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.@MainLineSportsC boys’ recruit: Shady Side Academy 2020 ATT-MF Naughton (@THEDUKESLC) commits to Holy Cross

Tuesday, 2nd July 2019

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 7/2/19

Shady Side Academy (PA) 2020 attack/midfielder Jack Naughton of Duke’s Lacrosse Club has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Holy Cross.

Jack Naughton profile:

Jack Naughton

High school: Shady Side Academy (Pittsburgh, PA)

Grad year: 2020

Positions: Attack, Midfield

College committed to: Holy Cross

Club team: Duke’s Lacrosse Club

Lacrosse honors: Liberty National Elite 2019 All Star, NXT Baltimore Summer Showcase 2018 All Star, Ranked 3rd best player at Big12 by Tom Peace Report, Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip 2018 All Star, Cascade Elite 80 2018 All-Star, Selected to Warrior Diamond National Team 2017, 2018, 1st Line Varsity Midfielder Freshman and Sophomore year Maverick Showtime 2017, Beast of the East Summer 2017 All Star, Shady Side Middle School Team Captain Spring 2016, Shady Side Academy Spring 2016 Leading scorer on middle school lacrosse team, 1 of 22 players selected to represent the Pittsburgh region for the 2016 Keystone Games

Academic honors: Ted Leaman Prize for Mathematics 2018

Why did you choose Holy Cross? “Holy Cross has a great program with a great staff and team culture. The school itself is very prominent academically and I can’t wait to become part of the Holy Cross community!”

Thank You: “I want to start out by thanking my parents, Karianne and Tom, for being the two most supportive people in my life. Without you, I would not be in the position that I am today. I would also like to thank my little brother, Eli, for being my best friend and keeping me grounded through this process. Secondly, to Coach Thompson, Coach McDougall, Coach Runnette, Coach Galey, and Coach Stu at Shady Side, thank you for believing in me and pushing me to the limits. I consider myself extremely lucky that I have been able to play under you as you guys are the best coaching staff anyone could ever ask for. You have all taught me very valuable lessons in life that I will cherish forever. I cannot thank you enough for that. Coach Christmas and Coach Ebe and the rest of my Duke’s family, you guys have shown me a whole new level of lacrosse and I cannot wait to watch my brothers grow and play. Thank you for welcoming in a Pittsburgh native into your family and I can now say that I have a home in Philly. Lastly to Coach Burke, Coach Lynch, Coach Farley and the rest of the the Holy Cross staff, thank you for this opportunity and making my dream come true. “

What other colleges did you consider? Vassar College, St. Joe’s, University of Hartford

Main Line Sports Center, the official sponsor for boys’ recruits, congratulates Jack Naughton. 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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