By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 5/20/15
Woodward Academy (GA) 2017 midfielder Ben Wilkinson has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Richmond.
Ben Wilkinson ledger:
High School: Woodward Academy, GA
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: University of Richmond
Club Affiliation: Thunder Lacrosse 2017 Blue
Lacrosse Honors: Woodward Varsity 2015 Season Tri-Captain; All-Metro (South) Attack 2nd Team 2014; C2C Spotlight Showcase All-Star 2014; Lehigh Valley Showcase All-Star 2014; Fall Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip 2014; Selected for Maverik Showtime 2015 and Jake Reed Summer Nike Blue Chip 2015
Academic honors, service projects: Silver Eagle Honor Roll 2014-2015; Chattahoochee River Keepers; FCA
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose Richmond? “When I stepped on to campus I had a gut feeling that Richmond was going to be the right place. Coach (Dan) Chemotti and his staff were great and I felt very comfortable with them. My player hosts were guys I could picture as my future teammates. Richmond has one of the top undergrad business schools in the country. I also liked their high scoring offense and the fact that they have a conference championship and an NCAA tournament appearance in just two year of existence.”
Highlights from 2015 HS season? “Woodward Academy made the 1A-5A State Playoffs for the first time in over 5 years. We return all of our starters but one for next season. Our young core of players combined with our new coach, Andy Pons, should make for a successful next few years.”
Thank You: “Aside from thanking my parents for all of their support and time taking me to practice and tournaments, I am also grateful to my coaches and teammates. Specifically, Woodward Academy Coach Andy Pons gave me invaluable advice and assistance during the recruiting process while also turning around our school program in just one season. My Thunder coach Josh White was a patient teacher while I learned to play midfield this past year and he helped ignite the recruiting process last summer. Thunder coach Kevin Hudson helped me get the best exposure possible. My first club coach, Mike Hull at Cannon Lacrosse, gave me a chance to play when nobody else would.”
Other schools considered: Bucknell, Colgate, Boston University, Furman, Binghamton, Layfayette
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