By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 3/7/15
Episcopal Academy (PA) 2017 faceoff-midfielder Griffin Ernst has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lafayette College.
Griffin Ernst ledger:
High School: Episcopal Academy, PA
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Lafayette College
Club Affiliation: NXT 2017
Lacrosse Honors: Boston Legacy Tournament All-Star, Lehigh Valley Rising Sophomore All-Star, Nike Blue Chip Selection, Maverick Showtime Selection, Varsity Ice Hockey
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose Lafayette? “Lafayette has a great reputation academically and Coach (Jim) Rogalski and his coaching staff are working hard to build a very strong Division I lacrosse program. Lafayette’s campus and athletic facilities are really impressive, and it provides a good balance for the student athlete. During my visit, I felt very comfortable with the players, the school, and the coaching staff.”
Outlook for your High School season? “We play in one of the toughest leagues in the country (Inter Ac), but we have a lot of talent, strong leadership with our captains, and great chemistry among the players. I’m really optimistic about the opportunities for our team this season.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank John Bodnar (Episcopal Academy Asst Coach and NXT Faceoff Coach) and Mike Dolente (Philly Faceoff League) for helping to develop my skills as a faceoff specialist and advice during the recruiting process.
“NXT coaches Coach Kupp, Coach Williams, Coach Avato, and Coach Manney have been very supportive and helped develop me as I switched from close defense to faceoff/midfield last year.
“I also want to thank Episcopal Academy Head Coach Andy Hayes for helping me through the process and always pushing me to do my best.
“My Advisor and former Dean at Episcopal Academy, Sam Willis, also deserves a lot of credit for pushing me both academically and athletically.
“Finally, I would like to thank my parents and my older brother Matt (Lehigh) for supporting me through this process, taking me to countless games and tournaments, and always believing in me.”
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