By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 7/15/14
Henry Clay High School (KY) graduated senior midfielder Austin Gardner will play Division I lacrosse at Colgate University.
Austin Gardner ledger:
High School: Henry Clay High School, Lexington, Kentucky
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Colgate University (ConnectLAX college profile)
Club Affiliations: Stickhead, Laxville
Lacrosse Honors: 2x First team All-State, 3 year Captain, Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip, UNC Camp All-Star, ECLC All-Star, Brine National Lacrosse Classic All-Star
Academic Honors: 33 ACT (34 superscore) graduated from Liberal Arts Academy – Henry Clay High School. Identified as one of lexington’s top 40 youth leaders, multiple community service awards, co-founder/president Kids for Kids: Youth Social Ventures (non-profit), underclass academic excellence award.
Why did you choose Colgate? “I chose Colgate because of the outstanding academic prowess, as well as the coaching staff, alumni network, and the guys. I have yet to see a closer group of men, and I’m more than excited to get up there and join them.”
Other schools considered: Dartmouth, Brown, Richmond, Tufts, Cornell
How are you preparing to compete in the Patriot League? “Ever since I made my choice of Colgate I began to treat all of my days like a Division I lacrosse player. I would lift or run before school, wall ball prior to practices in the winter, then practice after that. I was fortunate in my schedule had a two hour gap in the middle of the day in the spring allowing me to stay after it in the gym, while also being fresh for practice. I’ve kept with waking up earlier than normal (8 am) running or some light cardio, then going to work on my Colgate assigned workout packet. I also shoot with my personal coach, Danny Waldman of Lexington Lacrosse Academy, in order to fine tune the small points in my game. The only opportunities I’m really missing are chances to play in games, there isn’t a men’s league in Lexington, so graduated seniors don’t have many opportunities to play actual games.”
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