By DJ Klusaritz
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 1/1/13
Eastside Catholic School (WA) junior midfielder Colin MacIlvennie has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Maryland.
Colin MacIlvennie ledger:
High School: Eastside Catholic School, (slightly East of Seattle) Washington
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: University of Maryland
Club Affiliations: Seattle Starz, West Coast Starz
Major lacrosse honors: 2012 First Team All-State in Washington, Team Points leader for Eastside Catholic Varsity, Third in points in Washington State, Under Armour Underclass All American West Team.
Academic Honors: Academic first honors
What will you major in/study? Marketing Management/ Business
Why did you choose UMD? “I chose the University of Maryland because the environment was everything I wanted in my college choice. Coach (John) Tillman and his staff are such great coaches, let alone great people and the guys (on) the team were very welcoming and supportive of the school. It also had the major I want to be involved in which was a big factor in my decision as well.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “We are a very young team, but this past spring we made it to the state championship game. This coming year is looking very bright for our team and we truly believe we can make it back to the state championship and come out with a win.”
Thank Yous: “I would not be where I am today without the support of my family and friends. My coach, Lewis Ratcliff, has helped me out a lot, but probably the most influential people were Scott Hochstadt, Max and Xander Ritz, and Jono Zissi. All these guys have done so much and I am so thankful for everything they have done for me.”