By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 3/8/16
Apex High School (NC) 2016 goalie Will Bender has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Tusculum College.
Will Bender profile:
High School: Apex High School, NC
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Tusculum College
Club Affiliation: Red Devil United
Lacrosse Honors: National 175 Best of the Best, Southern Select, Brine All-American National Lacrosse Classic, FLG in 3D Summer Shootout, Philly Summer Slam, Baltimore Summer Kickoff, Carolina Summer Shootout
What will you major in/study? Sports Management with a Minor in Coaching
Why did you choose Tusculum? “Upon arriving I immediately fell in love with the town, campus, facilities, and Coach (Richard) Carrington. Coach Carrington and his staff bring an energy to the field that is infectious and can be seen in how the team performs.
“Tusculum offers the best opportunity for me to continue to grow as a player and a place where I can make an immediate impact. The block system at Tusculum provides me with the greatest opportunity to excel academically in my pursuit of a career in coaching and to possibly become an Athletic Director someday.”
HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “Looking to become the first team in NC to participate in 4 straight state championship games in lacrosse. Should we win it would be our 3rd in 4 years and 2 in a row.”
Thank You: “I’d like to thank my parents for all of their support on and off of the field and for molding me into the person I am today. My Goalie Coach Nathan Farabee for always believing in me. My HS Coach John Hayden for his many years of support. Last but not least is Coach Scott Olive and the entire Red Devil United family who have been with me since the beginning. I know that I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.”
Other schools considered: Ferrum, Catawba, Lees-McRae
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