By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/31/13
Ridge (N.J.) senior attackman JT Palladino has committed to the admissions process at Harvard University.
JT Palladino ledger:
High School: Ridge High School (NJ)
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Harvard
Club Affiliation: Leading Edge
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: All-American, First Team All-State, First Team All-Skyland Conference, MSG Varsity First Team All NJ, Star Ledger First Team All-State, Courier News First Team All-Area. 2013 New Jersey State TOC Champion, Philly Showcase 2014 MVP, King of the Hill Champion, NSCLA and Maverick Showcase
Academic honors, service: High Honor Roll, Iterfaith Hospitality Network
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose the school? “I felt it offered me the best combination of academics and lacrosse. I have always taken my studies seriously and felt an Ivy education would really challenge me. Coach (Chris) Wojcik and the Harvard staff are bringing in great players and with the school’s support will be among the top in DI lacrosse going forward and I want to be a part of that.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “It was a very successful year for Ridge High. We finished the season 20-3 and won the NJ State TOC title a first for our program. We had a very tight-knit group which really helped us go all the way. My brother, Chris, was one of the captains and it was great to be able to accomplish that with him and the other seniors who I am close with. While we lose quite a few players we still should compete for the state title and hopefully win back-to-back championships.”
Thank You: “Obviously my parents and brothers who have always supported me in whatever I do and challenged me to be my best. Coaches Ken Marsh (Ridge) and Chris Roy (Leading Edge) have helped to make me a better player and assisted me through the recruiting process.
Other schools considered? Penn, Brown and Drexel
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