By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 12/20/14
West Linn High School (OR) 2016 defenseman-LSM Dean Swanson has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Merrimack College.
Dean Swanson ledger:
High School: West Linn High School, OR
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Merrimack College (ConnectLAX college profile)
Club Affiliations: Rhino and WCS
Lacrosse Honors: First Team All-State 2014, 2014 Adrenaline Shootout All-Star team
What will you major in/study? International Business
Why did you choose Merrimack? “Coach (Mike) Morgan and I have a good relationship. We see eye to eye on a lot of things and I think he’s a really good guy that knows how to win games and coach a good squad that competes with the best D2 teams in the league.
“I like the culture of the team and I can see myself fitting in with the guys on the team as well as the culture of the rest of the school.
“The campus itself is in an area that I like a lot, it’s the perfect size for me and it’s pretty close to a big city. They offer the major that I want to study and the school offers a great education. Graduates leave with the knowledge and requirements to land a good job, soon after college.”
Outlook for 2015 HS season? “Hopefully it is similar to last season, but things like that are hard to repeat. We graduated a lot of senior starters, but I am very confident in our new guys to step in and get the job done.”
Thank You: “I owe all my coaches and teammates all of the thanks in the world. Every one of them has helped me improve my game and has taught me about not only lacrosse, but the lessons you learn while playing lacrosse that you can apply to anything in life.”
Other schools considered: Chapman, University of Delaware, Steveson, High Point,
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