By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 2/13/14
Episcopal Academy (PA) freshman midfielder Jake Martellucci has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Maryland.
Jake Martellucci ledger:
High School: The Episcopal Academy, PA
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: University of Maryland (ConnectLAX college profile)
Club Affiliation: Dukes L.C. and Big 4 Lacrosse – 2017
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: MVP First Runner-up and Fab 40 at Philly Freshman Showcase; MVP of National Showcase team; varsity letter earner as a freshman football; 2-time CCLA U-15 all-star; Penn Star; Dukes 2017 team championships, Brandywine Classic and Fall Terrapin Classic; Dukes HHH team championships, Big 4 Challenge; Young Guns; and Patriot tournament.
Academic honors, service projects: Honor Roll – Fall Semester, Catholic charities, Run for Melanoma, Tyler Arboretum service project
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose the school? “Maryland has everything I wanted in a school. It has a great business school, a great lacrosse program, and the size, facilities and location are perfect. Coach (John) Tillman and his coaching staff did a great job explaining how their players balance school, lacrosse and college life, and the players, especially Bradley Lord, made me feel comfortable. Also, my Mom was a 3-time All-American lacrosse player there.”
HS team’s outlook for next season? “We have a good mix of established players and young talent so we should be competitive this year. We play in one of the toughest leagues in the country (Inter-Ac) and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my Episcopal coach Mr. Hayes. He has been very supportive throughout the whole recruiting process and I look forward to playing for him for the next 4 years. I would also like to thank Coach McKinney and Coach Gregg who coached me with HHH lacrosse and Coach Helm and Coach Christmas who coach me with Dukes lacrosse. They run the most competitive club teams in the country and it’s great to be a part of their programs. I also want to thank Mr. Lord for helping me out with this process.
“Finally, I would like to thank my Mom and Dad for helping me with this decision. I know I have a lot of work left to do but I’m lucky to have great coaching and such a supportive family.”
Other schools considered? Penn State, Harvard, Princeton, Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins
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