By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/20/15
Garnet Valley 2016 defenseman/LSM Dillon Smart has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Monmouth University.
Dillon Smart ledger:
High School: Garnet Valley High School
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Monmouth University
Club Affiliation: GV Jags
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: Phily Fab 40 All-star 2013; Philly Fab 40 Showcase Camp All-Star 2013; UMBC All Star; Summer Slam All-Star; and Nike 3d Blue Chip; Freshman Captain of JVA Garnet Valley High School team.
Academic honors, service projects: Honor Roll and annual community service for Garnet Valley Lacrosse; Varsity athlete in Lacrosse, Soccer and Diving.
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose the school? “Monmouth University is a private university located in West Long Branch, N.J. It has a relatively small class size and is only about two blocks from the beach. I love the campus, location and course offerings, but most of all, I love the fact that the Lacrosse program is building an up and coming team for Division 1 play. I was very impressed with Coach Fisher, Coach McCutcheon and Coach Geison’s philosophy on training, recruiting, and team communications. I want to be part of this upcoming Hawk LAX program!”
Outlook for 2015 HS season? “GV Jags has an outstanding team this year! We have high hopes of going to Hershey to win the State Championship! Our season starts in just a few weeks and we are all gearing up to make this one of the best seasons ever!”
Thank You: “The first person I want to thank is my good friend, Kyle, who introduced me to the sport. This led me to the passion I have for LAX today! I would like thank my mom and dad for supporting me and sending me to all the camps/showcases over the last couple of years, especially the Philly Showcase that gave me the opportunity to gain exposure with colleges. Last but not least, I want to thank my coaches at GV High School and BYC LAX, Coach Urso, Coach Kivlen, Coach Nealon, Coach Snow, Coach Hartney and Coach Bonaddio for their support, training and guidance.”
Other schools considered? Loyola, UMass, Richmond, Rutgers, St. Joe’s
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