By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxrecruits.com, Posted 4/5/18
The Shipley School (PA) 2018 defenseman/LSM Will Drake has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Swarthmore College.
Will Drake profile:
High school: The Shipley School, PA
Grad year: 2018
College committed to: Swarthmore College
Lacrosse honors: Mesa Fresh 2018 2018 Co-Captain, First Team All-Main Line 2017, First Team All-Friends Schools League, Shipley Lacrosse MVP 2017, LaxRecords Pennsylvania Top 100 Players to Watch, Good to Great Showcase All-Star, Nike Blue Chip invitee
Academic honors: Pansini Scholar Athlete of the Week, Patrick Meehan Congressional Scholar Athlete, Co-Editor of The Shipley Beacon newspaper, three-time published poet, Germination Project Fellow, Senior Student Ambassador
Expected major: Undecided
Why did you choose Swarthmore? “I chose Swarthmore because of the exciting academic and athletic opportunities it offers. I appreciate how Coach Pat Gress places clear emphasis on succeeding both on the field and in the classroom. I’m also very interested in the unique opportunities at Swarthmore, such as its Honors Program. In addition, my family and friends will be able to attend my games because the school is close to my home.’
HS team’s 2018 outlook: “We have a strong group of underclassmen, who have already stepped up for us in our first regular season games in Florida. After a shortcoming at the end of last season, we are focusing our efforts on our goal of winning a Friends Schools League Championship this year. I feel optimistic about our team this year because we are highly motivated and have been preparing since the end of last season. We will be playing with chips on our shoulders for the entire season.”
Thank You: “Thank you to my family for unconditionally supporting and inspiring me. Also, I’d like to thank my high school coaches, Mark Duncan, Joe Donnelly, Rob Chambers, and Kevin Crowley, for pushing to improve my skills me each day; and my Mesa Fresh coaches, Paul O’Grady and Scott Gabrielsen, were also instrumental in my development as a lacrosse player. I thank them for having confidence in me and instilling a gritty attitude into my game ever since I was a weak eighth grader. I’d also like to thank John Begier, who has assiduously helped me through the recruiting process. I’m grateful for all of my teammates on both Mesa and Shipley, as they constantly push me to become a better player and person.”
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