By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 9/13/16
Bishop Shanahan (PA) 2017 defenseman Jack Whalen has committed to the admissions process to play Division I lacrosse at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Jack Whalen profile:
High School: Bishop Shanahan High School, PA
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: United States Military Academy at West Point
Club Affiliation: Philadelphia Freedom
Major lacrosse honors: MVP Tournament All-Star, Second Team All Ches-Mont
What will you major in/study? Engineering
Why did you choose this school? “I believe West Point is a perfect fit for me. With its outstanding lacrosse program, world class education, and the opportunity to serve our country, it has always been my dream school. West Point’s lacrosse program is really one big family and coach (Joe) Alberici and his staff made me feel like a member of their family.”
Outlook for 2017 HS season? “We lost a couple key seniors, but with a strong underclass group those gaps will be filled. With many returning playmakers, we should make a far run into playoffs.”
People to thank: “I would like to thank my mom and dad for being great role models and always supporting me. Also, I’d like to thank Coach Miller and Coach Goforth for assisting me in this process and helping me become a better lacrosse player over the last couple years. I would also like to thank Coach Meyers and Coach Heisman for helping me to improve as a player and being great high school coaches.”
Other schools considered: Fairfield, Swarthmore
Epoch Lacrosse is the official sponsor of TopLaxRecruits.com Boys’ Recruits. Epoch is a design and technology company specializing in the manufacturing of performance driven lacrosse equipment. Live. Play. Be. Follow @epochlax | Watch at Youtube.com/Epochlacrosse | Visit at Wave One Sports, the official sponsor for TopLaxRecruits.com girls’ recruits.Wave One Sports is the leader in custom Lacrosse and Field Hockey uniforms. Wave One Sports also specializes in boys’ lacrosse gear and apparel. Please contact Wave One for all your team apparel and equipment needs: www.waveonesports.com. Mention TopLaxRecruits.com and receive a free coach’s gift with your team uniform purchase.
Click below for a full college profile.