By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 8/8/13
Santa Margarita Catholic (CA) rising senior midfielder Wes Schuler has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Manhattan College.
Wes Schuler ledger:
High School: Santa Margarita Catholic High School, California (south of Santa Barbara)
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Manhattan College
Club Affiliations: OC Kings (Starz), Rip City Lacrosse Club, and Trilogy West Coast.
Major lacrosse honors: All league honors, SM Midfielder of the year, Varsity as Freshman, Varsity Starter as Sophomore
All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: All-Star at Ohio State camp, Adrenaline Shootout in Sonoma, Syracuse shootout, Top 205, and MVP at Univ. of Delaware.
What will you major in/study? Exercise Science/pre-physical therapy (co-major with Global business)
Why did you choose the school? “I chose Manhattan because of its academic reputation and great location in NYC. I also loved the direction the lacrosse program is going. I believe the Coach (Steve) Manitta and the new coaching staff will really help improve the team, win a lot of games, and attain the ultimate goal of reaching the playoffs and knocking off really good teams. I love the ability to be the underdog, and everyone is on board to help create a winning culture.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “Our team went all the way to the semifinals in 2012 and this past season we struggled a little bit. I think we were very young and we have a lot of potential. We only graduated three seniors and are returning virtually all of our starters so I think we learned a lot and will do a lot better next year with a strong senior class.”
Thank You: I really want to thank anyone who has coached me and made an impact on my life and my game: my previous high school coaches, Mike Ansel, Brad Reppert, Chris Driggs and Terry Riordan, and my club coaches Max and Xander Ritz.
“Most importantly, I want to thank my Mom and Dad for everything they have done for me. None of it would have been possible without them.
Other schools considered? Bellarmine, Ohio state, St. Josephs, Robert Morris, and Ohio Wesleyan.
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