By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/15/19
Montgomery Bell Academy (TN) 2020 defenseman Noah Mendoza of No Excuse Nashville has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lafayette College.
Noah Mendoza profile:
High school: Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, TN)
Grad year: 2020
College committed to: Lafayette College
Club team: No Excuse Nashville
Lacrosse honors: Coaches Pick Dixie 200 Lacrosse Nashville, TN – 2016, 2017; Varsity Lacrosse Montgomery Bell Academy Nashville, TN – 2017, 2018, 2019; Varsity Football Montgomery Bell Academy – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; Tennessee Scholastic Lacrosse Association (TSLA) All-League 1st Team Defense – 2018; Selected player for TSLA All Star Game Defense from Montgomery Bell Academy – 2018; The Tennessean 2018 All-Midstate Lacrosse Team; Tennessean Scholastic Lacrosse Association (TSLA) All Region 1st Team Defense – 2019. 2019; TSLA State Championship Team Montgomery Bell Academy;. Defensive Player of the Game 2019 TSLA State Championship game; Nominated for The Tennessean Lacrosse Player of the Year 2019; MBA Coaches Award-Defensive MVP 2018, 2019; 2019 US Lacrosse All-American Award.
Academic honors: Received (2) National Latin Exam Awards; Received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Latin II; Inducted into the Junior Honor Society; Awarded The Cheekwood Scholastic Art and Writing Award; Headmaster’s List; Honor Roll (2017-present); Awarded the Montgomery Bell Academy Wilson Science Grant January 2019; Accepted to the Georgetown University Medical Academy Summer Program -June 2019; Received the Eugene O. Harris, Jr. Scholarship Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Physics-2019
Expected major: Engineering
Why did you choose Lafayette? “Coming from Montgomery Bell Academy High School, I wanted to attend a top academic college, and play at a school with a high level of lacrosse. Lafayette College was the perfect match. I was also impressed with the Lafayette coaching staff, led by Head Coach Pat Myers. Coach Myers has an impressive resume, and I feel he will be a great mentor to me and my teammates. After my visit to the campus and the athletic facilities, I knew this was the place for me.”
Is there anything else you would like to share? “I would like to thank God, my family, coaches, and teammates who all helped me reach this point. I believe all the classwork, practices, games, and tournaments have prepared me for this opportunity. I would like to especially thank my parents who have always been there and encouraged me to be my best.”
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