for Malvern Prep, HEADstrong Stick String Initiative 2012.

What will you major in/study?

Why did you choose the school? “The second I stepped foot on the campus I fell in love with it. People will tell you that you’ll get a certain feeling when you know the school’s right for you, and I can easily say that I got that feeling at Notre Dame. They have that balance of academics and lacrosse that I was looking for in a University. I was extremely impressed with how Coach (Kevin) Corrigan, Coach (Gerry) Byrne, and the rest of the coaching staff run their team and presented their program to my parents and I.”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “We lost great leaders last year on both sides of the field, but we have the right guys to fill their spots. With one of the best coaches around and the group of guys we have, I believe we can compete for the top spot in the country. We’re excited to get back out on the field and determined to take the Inter-Ac title.”

Other schools considered? North Carolina, Maryland, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Penn State, and Cornell.

Other comments: “I’d like to thank my Malvern Coaches, Coach (Dave) Metzbower, especially for your time and support throughout this whole process, and Coach (Todd) MacFarlane. Thanks to my Duke’s LC coaches, Coach (Ebe) Helm, Coach (Jason) Christmas, Coach (Joe) Vetrone, Coach (Michael) Mackrides, and Coach (Chris) Fallon, especially for being the liaison between myself and the Notre Dame. Also thanks to my youth league coach (Schnecksville Playground Association), Coach (Kevin) O’Neill, U15 Twist Coach Coach (Brian) Vetter and LV Skyhawks Coach Lou (Gonzo) Gonzalez. Finally, last but most definitely not least, I’d like to thank my Mom, Dad, Sister, and Grandparents for being my off field coaches as well as the love and support team that I needed, I couldn’t have done it without them.”

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