By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 9/15/14
Connetquot (N.Y.) 2018 attackman George Wichelns has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Maryland.
George Wichelns ledger:
High School: Connetquot, Long Island, NY
Graduation Year: 2018
College Choice: University of Maryland (ConnectLAX college profile)
Club Affiliation: Team 91 (xtreme)
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: FLG tournament All-Star team, Jake Reed showcase, Brine National All American team, Invited to Maverick Showtime, NXT Philly Showcase, 22 points in 7 games as an 8th grader on varsity
Academic honor: District Honor Roll
Why I chose Maryland: “I chose Maryland because of the large number of academic majors and the opportunity to compete for a National Championship every year. I also loved the campus and atmosphere at Maryland and felt very comfortable with the coaching staff.”
HS team’s outlook for next season: “We lost some seniors from last season, but we have a lot of talent returning. We are solid in every area and have high hopes heading into the season.”
Thank you: “I would like to thank many people for helping me throughout the years. First, I would like to thank my parents for supporting me and helping me get to where I am today. I would like to thank my Dad for teaching me how to play the game and passing down the love for lacrosse.
“I would like to thank, Sal LoCascio, and my Dad, for developing me into the player I am today. I would like to thank the whole Team 91 organization.
“Next, I would like to thank all my PAL coaches for all the time they put in. I would also like to thank my HS coaches, Bret Jeffares, Scott Ferguson, Greg Heller, and Sean Infante, for everything they have done for me. Also, I would like to thank Coach (John) Tillman for giving me the freedom and time that I needed to decide Maryland was a perfect fit for me.
“Finally I would like to thank my grandparents and my whole family for their support over the years.”
Other schools considered: Loyola, Johns Hopkins, and North Carolina
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