By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 8/7/13
Ward Melville (NY) rising senior LSM-defenseman Brendan Simpson has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Brendan Simpson ledger:
High School: Ward Melville, East Setauket, New York
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Army
Club Affiliation: Long Island Express Orange 2014
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: Jake Reeds Blue Chip, Top 205 All-Star, NYS Class-A Champions 2013, #1 Nationally ranked High School team
Academic Honors: Honor Roll
What will you major in/study? Engineering/Math
Why did you choose West Point? “The prestigious name of West Point along with the graduates from The United States Military Academy speaks for itself. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime to not only be able to play for a reputable D1 team and coaching staff, but to be able to receive a first rate education and to be able to serve my country. The facilities and campus were just as impressive as the academics and it made my decision fairly easy. I want to be a Cadet and play for Coach (Joe) Alberici and the rest of their coaching staff. It will be an honor to be a Cadet at West Point and continue my lacrosse career there.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “The 2013 season for Ward Melville was a great ride from the pre-season speed and conditioning to the New York Class-A State Championship and being the #1 ranked High School in the country. The amount of work we put in on and off the field really showed in our 22-0 record, and we were blessed to be surrounded by such great players, coaches and fans. Next year we’re losing some of our big time players but with the right work ethic I feel pretty confident about the upcoming season.”
Thank You: “Coach Mike Hoppey and the rest of Ward Melville coaching staff have helped develop me as a player along with Coach Jack Moran and Coach Gene Isnardi who were extremely helpful in my summer and club lacrosse career and recruiting process. Also our pre-season speed/conditioning trainer John Matzelle a Ward Melville Lacrosse Alumni who got the team into amazing shape before the season even started.”
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