By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/24/15
Bay Shore (N.Y.) 2017 attack Matt Ilchuk has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lehigh University.
Matt Ilchuk log:
High School: Bay Shore HS, NY
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Lehigh University
Club Affiliation: True Blue Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: 2014 Suffolk HS League I Rookie of the Year, LI Rising Sophomore Top 20 All-Star Showcase, LI Under Armour Tryouts, Maverick Showtime Invite. 1st Team All-Suffolk Division I in football.
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose school? “Lehigh is a great school, they’ve built a top lacrosse program, I really like the campus, and Coach (Kevin) Cassese and the coaching staff made me feel really welcome right away.”
Outlook for your High School team? “We graduated most of our starters from last year, so it will take time for us to gel with the new players this year. Our goal is to make the playoffs again and show that we can compete with all the great teams in our conference.”
Thank You: “I’d like to thank Coach Cox for all his help in the recruiting process, and all the Bay Shore HS lacrosse coaches, and Coach Blatter and the Bay Shore football staff for all the opportunities they’ve given me on and off the field. I’d also like to thank my True Blue coaches, Coach Catalanotti, Coach Hall, and Coach Pescatelli, and Chris Padden, my first club coach. Thanks to my family for all their support!”
Other schools considered: Harvard, Duke, Yale, UPenn, Dartmouth, High Point, Rutgers, Stony Brook
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