By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 6/25/13
Avon Grove (PA) rising sophomore midfielder Beau Kush has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of North Carolina.
Beau Kush ledger:
High School: Avon Grove High School, West Grove, PA (southwest of Philadelphia)
Graduation Year: Class of 2016
College Choice: University of North Carolina
Club Affiliation: Mesa Fresh 2015
Major lacrosse honors: Member of District 1 Champions 2013, Ches-Mont Co-Champions 2013, 1st Team All-Ches-Mont Midfielder 2013, Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Rising Sophomore 2013, Dick’s Sporting Goods National Champions (MESA) 2012, Rider MVP Champions (MESA) 2012, Keystone State Champions (CCLA) 2012, Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip rising freshman 2012, 2X CCLA U-15 All-Star.
Academic honors: 3.6 GPA, Honors
What will you major in/study? Science or Business (undecided)
Why did you choose the school? “After meeting with the coaches at the schools we visited last winter, I knew that UNC had the ‘sense of family’ I was looking for in a university as well as a top notch lacrosse program, I really bought into the whole experience. The campus and facilities are incredible and with a great coaching staff aboard I believe that UNC has the capability of winning a national championship. The warm weather definitely does not hurt, and knowing UNC academically is one of the most respected universities in the country is a huge plus.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “It was a ‘Year of Firsts’ for Avon Grove Lacrosse this season. After becoming Ches-Mont Co-Champions for the first time we were able to give Avon Grove its first District 1 title. We made a run late in the state playoffs and that was an awesome experience as a freshman. Things are looking up for next year’s season. We are returning most of our starting players except for a few seniors who had strong roles on our team this year. We will be working hard to exceed our goals and hopefully make another run at a state championship in 2014.”
Thank Yous: “I want to thank (UNC) Coach (Joe) Breschi and Coach (Pat) Myers for recruiting me and giving me this opportunity. I want to thank my high school coach, Eric Jackson, for helping me through the process. Thanks to my youth coach, Adam Mueller, for teaching me the game and developing my fundamentals. Special thanks to Mesa coaches, Mark (Aitken), and Brad (Ament) for their support. And I especially want to thank Mesa head Coach Peter (Rohr), for his guidance and believing in me. If not for all my coaches I would not be in the position I’m in today. And lastly I’d like to thank my parents and my older brothers for their love and support.”
Other schools considered? Penn State, Penn, Michigan, Johns Hopkins, Virginia