By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 2/4/16
Hershey High (PA) midfielder Mark Sickler has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the US Military Academy at West Point and begin the admissions process.
Mark Sickler profile:
High School: Hershey High School, PA
Graduation Year: 2019
College Choice: Army
Club Affiliation: Big 4 HHH
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: Philly Freshman Showcase
Academic honors, service projects: Volunteer at church, Community volunteer, Honor roll
What will you major in/study? Mechanical Engineering
Why did you choose the school? “I chose West Point because of the strong academic reputation and the historic success of the lacrosse program. I wanted something more than the average college experience. West Point has the strongest leadership program in the world, and I desire to become an officer in the United States Army.”
Outlook for 2016 HS season? “Hershey has always been a very successful lacrosse program. Our teams goal is to win the Mid-Penn championship and represent our school in the district and state tournaments.”
People to Thank: “I would like to thank my parents and brothers for supporting me and encouraging me to be a good teammate and player. I would also like to thank Coach Billy McKinney and all of my Big 4 HHH coaches for developing me and helping to make me the player I am today. Thank you to Coach Kyle Wimer for his coaching and mentoring at Low and Away Lacrosse. Thank you to my teammates and friends for supporting me throughout the process. And finally thank you to the Army Lacrosse coaching staff for giving me this opportunity.”
Other schools considered? Air Force Academy, Fairfield University
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