By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 8/4/13
Westfield (N.J.) rising senior defenseman Jake Kaplan has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Tufts University.
Jake Kaplan ledger:
High school: Westfield (N.J.)
Graduation year: 2014
College choice: Tufts
Club affiliation: Building Blocks
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: Freshmen Defensive MVP, Bison Brawl All-Star, FLG in 3d All-Star, 2012 Fall Nike Blue Chip, 2013 Prep School Showcase
What will you major in/study: Economics
Why did you choose school: “I wanted to be able to go to a high academic institution while being able to compete for a national championship. Tufts, I feel, is the best program in the NESCAC, and one of, if not the best in the country. Tufts will challenge me academically but will help me be successful later on in life, since it’s such a great school. I felt comfortable around (Tufts Head) Coach (Mike) Daly, (Assistant Coach Sean) Kerwin and (Assistant Coach Taylor) Harris, and I love the location right outside Boston. Also, 5,000 undergraduates is a perfect size.”
Outlook for your high school team in 2014: “We lost in the Sectional Finals this past year, and lost a lot of seniors. However, we have plenty of underclassmen who will be filling the roles for the lost seniors and we should be able to have a better season than last year. We have one goal, which is to win the TOC.”
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