By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/20/16
Garnet Valley 2020 attackman Jake Morin has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Penn State University.
Jake Morin profile:
High School: Garnet Valley High School
Graduation Year: 2020
College Choice: Penn State University
Club Affiliation: 2020 Philadelphia Freedom
Major lacrosse honors: Lehigh Showcase All Star Selection; 2016 Under Armour All American Top 44; Named to the 8th Grade 2020 Inter-AC PA All Star Team, 7th Grade 2020 Philly Charity PA All Star Team and CCLA U15 All Star Team; Captain of 7th & 8th Grade Teams; Garnet Valley Ambassador Award Recipient.
Academic honors: PA Central League Middle School Scholar Athlete Award; Distinguished/Honor Roll; Young Life Participant
What will you major in/study? “I am interested in possibly pursuing either a Business or an Engineering degree.”
Why did you choose this school? “Penn State University has had a very good history in both academics and athletics. My campus visit made me realize that I wanted to be in a big school environment. When I first met Coach (Jeff) Tambroni and the other coaches they made me feel right at home. Their facilities are top notch and having the ability to play in the Big 10 will give me the opportunity to play against some of the best schools in the country.”
Outlook for 2017 HS season? “This season I am excited to be playing for Garnet Valley as an incoming Freshman. We have a very good team and I am looking forward to learning a lot from the upperclassman, Coach Urso, and all of the other coaches.”
People to thank: “I would like to thank my parents, coaches, and all of my teammates and friends for making me the person and player I am today. They have all helped me reach this dream, especially Garnet Valley Coaches Urso and Tingle, Freedom Coaches Goforth and McGlone, and my Dad who coached me at BYC. Additionally, I would like to thank my brother, Sam, my grandparents and my entire family who have supported me through everything I have ever done and helped me get to where I am now.”
Other school considered: Lehigh
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