By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 8/30/14
Cazenovia Central (N.Y.) 2015 defenseman/LSM Eli Mitchell has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Connecticut College.
Eli Mitchell ledger:
High School: Cazenovia High School, Cazenovia, NY
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: Connecticut College (ConnectLAX college peofile)
Club Affiliation: Team United Lacrosse and Orange Crush lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams: Identified by Inside Lacrosse as a New York State Playoffs Key Player, Second Team All League 2014, ECLC Camp All Star 2014, FLG in 3D Select Tournament All Star 2014, Honorable Mention All League 2013, Orange Crush Showcase All Star 2013, Capital Challenge Showcase All Star 2013.
Academic honors: High Honor Roll, member of the National Honor Society
What will you major in/study? “I am considering economics, history and art history.”
Why did you choose the school? “I chose Connecticut College because of its excellent academic reputation as well as its alumni network. Connecticut College’s lacrosse team also has a strong tradition of excellence. It’s on the rise and has a great coach in Coach (David) Cornell.”
Thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “My school lacrosse team had an undefeated regular season. We made it to the New York State Class C Championship again this year. However, unlike in 2013, we fell short this year. I expect in the coming season (2015) our team will be even stronger with several returning starters.”
Thank You: “First and foremost, I’d like to thank my Cazenovia high school and youth coaches who drew me into the sport. Those are Jim Longo, Eric Nieman, Dave Falge and Brian Willard. I also want to thank my Team United coaches, Ric Beardsley and Steve Carcaterra, as well as my trainer, Ben Rayland. Of course, I thank my parents, brother and grandmother for supporting me in lacrosse throughout the years.”
Other schools considered? “I visited Holy Cross, Colgate, Lafayette, Dartmouth, Hobart, LeMoyne and Union. I also considered Canisius and Ohio State.”
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