By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/21/18
Episcopal Academy 2020 goalie Matt Chess had committed to play Division I lacrosse at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Matt Chess profile:
High school: The Episcopal Academy, PA
Grad year: 2020
College committed to: The United States Military Academy at West Point
Club team: The Rising Sons
Lacrosse honors: All Inter-Ac, All Delco, All Mainline Honorable Mention
Expected major: Economics
Why did you choose West Point? “The United States Military Academy is a world class institution known for its phenomenal academics, leadership development, and lacrosse program. West Point will give me the opportunity to be part of something bigger than myself, and there is no greater honor than being able to serve our country. After talking to Coach (Joe) Alberici, (Kyle) Georgalas, (Justin) Ward, and (Rick) Lewis, as well as many of the players and alumni, I felt a great sense of family and brotherhood.”
HS team’s 2019 outlook: To win the Inter-Ac Championship
Thank You: “I first would like to thank Coach Bates of The Episcopal Academy. Coach Bates is not only my coach, but one I will consider family forever. I would like to thank Coach Slate, Gibbs, McDermott, and Zelenak, of Episcopal, for pushing me on and off the field.
“Thank you to my teammates, Coach Mueller, Doyle, and Glavin, of the Rising Sons, for believing in me since a young age. Thank you to Manheim Township Lacrosse for teaching me the fundamentals. I’d also like to thank Coach Doc, Drew Adams and NetNationLacrosse for helping me develop as a goalie. Most of all, I’d like to thank my family for their endless support and dedication throughout the years. I could not have done it without them.”
Other schools considered: UVA, Yale, The U.S. Air Force Academy
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