By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 2/24/13
The Rivers School (MA) junior midfielder Brendan Gates has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Hartford.
Brendan Gates ledger:
High School: The Rivers School (Weston, Massachusetts)
Graduation Year: Class of 2014
College Choice: University of Hartford
Club Affiliation: Top Gun Fighting Clams 2014AA
Major lacrosse honors: Elected to be a junior captain of the varsity lacrosse team. King of the Hill Tournament All-Star, Maverik Showtime camp, The Prep School Showcase, Philly Showcase
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose Hartford? “I chose Hartford over other schools I was looking at, mainly because of the great academic and athletic atmosphere, that Hartford has. The coaches are all really great guys and I look forward to playing for them in 2 years.”
Outlook for your HS team this season? “We’re looking to have another great year. While the team is young, we have a lot of new talented athletes that I’m sure will do a great job stepping up this year and contributing right away. We have very high expectations for this season, and we’re all really excited to get started.”
Thank You: “I want to thank my coaches Justin Walker and Troy Peters for really helping me with lacrosse since freshman year. Without them I’d have been lost in this stressful recruiting process.
“Also, my parents were great throughout the whole process. They were always encouraging me, taking me to tournaments and visits all over the East Coast. They were always there helping me with whatever I needed along the way. Thanks Mom and Dad.”
Other schools considered: UMass, Drexel, Lafayette, Holy Cross, Hofstra, Boston University