By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/27/16
Boys’ Latin School of Maryland 2017 attackman Atherton Townsend has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Mount Saint Mary’s University.
Atherton Townsend profile:
High School: Boys’ Latin School of Maryland
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Mount Saint Mary’s University
Club Affiliation: Blue Chip All-Star
Maryland Lacrosse showcase All-Star
Brine Nation Lacrosse Classic Selection (Maryland)
Team Marylands National Team
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: Adrenaline Challenge
King of the Hill
Maryland Lacrosse Showcase
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose The Mount? “I loved that it was close to home. I am a kid who loves being around his family more than anything. It means a lot to me that I can come home on weekends to see my family. Also I loved the atmosphere of the school. Really small just like Boys’ Latin, which is perfect for me.”
HS team’s outlook for 2017 season? “After a tough loss in the championship of the MIAA A conference, we look the bounce back and compete for another title. Being one of the top high school teams in the country every year really puts a target on are backs but there is nothing better than competing against top talent.”
Thank You: “I would really like to thank Coach Sharff, who is the assistant coach on the BL lacrosse staff. Sometimes, I felt he was the only one who believed in me and I can’t thank him enough for that. He is the one that really pushed me to my limits and always made me keep my head up.
“I would also like to thank my brothers Andrew, and Henry for always putting a smile on my face when I had a rough day. They were always the ones I could talk to for advice whenever I needed it.
“Finally my Dad. I can’t thank him enough for what he has done. When my Mom passed away it felt as if the ground fell out from under me. She was everything to me. I didn’t know how I could keep moving forward, but my Dad was the one who did his best to raise all of us by himself through these tough times. He is the best Dad on the planet and the biggest role model in my life.”
Other schools considered: Stony Brook, Robert Morris, Holy Cross, Jacksonville, Marist, Gettysburg and Amherst
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