By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 8/30/14
Salesianum School (DE) 2015 attackman/midfielder Andrew (AJ) Witherell has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Washington and Lee University.
Andrew (AJ) Witherell ledger:
High School: Salesianum School (DE)
Graduation Year: 2015
College choice: Washington and Lee University (ConnectLAX college profile)
Club Affiliation: NXT Lacrosse
Lacrosse Honors: Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip, BSK All-Star, First Team All-State, UNC All-Star 2014, Brine National All-America PA 2013, All PhillyLacrosse.com DE Team, 2014
Academic Honors: National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Dean’s List, Student Council 2014
Intended major: Undecided, but would like to attend Law or Med school
Why did you choose your school: “My top priority was choosing a school with a strong academic profile and a well-respected lacrosse program, regardless of its Division. W&L puts the appropriate emphasis on academics and athletics and I feel that in the long run, I will be able to make an impact on the field, in the classroom and in the future by attending W&L. When I visited, I loved the campus and everyone there was welcoming. I am especially appreciative of Coach (Gene) McCabe’s confidence in my abilities.”
Thoughts on the past HS season and outlook for next year: “We had a good season last year with an unfortunate loss in the state championship. We have a strong senior class that is ready to lead the team back to the state championship to reclaim the trophy.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents and family for all that they have provided me. I would also like to thank all my coaches: Coach Healy and Coach Plews from Salesianum; my middle school coach, Coach Duncan; Coach Kupp, Coach Manney, Coach Hayes, and Coach Deckelbaum from NXT. A special thanks to Dan Deckelbaum for the individual training throughout my high school career. Also, a thanks to Coach Mosier (soccer) for being understanding and supportive of the two-sport athletic process.”
Other schools considered: Dartmouth, Richmond, Swarthmore, Amherst
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