By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/19/15
Parkland 2017 attackman Gavin Saylor has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Hartford.
Gavin Saylor ledger:
High School: Parkland High School
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: University of Hartford
Club Affliction: Dukes LC
Lacrosse Honors: Varsity letterman Freshman year, Freshman and Sophomore year varsity starter, broke 100 career points(121), 2014 league champions, Dukes 2
Academic Honors: Honor Roll sophomore year, Top 50 PA
What will you major in study? Business
Why did you choose Hartford? “My first concern was the academic side of things. Hartford has a very accredited business program that offers a great amount of internship opportunities.
“Secondly, the day I walked on campus I was welcomed by a freshman goalie from California and a local Lehigh Valley freshman defenseman from Emmaus High School. I also spent a lot of time with the other players on the team and had a great connection with them. I just felt at home and like part of the Hartford lacrosse family.
“Lastly, the coaching staff was very welcoming and made me feel like a Hartford hawk from day 1.”
Thank You: “First, I would like to thank my mom, dad, and brother for everything they have done for me through the past 16 years. Also, thank you to all of my extended family for always being there for me.
“Secondly, thank you Coach Ebe and Jason Christmas for all of their hard work and dedication. I will always be grateful for the opportunities and guidance they have provided me through the past few years.
“Next, I would like to thank Coach Geoff Chenworth and Coach Dan Dolphin (Allentown Central Catholic) for all of their time and effort they have put in for me during my recruiting process.
“Thank you Coach Chenworth For always being there, supporting me through my lacrosse career since the day I picked up a stick. Thank you Jeff Geisel for encouraging me to pick up a lacrosse stick and getting me my first set of equipment. Thank you to the Parkland High School lacrosse coaching staff for guiding me through my high school lacrosse career.
“Lastly, thank you to all of my teammates through out the years for all of the memories we have made.”
Other schools considered: Lehigh, Umass, Salisbury, Stevenson
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