By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/5/16
Gaithersburg High School (MD) 2017 defenseman-LSM Michael Valencia has committed to play Division III lacrosse at McDaniel College.
Michael Valencia profile:
High School: Gaithersburg High School, MD
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: McDaniel College
Club Affiliation: Performance, Madlax
Lacrosse Honors: MCPS 4A West 1st team All-Division (x2), Performance Box Lacrosse League All-Star
Academic Honors: Honor Roll
What will you major in/study? Undecided/ Business Management or something Business related.
Why did you choose McDaniel? “I chose McDaniel because I loved the campus, the people there are very nice, and it’s close to home. I also liked that they offer a great undergraduate program and the lacrosse program has a great coach who’s looking to make a big turn around for the program.”
HS team’s outlook for 2017 season? “I’m hoping for our team to at least be .500 this year. We had a new coach last year and I’m looking for a big turn around in the program as well as a big improvement.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents for supporting me in my lacrosse career since I started. I would also like to thank my brothers for showing me the way and always giving help when needed. Also, thank you to Coach Park for making me a better player and a better person.”
Other schools considered: Limestone, Albright, Alderson Broaddus, Shenandoah
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