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.@MainLineSportsC boys’ recruit: Upper St. Clair (PA) FO/MF Evans (@THEDUKESLC) commits to Ohio Wesleyan

Monday, 21st August 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 8/21/17

Upper St. Clair (PA) 2018 faceoff/midfielder Grant Evans has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Grant Evans profile:

Grant Evans

High school: Upper Saint Clair High School, Pittsburgh, PA

Grad year: 2018

Position: Face-off/Midfielder

College committed to: Ohio Wesleyan University

Club teams: Duke’s Lacrosse Club (Fall 2016 – Present); Pittsburgh Select Lacrosse (Summer 2016)

Lacrosse honors: Two-time (2016, 2017) WPIAL All-Section Face-off Selection; 2017 Co-Section Championship with Upper St. Clair HS; 2016 Brine All-American; 2016 US Lacrosse Pittsburgh Showcase All-Star; Member of Duke’s Lacrosse Club Elite Teams; 2017 SweetLax Summer Championship with Duke’s Lacrosse Club; Attended Fall 2016 Nike Blue Chip Event; Back-to back (2016, 2017) bronze medalist with Allegheny County Lacrosse Team at Pennsylvania Keystone Games; High school varsity letters in soccer and lacrosse; Member of high school varsity lacrosse team since freshman year

Academic honors: Honor Roll; High Honor Roll x4

Expected major: Biology/Pre-Med

Why did you choose Ohio Wesleyan? “I chose OWU because it is a mix of great academics, a historically successful lacrosse program and close to a major city where I have family and friends.”

HS team’s outlook for 2018: “Upper Saint Clair is looking to have another strong season in 2018. We are returning all but three starters and have goals of winning Section and WPIAL titles and advancing in the PIAA playoffs.”

Thank You: “First and always, I would like to thank God for, without Him, none of this would be possible. From there, I am truly thankful to so many people who have helped me. My parents, Jon and Donna, and my sisters, Alice and Elena, have been supportive, patient and helpful to me in so many ways. We traveled many miles these last few years and they have been there for me every step of the way. Thank you to Coach (Mike) Plantholt and the entire staff at Ohio Wesleyan for your generous time and attention to my recruitment and for giving me this incredible opportunity to continue my lacrosse career at an outstanding program and university. I could not have asked for more than having my coaches and teammates from Upper St. Clair High School, Duke’s Lacrosse Club and Pittsburgh Select Lacrosse in my life these last several years. Great people, great teams and great moments together. A special thank you to coaches Brian Yates at Upper St. Clair and Ebe Helm and Jason Christmas at Duke’s Lacrosse for believing in, advising and providing me with opportunities to be successful and gain exposure. At the face-off X, thanks go to Greg Gurenlian of the Faceoff Academy, Anthony Peluso of 412 Elite and Mike Poppleton of All-American Face-off, all of whom have been instrumental in helping develop and improve my skills and technique. Finally, I would like to thank all those college coaches who took an interest in me during the recruiting process. This is a sport filled with tremendous, helpful and caring people. What a pleasure and honor it has been to get to know so many.”

Other schools considered: Grove City, York, Wagner, Wooster, Otterbein

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