By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/23/16
Southern Lehigh High School (PA) 2017 defenseman Andrew Malicki has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Ursinus University.
Andrew Malicki profile:
High School: Southern Lehigh High School
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Ursinus University
Club Affiliations: The Dukes Lacrosse Club, Mainline, Old School and Skyhawks
Lacrosse Honors: Lehigh Valley All-Star, Philly Showcase All-Star, Fab Forty All-Star, National 175 All-Star, Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Showcase, Morning Call First Team
Academic Honors: Honor Roll, Principals List
What will you major in/study? International Business or Premed
Why did you choose Ursinus? “I chose Ursinus because the college was close to home, the academics are very strong and the lacrosse program is also very strong. I also liked all the players as well as the coaching staff.”
HS team’s outlook for 2017 season? “Our high school team will be a pretty young team and this year will be a rebuilding year after losing 15 seniors. I believe we will still be able to go far with the talent returning and the talent coming in.”
Thank You: “Thank you to my parents, brother and sister for always driving me to my tournaments and supporting me at my games. My aunts, uncles and cousins for coming out and supporting me at my games.
“Coach Ebe, Coach Christmas and Coach Mackrides for believing in me and allowing me to play with a great program. Coach Lou Gonzalez for teaching me how to play lacrosse and getting me started at Skyhawks along with Coach Competello, Coach Smalls at 380 lacrosse for accepting me and continuing to make me a better player. Coach DiIonno for believing in me at Old School, Coach Cassese for believing in me and also teaching me how to play at my first ever lacrosse camp. Coach German, Coach Connor, Coach Corrado and Coach Colfer for having me on mainline and making me a better player. Finally, Coach Desi Gonzalez for being with me ever since I was a seventh grader when I started lacrosse until senior year of high school.
“I couldn’t have done it without any of the people listed above. Thank you all as I will forever be grateful.”
Other schools considered: Lehigh, Villanova, Cleveland State, Scared Heart, Bryant, Stevenson, Cabrini, Union, Mary Washington, Ohio Wesleyan
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