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South Jersey men’s recruit: Lawrenceville School senior midfielder Newman commits to Harvard

Sunday, 1st January 2012

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 1/1/12

Lawrenceville School senior midfielder Brendan Newman has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Harvard University.

Brendan Newman log:

Brendan Newman

High school: Lawrenceville School

Position: midfielder/ FO

Graduation year: 2012

College Choice: Harvard

Club Affiliation: Tri-State Lacrosse

Major lacrosse honors: Captain (2012), US Lacrosse All American (2011), New Jersey Prep Player of The Year (2011), Marshall Chambers Award (Team MVP, 2011), First Team All MAPL (2010, 2011), First Team NJISSA All Prep (2010, 2011), All Junior Team NJ, All Sophomore Team NJ, King of the Hill (All-Star), Tri-State National, Rutgers MXP, UVA Team Camp.

Academic honors: High Honors (2009-2011), Hutchins Scholar (2010-2011), Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award (2011), AP Scholar with Honor (2011).\

What will you major in/study? Undecided

Why did you choose school? “Immediately upon my first visit to Cambridge, the coaching staff and players amiably welcomed me onto their team. I knew that I wanted to be part of such a special program moving in the right direction under the leadership of Coach (Chris) Wojcik. Also, Harvard offers great academic opportunities in a desirable city.”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “With a strong core of seniors and returning underclassmen, we have set high expectations for ourselves. We look forward to building on our successes from last year and winning the Inter-Ac tournament at the end of the year.”

Other comments: “I would like to thank both my parents for all the support, time, and guidance they have provided through the whole process. Also I would like to thank my coaches, Coach (MV) Whitlow and Coach (Allen) Fitzpatrick, for helping me mature into the lacrosse player that I am today. Finally I would like to thank my teammates.”



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