By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 1/31/14
Vestal High School (NY) senior attack Devon McKercher has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Masachusetts-Lowell.
Devon McKercher ledger:
High School: Vestal High School, New York
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Club Affiliation: Star Riders (Syracuse, NY)
Major lacrosse honors: 2013 Section IV All-Star, 1stTeam Division 1 (individual); 2012 NYS Section IV champions (team); 2012 NYS Class B Semi-finalist vs Garden City, NY (team)
Academic Honors: National Honor Society; VHS Mentoring Program; Project Lead The Way; 6-time Scholar Athlete award; President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence
What will you major in/study? Biology
Why did you choose UMass Lowell? “UML is a new Division 1 program and it was really easy to see by the new fields and facilities that the administration was completely invested in its success. Coach (Carissa) Medeiros is so energetic and excited about what we can accomplish being the first UML women’s lax team, that I wanted to be a part of it. Add the proximity to Boston and the school’s strength in science and research, it was a perfect fit for me!”
HS team’s outlook for 2014 season? “We’re hoping to make it back to the State playoffs again this year. We’re returning all but one starter and our younger girls are really coming on strong so it should be an exciting season for us!
Thank You: “I would like to thank my family and friends for always supporting me, and my coaches and teammates for pushing me and getting me where I am today.”
Other schools considered: Longwood University, Bloomsburg University, University of Delaware
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