By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 1/27/15
Hutchison School (TN) 2017 attack Griffin Gearhardt has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Vanderbilt University.
Griffin Gearhardt ledger:
High School: Hutchison School, TN
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Vanderbilt University
Club Affiliation: Sky Walkers 2017 Blue
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: 1st Team All-American on four-time state champion ranked No. 20 in nation by Brine/TopLaxRecruits.com, 1st Team All-State, School Record 132 points, Pepsi Best of the Preps Finalist
What will you major in/study? Currently Undecided
Why did you choose school? “I chose Vanderbilt because of several factors, both within and outside the lacrosse program. I really like Coach (Cathy) Swezey’s philosophy for her team and feel it is exactly what I want from my college lacrosse experience. Vanderbilt is an incredible university, and I have felt very comfortable each time I’ve been on campus. I really like the girls on the team as well as the other coaches. I also like the fact it is only 3 hours from my hometown of Memphis, TN and am excited about playing in my home state.”
Outlook for your High School team? “We graduated six starters, three of which are now playing at Hopkins and Stanford, so there are some big shoes to fill. However, we are excited for the opportunity to compete for our fifth straight State Championship.”
Thank You: “So many have been instrumental in helping me over the years, but I want to give special thanks to the Sky Walkers lacrosse program for allowing me to join them three years ago. I want to thank my aunt and uncle who have allowed me to live with them in Baltimore and my mom for spending her summers with me as well. I want to thank my coaches (HS and Club) for believing in me and allowing me to grow as a lacrosse player under their watch, and finally I would like to thank my dad and sister for paving the way for lacrosse in Memphis.”
Other schools considered: Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Colorado, Princeton, and Notre Dame
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