By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 9/22/18
Academy of the New Church (PA) 2019 attakman Joey Paterno has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Bonaventure University.
Joey Paterno profile:
High school: Academy of the New Church (PA)
Grad year: 2019
College committed to: St. Bonaventure University
Club team: Duke’s Lacrosse Club
Lacrosse honors: 2017 Best of the Best Invitational Offensive MVP (Duke’s LC); 2017 & 2018 All Friends League; Duke’s 1
Expected major: Sports Studies/Business
Why did you choose St. Bonaventure? “I chose St. Bonaventure because I felt a connection with the coaching staff and the current players. I all feel like there are great opportunities that come with the building of a new program.”
HS team’s 2018 highlights: “We finished 16-6 and won our fifth consecutive friends Leauge title. We beat CB East, Princeton Day in 4OT, and Hun School twice. We also made it to the National Prep Championship Semifinals where we got the opportunity to play #1 Culver Academy.”
Thank You: “Thank you to my parents for driving me to all the tournaments, camps, showcases, etc. and for giving me constant support throughout this process. Thank you to my family and friends for the support as well. Thank you to Coaches Rob and Jack Forster for helping to develop me the last three years at ANC. Thank you to Coaches Ebe Helm, Mike Mackrides, Jason Christmas, Evan Bohner and the rest of my coaches from Duke’s LC for guiding me through this process and developing me as a player.”
Other schools considered: Lehigh, St. Joseph’s, High Point, Cleveland State, Wagner, Salisbury, Cabrini
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