By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 8/27/13
Hunterdon Central High School (NJ) sophomore attackman Ben Coakley has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Towson University.
Ben Coakley ledger:
High School: Hunterdon Central HS, Flemington, New Jersey
Graduation Year: 2016
Position: Attack Left or X
College Choice: Towson University
Club Affiliation: Leading Edge Lacrosse 2016
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: Adrenaline Black Card Show Case, NSCLA Tournament, MVP Tournament (All-Star Team), Lafayette Leopard Classic, Best of the Best, Jersey Shootout, Terps Young Gun Shootout
What will you major in/study? Physical Education
Why did you choose Towson? “I want to major in Physical Education and Towson offers this major. During my visit to Towson Coach (Shawn) Nadelen and Coach (Anthony) Gilardi were knowledgeable about the major and were very passionate about the school and the team. I was able to watch Towson play this past spring at a couple of games. My friend has a brother on the team and I felt I had a connection to the team through visiting in the spring. When I got to meet the coaches and tour the entire campus I was sure this is place I wanted to be.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “We have a lot of good players who are ready to step in and fill the roles of our graduating seniors. The Central lacrosse players have a lot of pride and we will continue the tradition of championship level lacrosse.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank all the coaches and teammates that have helped me become a better player. Coach Mike Vergalito, Coach Tom Bill and Coach Bob Schroeder from Hunterdon Central, Coach Joe Anderson and Bill Brandt from my youth and middle school teams and Coach Kerry Weigner for running our box league and shooting clinics in the winter.
“The coaches at Leading Edge Elite have been great. Coach Chris Roy, Zack Trent and Nick Fillipone have been supportive and motivating so that we can all become the best player possible.
“My family has played the largest role with my brothers Ryan and Mike keeping me focused and always reminding me to get better at school and lacrosse.”
Other schools considered: Hofstra, Penn State
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