Fourteen Moorestown High School Lacrosse Student-Athletes Commit to NCAA Colleges
MOORESTOWN, N.J. - The Moorestown Lacrosse Club today (November 16, 2012) congratulated fourteen Moorestown High School seniors who have committed to play NCAA college lacrosse.
The Moorestown High School Girls Lacrosse team is one of the most storied and accomplished New Jersey high school programs in any sport and has for many years been consistently ranked at the very top of numerous national polls. Overall state champions for 11 of the last 12 years, recent graduates of the program have gone on to successful academic and athletic careers at leading universities and colleges including Bucknell, Catholic, Chestnut Hill, Colgate, Duke, East Stroudsburg, Fairfield, Florida, Jacksonville, Lafayette, Lehigh, Longwood, Marist, McDaniel, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, University of Southern California, Villanova, Washington & Lee, and Widener.
This year's Girls NCAA recruits (listed alphabetically) and their college choices are:
Megan Bianco - Marquette University
Mary Flick - College of William & Mary
Gabby Frank - Franklin & Marshall College
Alicia Geiter - Coastal Carolina University
Shannon Keeler - Gettysburg College
Megan Kelly - University of Pennsylvania
Margaret Nissen - Rutgers University
Maura Talvacchia - Presbyterian College
Moorestown High School Boys Lacrosse has also been one of the state's most successful programs. Playing in the competitive Skyland Conference, the team won state Group Championships in 2008 and 2011. In 2012, Moorestown received its first ever Number 1 seeding in the state playoffs. Recent graduates have attended and played for Connecticut College, DeSales, Elizabethtown, Fairfield, Franklin and Marshall, Maryland, McDaniel, Mount St. Mary’s, Nazareth, University of North Carolina, Rutgers, Salisbury, St. Joseph's, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Washington & Lee.
This year's Boys NCAA recruits (listed alphabetically) and their college choices are:
Stephen Burke - Washington College
Wade Dickey - Widener University
Drew Hillman - Bowdoin College
Patrick Lynam - Widener University
Matt Olbrich - University of Delaware
Dan Willis - Villanova University
Kelly Dalmass, President of the Moorestown Lacrosse Club, said of today's announcement:
"We are extremely proud of these fourteen Moorestown student-athletes. Most, if not all of them, began playing for our club at a young age and each of them has shown steadfast dedication to their sport, their school, and their community. Each year tens of thousands of high school students play lacrosse and only a small percentage of them have the skill, dedication, discipline, and academic ability to go on to play at the NCAA varsity level. We are proud of their academic and athletic accomplishments and equally proud of them as young men and women. They will no doubt continue to make us proud as they go on to play at the next level. I know I speak for everyone associated with the Moorestown Lacrosse Club - especially the many dedicated volunteers, coaches, parents and club officers - when I offer each of them a heartfelt congratulations on their successful high school careers and wish them all the very best in the future."
Girl’s Photo -- Left to Right
Mary Flick (College of William & Mary), Gabby Frank (Franklin & Marshall College), Alicia Geiter (Coastal Carolina University), Margaret Nissen (Rutgers University), Shannon Keeler (Gettysburg College), Megan Kelly (University of Pennsylvania), Maura Talvacchia (Presbyterian College), Megan Bianco (Marquette University).
Boy’s Photo – Left to Right
Patrick Lynam (Widener University), Matt Olbrich (University of Delaware), Dan Willis (Villanova University), Stephen Burke (Washington College), Wade Dickey (Widener University), Drew Hillman (Bowdoin College).
Boy’s and Girl’s Photo – Left to Right
Patrick Lynam (Widener University), Alicia Geiter (Coastal Carolina University), Stephen Burke (Washington College), Shannon Keeler (Gettysburg College), Dan Willis (Villanova University), Margaret Nissen (Rutgers University), Mary Flick (College of William & Mary), Matt Olbrich (University of Delaware), Megan Kelly (University of Pennsylvania), Gabby Frank (Franklin & Marshall College), Wade Dickey (Widener University), Maura Talvacchia (Presbyterian College), Drew Hillman (Bowdoin College), Megan Bianco (Marquette University).