By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 7/31/13
Lincoln (OR) rising junior defenseman Ben Paris has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Michigan.
Ben Paris ledger:
High school: Lincoln High School. Portland, OR.
Year of graduation: 2015
College choice: University of Michigan
Club affiliations: West Coast Starz, Rotten Cheeseburgers (RC), and Rhino Lacrosse.
Lacrosse honors: First Team All-State, First team All-Conference, Adrenaline Black Card Showcase, Adrenaline High Rollers Showcase, Adrenaline Showcase at Sonoma.
Academic honors: 4.0 GPA. National honor society. Lincoln lacrosse scholar athlete. Multnomah Athletic Club Scholar Athlete Recipient 2013.
Intended major: Business
Why did you choose Michigan? “I chose the school because of the tradition of athletics, coaches, lacrosse support from the school, and for the speed in which the team is growing. I also chose it for the great academics.”
Looking back at last season and ahead to 2014: “Last season was a big letdown losing in first round of the playoffs. But this season we have my good friend, John Duffy, transferring from Jesuit and Locke Rohan transferring from Sunset to strengthen our solid base of strong senior leadership, as well as a group of juniors who have been playing varsity since freshman year. Basically I cannot wait to (win) next HS season.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents, first of al,l for everything they have done for me throughout this journey. And also thank my high school coach, Will Harris, and my club coach Jono Zissi, and my Rhino club coaches, Ryan Powell and Alex Tillson, for getting me to where I need to be to play Division 1 lacrosse.”
Other schools considered: Georgetown, Harvard, Marquette.
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