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.@MainLineSportsC boys’ recruit: Conestoga 2021 DEF DeFruscio commits to Juniata

Thursday, 17th October 2019

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 10/17/19

Conestoga 2021 defenseman John DeFruscio has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Juniata College.

John DeFruscio profile:

John DeFruscio

High school: Conestoga High School

Grad year: 2021

Position: Defense

College committed to: Juniata College (starts D3 program in 2021-22)

Club team: HEADstrong Quakers Lacrosse Club

Academic honors: 4.0 GPA, 2-time 1st honor roll

Expected major: Business management

Why did you choose Juniata? “Juniata is definitely the right fit for me. Even though it was early, I had a strong gut feeling right away. When Coach (Nate) Norbo reached out to me, it felt like this was the opportunity I had been working towards. My parents and I went up to Juniata on an off-day from school and right away we sensed how special Juniata was, everyone was so welcoming and the school itself is impressive. Coach Norbo seemed very excited and motivated for the opportunity to be the Coach for an inaugural lacrosse team. He is a Coach that not only cares about lacrosse, he is clearly invested in coaching his athletes to be great students and great people. After some consideration and discussion with my parents, then speaking to a fellow student-athlete, who is playing football at Juniata (Sean Owens)… I knew this was the place I could spend 4 years of my higher education. Ultimately, I chose Juniata because the programs of emphasis (majors) were in line with what I was considering, certainly, but the unbelievable opportunity to be a part of a new lacrosse program, with an inspiring Coach who is interested in coaching us both on and off the field and to be a part of building something special. I couldn’t deny the opportunity.”

Thank You: “Special thanks to my parents for helping me throughout this whole process. You both push me harder and harder each day to become the best I can be and I can’t thank you enough. You have put countless hours into making me the person I am and I appreciate you more than you know. Another big shoutout to my club coach Dave Page. You have helped me so much in the time I have known you. I am very thankful for everything you have taught me and how to become a better man. You really did a lot to help in this process as well… my parents and I can’t thank you enough. I was taught to appreciate the people who encourage me to be better, so thank you for pushing me when you knew I wasn’t 100% focused, you can always get me back on track. Lastly, Coach Page, I wanted to thank you for taking a chance on me and helping me grow in every way possible. I know Coach Norbo is the same type of Coach and I can’t wait to be a member of his team.”

Main Line Sports Center, the official sponsor for boys’ recruits, congratulates John DeFruscio. 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



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