By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 9/7/11
Yorktown junior defenseman Trevor Koelsch has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Johns Hopkins.
Trevor Koelsch log:
High School: Yorktown High School
Graduation Year: 2013
Position: Close Defense
College Choice: Johns Hopkins
Club Affiliation: No Limit Ballers
Major lacrosse honors: All Section, All league, MSG First Team, Inside Lacrosse Top Fifty Juniors, Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip, Showtime
Academic honors: High Honor roll
What will you major in/study? “I have not decided yet but the financial industry interests me.”
Why did you choose school?
“I really liked the extremely strong math and science programs, along with the opportunity to play for a team with a legitimate chance to win a D-1 championship every year.
“Meeting with Coach (Dave) Pietramala and then speaking with him more, I feel he will get the best out of me academically and on the lacrosse field. People have said to me you play lacrosse for 4 years and then have a career for 40, and I am confident that a Hopkins degree and its strong alumni network will prepare me well for the 40 years after lacrosse.
“Also I am very proud to be part of the strong tradition of Yorktown players going on to play at Hopkins, like Head Coach Dave Marr, Defensive Coach Rob Doerr, Chris Watson, and (Hopkins associate head coach) Coach Bill Dwan.
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year?
“Although we lost two All Americans on the offensive side we return a lot of players on both sides of the field, giving us a very balanced team. If we work hard and play like a team we can meet our goals, which are the same every year, win the Murphy Cup, win the Section, and win a State Championship.
“We have a veteran attack line, led by Connor Gately at X, which will drive our offense. Our defense will be physical and smart and limit scoring opportunities. Playing together as an entire team rather than relying on a few individuals, combined with exceptional coaching, will enable us to meet our goals for the upcoming season.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank my family for their sacrifice and support, and Coaches Dave Marr, Sean Carney, and Adam Lodewick for making me a better lacrosse player.”