By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 5/26/16
Notre Dame West Haven (CT) 2017 midfielder Nick Shanley has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Merrimack College.
Nick Shanley profile:
High School: Notre Dame West Haven, CT
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Merrimack College
Club Affiliation: CT Cardinals Black
Lacrosse Honors: State semi-finalist (2015), NTL 175 All-Star
What will you major in/study? Finance/ Marketing
Why did you choose Merrimack? “I chose Merrimack College because I feel like it is a perfect fit for me as a whole. Coach (Mike) Morgan was great throughout the entire recruiting process and was very straightforward. The school size and the majors offered, fit what I am looking for in a school, and lacrosse wise, being able to compete for a National Championship year by year also effected my choice.
“Another big factor was Michael Miano (Notre Dame West Haven Defense Coach) who was a former Merrimack warrior and he was a huge help in making my decision.”
HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “Looking for another deep run into the state tournament.”
Thank You: “First, I would like to thank my parents for helping me through the whole process. They were a huge help thought it all.
“Big thanks to all the coaches me who helped me along the way. Starting in youth lacrosse with Coach Makowski. Then moving on to the High school level with my head coach A.J Alessi, and assistants, Coach Miano, Coach Mortali and Coach Burkhart.
“Big thanks to my club coach John Raba who was a huge help in the recruiting process as well.”
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