By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/12/12
Central Bucks South junior goalie Ryan Kelly has committed to play Division I lacrosse and begin the admissions process at the United States Naval Academy.
Ryan Kelly log:
High School: Central Bucks High School South
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: United States Naval Academy
Club Affiliation: Team HEADstrong and Wet Bandits
Major lacrosse honors: 2011 Philly Showcase Fab 40 All-Star, ESPNHS 2013 Watch List, ESPNHS 2012 Returning Save Leader, Central Bucks South Varsity Defensive MVP Freshman and Sophomore Year
Academic honors: National Honor Society
What will you major in/study? Engineering
Why did you choose Navy? “Navy has been my dream school since the idea was first introduced to me by my local Blue and Gold Officer, Captain Chris Mosher. After making my visit and being able to experience first-hand what it is like to be a part of the Academy, it only increased my interest.
The Naval Academy is well known for being a great academic school with a very good engineering program, which is what I intend to study. Coach’s (Rick) Sowell, (Ryan) Wellner, and (J.L.) Reppert, as well as the players I met on my visit were fantastic and I believe the team will be very competitive in the future. Also, Annapolis is a great town and will add to the overall experience.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “We have a new coach and a lot of new faces that are bringing a lot of positive energy to the team. Coach has us working hard already and I think we may surprise a few teams.”
Additional comments: “I want to thank my whole family for helping this process go so smoothly and pushing me both academically and athletically. I want to thank my teammates and coaches from Central Bucks South, Coach Colin Ambler from The Wet Bandits and my goalie coach, Brian Dougherty. I would also like to thank everyone involved with Team HEADstrong, including my teammates, Coach (Brian) Neary and the Colleluori family. Finally I want to thank Captain Chris Mosher for introducing me to the Academy and taking the time to educate me about it.”
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