By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/28/15
Penn Charter 2017 defenseman Alex Malitas has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Marquette University.
Alex Malitas ledger:
High School: Penn Charter
Grad year: 2017
College Choice: Marquette University
Club Affiliation: Big 4 HHH / Dukes
Major Lacrosse Honors: Penn Star, HHH team to Florida, Maverick Select, Dukes 2017 Automatic.
Academic Honors: Distinguished Honors through grade school, Honors every high school year, AP Chemistry placement.
Intended Major: Entrepreneurship / Engineering
Why did you choose Marquette? “As soon as I arrived at Marquette, I was amazed at how great of a place it was. I looked deeply into the academics and was thoroughly impressed. Marquette also has two majors I am very interested in. When I met Coach Amplo, I immediately felt like I had met a coach who really understood his players. That is always something I look for in a coach. The lacrosse program is constantly growing and with Coach (Joe) Amplo, Coach (Stephen) Brundage, and Coach (Andrew) Stimmel as a coaching staff the team will continue to grow and become one of the best programs in the country.”
Highlights of 2015 Season: “Traveling to Virginia to play MICDS and St. Anne’s-Belfield. We came out of the trip winning both games, with an overtime win against STAB. Also, Playing in the Inter-Ac, one of the best leagues in the country, is always a team highlight.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank Coach McDonough for always being a great coach and support to me. I would also like to thank Coach McKinney, for helping me continue to develop as a player and as a person. I want to thank Coach Christmas and Ebe for their constant help through the years. I would also like to thank Matt McCormick, Tucker Durkin, and Austin Pifani for helping me through the years become a better player and always being mentors to me. I would like to thank James Smith and John Estok for helping me develop strength in the weight room and an attitude of never giving up. Most importantly, I would like to thank my parents. Their constant support and love has helped me persevere through many challenges and helped me become the best person I can be. Thank you to everyone.”
Other Schools Considered: Yale, BU, and Villanova
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