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Maple Zone boys’ recruit: Upper Darby senior midfielder/FO specialist Rucci commits to American International

Saturday, 24th November 2012

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 11/24/12

Upper Darby senior midfielder/face-off specialist Matthew Rucci has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division II lacrosse at American College.

Matthew Rucci log:

Matthew Rucci

High School: Upper Darby

Graduation Year: 2013

Position: Midfielder/FO

College Choice: American International (Mass.)

Club Affiliation: NXT, Claddaug (Mass.)

Major lacrosse honors: Offensive MVP (24 goals), Claddaugh captain and MVP, Upper Darby 2013 captain, Competed at National Face-Off combine.

Academic honors: Distinguished honors, DECA President, Competed at Nationals for DECA and won Leadership Academy, Superintendent’s Award

What will you major in/study?
International Business

Why did you choose the school?
“They have a great International Business program, but the main reason is that I love the coach (Shannon) Sligo. I felt like he’ll have my back through thick and thin. I love the campus, it’s beautiful.”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “Our main goal is to make districts and have a winning record this year.”

Other comments:
“I first want to thank coach (Warren) Danenza (Upper Darby coach). I want to thank my parents; without them none of this would have happened. I also want to thank my guidance counselors at Upper Darby; they did all this research and sent out all my transcripts.”

Other schools considered? Florida Southern, Widener, Elizabethtown, St. Vincent’s

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