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.@MSI_Elite boys’ recruit: Conestoga 2014 midfielder Atkinson commits to Ursinus College

Thursday, 29th May 2014

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/29/14

Conestoga High School senior midfielder Pierre Atkinson has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Ursinus College.

Pierre Atkinson log:

Pierre Atkinson, #9

Pierre Atkinson, #9

High School: Conestoga High School

Graduation Year: 2014

Position: Midfield

College Choice: Ursinus College

Club Affiliations: NXT 2014, Mesa Fresh 2014, Dukes L.C.

Lacrosse Honors: Conestoga Team Captain 2014, All-Central League Midfielder 2013, All-Main Line Midfielder 2013, Philly Showcase All-Star

What will you major in/study? International Business

Why did you choose Ursinus? “Weighing my options between a D1 and a D3 college experience, I decided I could make an immediate impact on a program by going to Ursinus. The Centennial League is very competitive and Coach (Jamie) Steele’s intensity impressed me. Ursinus is ready to take it to the next level. They have a great student to teacher ratio that you don’t get at a bigger university. You can really get to know your professors.”

Top HS lax memories? “Winning the PIAA State Championship in 2012.”

Thank You: “I’d like to thank my High School coach Brian Samson for all he has done for me, also coaches Bush and Gratton. My club coaches at NXT 2014 Brett Manney, Marty Kupprion and Andy Hayes. Especially I’d like to thank my Conestoga Youth Lacrosse coaches Peter Scott, Pat Campbell, Steve Long and my Dad who constantly pushed me to play my best.”

Other schools considered: Army, Coast Guard Academy, Loyola

Maplezone Sports Institute, the official sponsor for boys’ recruits, congratulates Pierre Atkinson. MSI is located on Conchester Highway (Rt. 322) in Garnet Valley, offering lacrosse and sports performance training for boys and girls. From summer and fall club teams to camps, clinics, tournaments and leagues, let MSI be your one stop training facility. Visit us at or contact 280x60

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