By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/9/13
The Haverford School (PA) sophomore midfielder Tommy McNamara has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Notre Dame.
Tommy McNamara ledger:
High School: The Haverford School, Haverford, Pennsylvania
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: University of Notre Dame
Club Affiliations: Mesa Fresh and Dukes LC
Major lacrosse honors: SEPYLA All-Star team, Jake Reeds Nike Blue Chip Rising Sophomores, Under Armour Shootout
Academic Honors: Academic Honors for 9th grade
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose Notre Dame? “When I visited Notre Dame I knew it was the perfect fit. The tradition and strong academic values of the University were very present during my visit, and I definitely felt at home on the campus. Coach (Kevin) Corrigan, Coach (Gerry) Byrne, and the rest of the coaching staff were very impressive. Their focus on winning a National Championship but also building character in the student athletes on the team is something I am proud to say I will one day be a part of.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “This year we were very young and started off the year slow but from the senior leadership and various members of the team stepping up we ended the year with a strong victory over a Malvern Team ranked 4th in the Country winning the Inter AC Invitational.
“This year we will be one of the most talented teams in Haverford’s history and we have the potential to finish as the number 1 team in the Country but what we will need to do above all else is come together as a unit just like how we did at the end of last season.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank the Haverford Coaches Coach Nostrant, Coach Loving, and Coach Petrone for their great work consistently put into the team during the season and the off-season.
“Thanks to my Mesa Coaches Coach Sowers, Coach Mueller, and Coach Wall. Thanks to my Dukes coaches Coach Helm and Coach Christmas.
“Also Thanks to my Radnor youth coaches for helping me grow my love for the sport Coach Sampson, Coach Kelly, and Coach Brazitis.
“Lastly my entire family for their support throughout this process.”
Other schools considered: Cornell, Penn, Princeton
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