By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 2/1/14
Salisbury School (CT) sophomore attackman-midfielder Matt Gaudet has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.
Matt Gaudet ledger:
High School: Salisbury School, Connecticut
Graduation Year: 2016
Position: Attack and Midfield
College Choice: Syracuse University
Club Affiliations: Sweetlax, CNY Roadhawks and Edge Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors: Drafted 1st overall in Six Nations Arrows Jr. A box lacrose draft. Won Gold at the Box National Championships with Team Ontario in 2011. Received Silver at the Field National Championships in 2013. 2 time All-Star at the All-Canada Games for 2012 and 2013. Selected to the All-Star game at Great Lakes Games 2012 and NSCLA 2012 representing EDGE lacrosse. Played in the National Invitational Top 175 of 2012 and the Blackcard Showcase of 2013.
Academic Honors: First Honors graduating out of Middle School, Honor Roll Freshmen year and Second Honors first trimester of Sophomore year at Salisbury School.
What will you major in/study? Media and Communications
Why did you choose Syracuse? “I chose Syracuse University because it’s been a dream school of mine ever since I began playing lacrosse, I loved watching the Orange growing up.
“Coaches were great people who really made me feel comfortable and right at home. They run an unbelievable lacrosse program that I cannot wait to be a part of. Also, they have incredible facilities, both academic and athletic.
“Lastly, Syracuse has a really good Media and Communications program which is what I want to major in so I figured this school could not have been a more perfect fit.”
HS team’s outlook for 2014 season? “Salisbury is definitely aiming to win all of New England and with the strong core group of guys we have and the chemistry between us players, our goal seems quite attainable. The team is a really talented group of guys and no selfish individuals, all about the name on the front.”
Thank You: “I’d like to thank my Edge Lacrosse coach Pete Follows who got me back into playing lacrosse on a travel team and back into the recruiting process. I’d like to thank my teammates and friends because without your help and encouragement it would have been a lot harder to be where I am today.
“I’d like to thank Edge Lacrosse and the CNY Roadhawks for helping me improve my game and getting me noticed by several Universities.
“Last but not least I’d like to thank my family. My parents for all the time and money spent allowing me to play the game I love and the support they’ve given me throughout my entire life. My two older brothers for always pushing me to get better in the classroom and on the field and never settle for anything because everything can always use improvement.”
Other schools considered: Princeton, Cornell, UNC, Denver, UPenn, Penn State and Yale
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