By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 9/8/14
De La Salle High School (CA) 2016 defenseman Ben Allen has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Marquette University.
Ben Allen ledger:
High School: De La Salle High School, Concord, California
Graduation Year: 2016
Club Affiliation: Alcatraz Outlaws
Lacrosse Honors: Varsity as freshman, 2014 North Coast Section Division 1 Champion, 2013 Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip, 2013 Blue Chip 225 All-Star, 2013 California Gold
What will you major in/study? Sports Management
Why did you choose Marquette? “I chose Marquette for many reasons. The coaching staff is amazing, they are a very supportive group of men, the academics are outstanding and the campus is too. I am also really excited to be a part of the building process for the fairly new Division 1 lacrosse program under Coach (Joe) Amplo.”
Thoughts on this past season/outlook for next season? “This past High School season was incredible. My team was 7-6 at one point in the season and we ended up winning our California section championship. This upcoming 2015 season will be interesting because we only have 5 returning starters, all college commits. We are hoping to win back to back championships.”
Thank You: “There are a lot of people to thank for helping me achieve my goal of committing to a terrific college. I would like to thank my current Club coach Braden Edwards, my previous Club coach, Peter Worstell, my current High School coach, Bob O’Meara, and my very supportive parents. Also the Marquette coaching staff.”
Other schools considered: “Marquette was the only school I considered.”
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