By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 11/13/13
Westminster School (CT) sophomore midfielder Brian Smyth has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Duke University.
Brian Smyth ledger:
High School: Westminster School (CT)
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Duke
Club Affiliation: Bulldogs Lacrosse Club (CT)
Major lacrosse honors: New England Under Armour Underclassman Team (only sophomore on team), Maverik All-Star, Prep School Showcase All-Star
Academic Honors: Suprus Honor Roll in 9th grade, National Latin Exam Outstanding Achievement Award
What will you major in/study? Undecided/Business
Why did you choose Duke? “I liked the coaches and how they were serious however I got a sense they were also close with their players. I also wanted to play at the place with combination of the best possible academics and the best possible lacrosse.”
What is your team’s outlook for next season? “This past season we were very young, this season we will have a lot more depth and hope to use everyone. I believe our overall goal is to do better than last year and win a Founders League Championship.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents for supporting me throughout the process. They have spent endless hours bringing me to all my tournaments and college visits. I would also like to thank them for not letting me quit the game.
“I would like to thank my Westminster coach, Peter Newman. He has been someone I could go to and talk about my thoughts on all the schools and has pushed me to improve tremendously over the last year.
“I would also like to thank my Bulldogs coach, Brian Adkins. He has pushed for me since I joined his team 3 years ago and has helped me a great deal through this process.
“Lastly, I would like to thank Bill Zempsky, Bob Macca, and Steve Fisher for coaching me at the youth level in West Hartford and teaching me important lessons that I still carry with me today.”
Other schools considered: Yale, Notre Dame, Princeton, Dartmouth
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