By K.I. Goldberg
ToplaxRecruits.com, Posted 1/16/13
Georgetown Prep (MD) sophomore goalie Joey Altemus has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Bucknell University.
Joey Altemus ledger:
High School: Georgetown Prep, North Bethesda, MD
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: Bucknell
Club Affiliations: Blackwolf, FCA, Club Blue
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: Maryland Free State Team, Jake Reed/Nike Blue Chip
What will you major in/study: Business, Economics
Why did you choose Bucknell? “Bucknell has great academics. That’s very important for me. It provides me the opportunity to play in a top 20 program and get a great education. Bucknell has a beautiful campus and athletic facilities. Bucknell also has tradition and a great coaching staff. I can really see myself at Bucknell in a couple of years and I couldn’t be more excited to play there.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “We have high expectations. We’re deep at midfield and have strong leadership. We’re playing to beat every team we play and win the IAC. That is our mind set entering the season.”
Thank Yous: “First, I’d like to thank my parents. Because of them I am fortunate enough to go to such a great school and am blessed with many great opportunities. I’d also like to thank my older brother, Bear, for pushing me to be the best person and athlete that I can.
“I want to thank the coaches from Club Blue, Prep, FCA and Blackwolf for all that they have done to make me the athlete I am today.
“A special thanks to Mugsy Mickum, our goalie coach at Prep and a close family friend. I have been working with Mugsy since I first picked up a stick. Without him, none of what I have accomplished could have been possible.
Other schools considered? Loyola, Lehigh, and Richmond