By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/28/14
Spring-Ford 2016 face-off specialist Justin Schwenk has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Monmouth University.
Justin Schwenk log:
High School: Spring-Ford
Graduation Year: 2016
Position: Face-Off specialist
College Choice: Monmouth University
Club Affiliation: NXT
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: 2013 Philly Summer Showcase All-Star, 2014 1st Team All Conference, 2014 2nd Team All-Area, 2014 MVP2 All-Star, 2014 Philly Summer Showcase All-Star, 2014 Face-off Academy National Showcase
Academic honors, service projects: Class Vice-President Freshman and Sophomore year, Honor Roll
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose the school? “It was an easy choice. Monmouth offers everything I am looking for in a school, both for lacrosse as well as academics. It has a top tier Business school which is a great fit. Another thing that was appealing was the coaching staff. Coach (Brian) Fisher has an extensive and distinguished Face-off background as a player and coach at Rutgers as well as Notre Dame. Coach (Bill) McCutcheon and Coach (Andrew) Geison also have great experience and were excellent during the recruiting process. I know this is the best school for me to excel as a student athlete. Another great aspect to Monmouth is it’s campus and location. It is located under a half mile from the beach which is very appealing.
Outlook for 2015 HS season? “Our team is very strong. We have a great Junior class and a solid senior and sophomore class. With our excellent coaching we are looking to go very far in districts and states this year.”
Other comments: “I want to thank everyone who has helped me improve over the years. Specifically, thanks to Coach Bodnar for working with me all the time and helping me to become the best player I could be. Also I would like to thank my Coaches at NXT, Brett Manney, Bill Derrick, George Castle, Marty Kupprion, Dylan Brown, Tim Muir and Andy Hayes, For always helping me improve and having faith in me. The NXT organization is top notch. I would also like to thank my coaches at Spring-Ford for helping me all year round, Coach Donnelly, Coach Czapor, Coach Capone, Coach Ullman, and Coach Monzo. Also, thanks to my teammates for always pushing me to be the best that I could be. Finally, I would like to thank my parents and family for the sacrifices they made and supporting me throughout the years.”
Other schools considered? VMI, Binghamton, UMBC, Mt. St. Mary’s, Salisbury, Le Moyne
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