The Moorestown Lacrosse Club today congratulated 12 Mooretown High School seniors who have committed to play NCAA college lacrosse.
The MHS 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 13 of the last 15 years, recent graduates of the program have gone on to successful academic and athletic careers at leading university and college including Bucknell, Catholic, Chestnut Hill, Colgate, Delaware, Duke, East Stroudsburg, Fairfield, Florida, Jacksonville, James Madison University, Lafayette, Lehigh, Longwood, Marist, McDaniel, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, University of North Carolina, University of Southern California, Vanderbilt, Villanova, Washington & Lee and Widener.
This year’s Girls NCAA Recruits and their college choices are: Olivia Alvarez, James Madison University; Julia Bolte, Oregon; Jessie Britton, Bucknell; Claire D’Antonio, Delaware; Christine Kirmsse, Catholic; Lawson Hayes, Norwich; Jenna Martinelli, Virginia Tech; Annika Nissen, Colorado; Allison Rohrbach, Wagner; and Genie Santarpio,
MHS 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 №1 seeding in the state playoffs. Recent graduates have attended and played for Connecticut College, Delaware, 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 and their college choices are: Nick Polich, Stevens Institute of Technology; and Bryan Wright, University of Tampa.
“We are extremely proud of these 13 Moorestown student athletes,” Kelly Dalmass, President of Moorestown Lacrosse Club, said. “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 continue 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.”