By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/5/15
Malvern Prep 2018 midfielder Jordan Donaghy has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Penn State University.
Jordan Donaghy log:
High School: Malvern Prep
Graduation Year: 2018
Position: Two-way midfielder
College Choice: Penn State University
Club Affiliation: Dukes LC and HHH/Big 4
Major Lacrosse Honors, All star teams, Camps, Showcases: Chester County Lacrosse Association U13 All Star Team Champion 2012; Chester County Lacrosse Association U15 All Star Team Champion 2013-2014; Penn Select team 2013; Named Top 25 in 2018 by Ryan Danehy; Philly Showcase Fab 40 All Star 2014
Academic Honors: Academic Excellence Award 2011-2012, Academic Art Award 2012-2013, Academic Honors 2011, 2012, 2013, Malvern Prep First Honors 2014
Community Service: Cascia Class Golf Outing, Elwyn Institute, Share Food Bank, CARES Walk, Best Nest, EvanFest, St. Agnes Day Room
Intended major? Interested in Sports Medicine
Why did you choose Penn State? “Penn State offers great academics as well as a chance to compete against the best lacrosse teams in the country. Coach (Jeff) Tambroni and his staff are building a team that will compete for a national championship year after year. This as well as the beautiful campus helped me to choose Penn State.”
Outlook for 2015 High School Season? “I am hoping to make varsity so I can learn from the great coaching staff and returning players from last year’s undefeated team.”
Thank You: “I would first like to thank my parents for their support, and for taking me to all the different tournaments that have gotten me here. I would also like to thank my older brother, Jarrett, for help and support. He pushes me whether it’s in the weight-room, on the field, or even to become a better person. My grandparents are also a huge part of where I am today. They come to every one of my games, rain or shine to support.
“I would also like to thank all of my coaches: John McEvoy, Todd MacFarlane, Matt Mackrides (Malvern Prep), Ebe Helm, Jason Christmas (Dukes LC) Billy McKinney, Eric Gregg (HHH/Big4), Scott Gabrielsen, Glenn White (West Chester) and Tom Dunn, Joe Dugan (St. Agnes football). They all have played a huge part and continue to contribute to my athletic development.”
Maplezone Sports Institute, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com boys’ recruits, congratulates Jordan Donaghy. 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 maplezone.com/lacrosse or contact email@example.com.
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