By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 9/29/13
Hempfield (PA) junior attackman Zach Ward has committed to the admissions process at Cornell University.
Zach Ward ledger:
High School: Hempfield High School, Lancaster County, PA
Graduation Year: 2015
College: Cornell University
Club affiliations: Duke’s LC, Low and Away of Lancaster
Lacrosse Honors, camps, tournaments: 2nd Team all league, Central Pa All-American watchlist, Baltimore Summer Kickoff all star, Champ Camp, Tri-State National
Academic honors: Superior Honor roll, FootSouls charity, Toys for Tots volunteer
Intended major: Business
Why did I choose the school: “I decided on Cornell because I felt at home right when I stepped on campus. I also felt extremely comfortable with Coach (Ben) DeLuca and Coach (Peter) Milliman. Cornell also provides outstanding academics and athletics which I was looking for in a school. It was just a perfect fit for me as a player and person.”
Outlook for 2014 HS season: “Last year we were able to win the league championship and that is something we strive for every year. We had a very strong senior class which we will miss next year, but I feel as though we have the players to replace them and be equally as good as last year and win another LL League title.”
Thank You: “First, I would like to thank my parents and brother for always loving and supporting me. I would not have gotten this far without them. I also would like to thank all the coaches at the Duke’s for giving me the exposure and guidance. Also I would like to thank Coach Kyle Wimer and the coaches of low and Away Lancaster for making me a better player and guiding me through the whole recruiting process. Another thanks to my high school Coach Dave Ondrusek for making me a better person on and off the field, and for teaching me the game when I was young. Lastly, thanks to Rich Garcia for training me over the years and getting me into the best shape and condition so I can perform at my best.”
Other schools considered: Penn, Delaware, Princeton, Villanova, Hofstra, Towson
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