By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 11/20/15
John McCrae Secondary School (Ontario, Canada) 2017 midfielder Carter O’Connell has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at University of Hartford.
Carter O’Connell ledger:
High School: John McCrae Secondary School, Ontario, Canada
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: University of Hartford
Club Affiliations: Ottawa Capitals, Ottawa Nemises
-2015 Team Canada U17 box lacrosse team member
-2015 CLAX All-Star team as part of the U19 World Lacrosse Challenge
-2015 Lacrosse Team MVP John McCrae High School
-2015 Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip invitee (June 28-30)
-2015 3d Blue Chip Stand Out
-2015 OLA Jr. A draft 12th overall to the Peterborough Lakers
-2014 NXT Can-Am Showcase Top 40 Select Team (http://showcaselacrosse.com/drawer/can-am-showcase-2014/participants/fab-40/)
-2014 Team Ontario Midget box lacrosse member
-2014 OMFLL Provincial Champion with Nepean Knights Midget team (Spring)
-2014 OJMFLL Provincial Champion with Ottawa Nemesis U19 team (Fall)
What will you major in/study? Business or Health Science
Why did you choose Hartford? “I really liked the campus and the coaches thoughts on family, community, education and lacrosse. I also believe that they are building a successful program and they made me feel like I can be a key contributor to the team’s success. Hartford offers all of the programs I am interested in studying.”
HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “We will have a young team with a lot of new lacrosse players but I look forward to the leadership opportunity and teaching the younger players.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank all of my past team mates and coaches particularly Kirk Kealey, Greg Kent and Matt Firth. I would also like to thank Callum Crawford for the training and coaching. Thanks to the Conley’s and Jamie Forster (Nemises) and Jay Fox (Capitals) for their guidance. Finally thank you to my family for all of their support.”
Other schools considered: Albany
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