By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/21/15
Malvern Prep 2017 midfielder Mac Updike has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the United States Naval Academy and begin the admissions process.
Mac Updike ledger:
High School: Malvern Prep
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: United States Naval Academy
Club Affiliation: Mesa Fresh
Lacrosse Honors: Inter-Ac League Champions, 2014, Inter-Ac Invitational Champions, 2014, Malvern Prep Varsity as a Freshman, Boys Philly Showcase 2013 & 2014, Project Nine 2015, Penn Select U15
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose Navy? “The Naval Academy has always been my top choice for a lot of reasons, and I believe it is an ideal fit for me. The outstanding academics, leadership training, and future opportunities it provides are phenomenal. I especially look forward to serving our country as a Naval Officer after graduation. My visit to the Naval Academy and meeting Coach (Rick) Sowell, Coach (Ryan) Wellner and Coach (Michael) Phipps confirmed my desire to attend and play lacrosse at the Naval Academy. Coach Sowell has a great rapport with his players and has done an outstanding job of building a strong lacrosse program which I believe will experience continued success in the future.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my Malvern Prep coaches: John McEvoy, Todd MacFarlane, Steve Holmes, Matt McCormick, and Matt Mackrides for their commitment to improving me as a player.
“Thanks also to my Mesa Fresh coaches, John Nostrant and Bill Holmes for helping me to develop as a player for so many years. I would also like to thank Coach McEvoy and Coach Nostrant for all their help during the recruiting process.
“Finally, I would like to thank my parents for all their support throughout my lacrosse career.”
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