By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/17/17
Germantown Academy 2019 attackman Gavin Derham has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.
Gavin Derham profile:
High school: Germantown Academy (PA)
Grad year: 2019
College committed to: Villanova University
Club teams: Duke’s LC, Phillie Elite
Lacrosse honors: Varsity starter since freshman year; SEPYLA North All-Star; Bucks County Keystone Games representative and champion.
Academic honors: Honor Roll
Expected major: Education
Why did you choose Villanova? “I chose Villanova because of the University’s outstanding academic reputation and because the lacrosse program is one of the most prestigious in the country. I have very strong relationships with the Coach (Michael) Corrado and Coach (Simon) Connor which made choosing Villanova the right decision for me.”
HS team’s 2018 outlook: “We are going to be a very young team this year that looks to turn some heads this year in the extremely competitive Inter-Ac.”
Thank You: “First, I’d like to thank my family for always supporting me in everything that I do. Big thank you to Billy Mckinney at GA for everything he’s done. I’d also like to thank Coach Christmas and Helm and the rest of the coaches at Duke’s as well as JP Banks and Phillie Elite. Many thanks to Anthony Ventresca for coaching me throughout all of youth lacrosse. Lastly, I owe a huge thanks to Coach Grady, Coach O’Brien, and Coach Isdaner.”
Other schools considered: Harvard, Tufts
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