By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/21/17
La Salle 2019 defenseman Benjamin Rivera has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Fairfield University.
Benjamin Rivera profile:
High school: La Salle College High School (Pa.)
Grad year: 2019
College committed to: Fairfield University
Club team: Duke’s LC
Lacrosse honors: Big 12 Lacrosse Individual Showcase – Summer 2017 Top Players that Impressed; Liberty Bell Challenge Showcase – 2017 All Star Selection; 2016 Fall Philly Showcase invitee; 2016 All Star Selection at Lehigh Valley, Liberty Bell Challenge and Battle of Baltimore Showcases.
Academic honors: First Honors Honor Roll; Cumulative GPA: 4.04 weighted, 3.93 unweighted
Expected major: Business
Why did you choose Fairfield? “I chose Fairfield University because I believe it will provide me with a great opportunity to play high-level lacrosse and achieve a quality business education. The coaching staff spent a lot of time explaining their lacrosse program and all the school has to offer. Fairfield was the first school that recognized my potential back at the end of my freshman summer year at Naptown Challenge and Terp Young Guns Shootout. The school is located on the Connecticut coastline and the students live at the beach during their senior year. Fairfield has a high job placement percentage and is ranked #3 in Regional Universities North by U.S. News & World Report.”
HS team’s 2018 outlook: Philadelphia Catholic League (PCL) Championship; PIAA State Championship
Thank You: “Thank you to my parents who have driven countless hours to get me to a practice, tournament or prospect day. Thank you to my La Salle and Duke’s coaches for helping me grow as a player and an individual. A special thank you to Duke’s LC for the connections they have as a program, and for the legacy they have created of developing world-class lacrosse players. Jason Christmas, Evan Bohner, Tom Slate, Casey Ikeda and Joe Proud – I could not have done it without their defensive insight and guidance! Lastly, I am thankful to all my lacrosse teammates for their camaraderie and inspiration – both on and off the field!”
Other schools considered: Drexel University, Bucknell University
Main Line Sports Center, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com boys’ recruits, congratulates Ben Rivera. Main Line SC, located at 1340 Swedesford Road, Berwyn, PA, 19312, offers elite training and clinics for boys and girls as well as club programs for boys. Featuring 5 large indoor fields, we cater to sports teams and organizations looking for a practice facility with ample space and state of the art equipment. Our sports arena is available for organized practices and training sessions for all levels and ages of athlete. Due to the scale and layout of our facility, Main Line Sports Center can handle large practices, as well as Tournaments, special events and private parties for your group or team. Please contact the office at 610-640-1420 for information or access the Main Line website at http://mainlinesportscenter.com/