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Men’s recruit: Springfield-Delco junior defenseman Smyth commits to St. John’s

Tuesday, 24th January 2012

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 1/24/12

Springfield-Delco junior defenseman Dan Smyth has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. John’s University.

Dan Smyth log:

Dan Smyth

High School: Springfield-Delco

Graduation Year: 2013

Position: Defenseman

College Choice:
St. John’s

Club Affiliation: HEADstrong

Major lacrosse honors: Honorable Mention All-Central league, HM All-Delco, Philly Showcase, 2011

Academic honors: Honor Roll

What will you major in/study?
Leaning toward Business

Other info: Episcopal Academy junior and friend Dante Addona recently committed to St. John’s; Springfield-Delco grads Joe Addona (Dante’s brother) and Colin Keegan, are sophomores at St. John’s and Cougar grad Joe Venit is a freshman attackman there.

Why did you choose school?
“It definitely helped that other Springfield players are up there and playing well. Form the minute I stepped on the campus I felt a strong connection. When I did my overnight there, it reaffirmed my initial feelings that it was a great place. With New York City right there, (assistant) coach (Dan) Paccione (head coach Jason) Miller. With Dante going – we’ll probably be rooming together – it will be awesome.”

Other schools considered: Hobart, High Point, Mount St. Mary’s, Sacred Heart, Dartmouth and Holy Cross.

What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “Since we’re Springfield we always have big expectations. But we’re a really young team this year. We’re going to look to win the Central League like we (try to do) every year.”

Other comments: “I want to thank all the coaches at HEADstrong, Mike Colleluori, Brett Moyer, Brian Neary, Eddie DiDonato, Steve Layne; and my coaches at Springfield, Tom Lemieux and Rory Friel; my parents, Terry and Dan, my grandfather, Bob Millison, my younger brother, Pat, and my sister, Kaylee.”



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