By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/22/14
La Salle College High School sophomore LSM-defenseman Daniel Rivera has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lehigh University.
Daniel Rivera log:
High School: La Salle College High School
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Lehigh University
Club Affiliation: Tri-State
Major lacrosse honors: King of the Hill All-Star, National Showcase (Victory Events), Philly Showcase, Fab 40 All-Star, Keystone Games
What will you major in/study? Business or Engineering
Why did you choose Lehigh? “The second I visited Lehigh, I knew it was the place for me. After speaking with Coach (Kevin) Cassese and Coach (Brendan) Callahan, they made me feel like a part of the Lehigh lacrosse family.
“Not only will I be competing on the field, but I will also be challenged in the classroom. Whether it is Business or Engineering, the academics at Lehigh are top-notch and will prepare me for my future career. Lehigh is close to my home, so my family will be able to be involved in my college career.”
Outlook for your High School team? “We graduated a lot of seniors last year year, however there is plenty of young talent on our team. As always, our sights are set on winning the PCL, and even the State Championship once again.”
Additional Comments: “I would like to thank my La Salle coaches, Coach (Bill) Leahy and Coach (Tony) Resch for their hardwork and dedication to the development of my skills and their guidance through the recruiting process.
“I would also like to thank my Tri-State coaches, Coach MV Whitlow, Coach Ross Turco, and Coach Roger Colbert for pushing me out of my comfort zone and teaching me a lot in the past few years.
“Another thank you to Coach (Paul) Deppi, Coach (Joe) Manuli, and Lower Bucks Lacrosse, where my lacrosse career began.
“Thank you to Brian Reed and Evan Snydman, who have both trained me and continue to build my strength and endurance.
“Lastly, a big thank you to my family, who will always be my biggest fans.”
Other schools considered: Richmond, Notre Dame, Princeton
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