By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 9/30/13
Lawrenceville School (N.J.) sophomore goalie Griffin Thompson has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Virginia.
Griffin Thompson ledger:
High School: The Lawrenceville School, N.J.
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: University of Virginia
Club Affiliation: Tri-State Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: Under Armour Uncommitted Games, King of the Hill, Evo Games, Under Armour Showcase, Champ Camp, UNC Team Camp, Prep School Summer Showcase, and Tri-State National.
Academic honors: Dean’s List
What will you major in/study? TBD
Why did you choose the school? “I chose Virginia for three reasons: First, the school’s academic philosophy and curriculum combined with the beauty of the school and surrounding area. Secondly, Coach (Dom) Starsia and (Marc) Van Arsdale provide strong and inspiring leadership on and off the field. And third, the overall excellence of the Virginia program put the Hoos at the top of my list.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “We had a great season in 2013 with my highlight playing in the Inter-Ac semifinals against Malvern Prep. The atmosphere was unbelievable. In 2014, Lawrenceville is rebuilding after losing a dozen seniors. However, we have some incredibly talented players returning and some new faces who will help make for another exciting and successful season.”
Thank You: “A special thanks to my parents for the many hours logged getting to tournaments and practices; to the entire Tri-State family for their commitment to providing support well beyond the field of play; and finally, to my coaches at Lawrenceville who supported me and prepared me to compete at the highest level of HS lacrosse.”
Other schools considered? Princeton, Harvard, Penn State & Fairfield
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