By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 10/21/11
Smithtown West senior middie F/O Craig Madarasz has committed to play Division I lacrosse at Johns Hopkins.
Craig Madarasz log:
High School: Smithtown West
Graduation Year: 2012
Position: Midfield F/O
College Choice: Johns Hopkins
Club Affiliation: Team Smithtown
Major lacrosse honors: Long Island Under Armour Team, Suffolk County Rookie of the Year, Champ Camp, Ranked number 13 in ESPN Rise Faceoff Midfielders.
Academic honors: Scholar Athlete, Math Honor Society
What will you major in/study? Economics
Why did you choose Johns Hopkins? “It’s a great academic school and the coaches made me feel welcome. Besides their academics, their tradition of lacrosse and strong history made it an easy choice. I also want the chance to contend for a National Championship each year. Coach (Dave) Pietramala, (Bill) Dwan and (Bobby) Benson are great coaches and I’m excited to get the chance to play for them.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “We return a lot of starters on the offense and key players on our defense. We have a new coaching staff and we are starting to come together as a team. We should be favored to win a state title.”
Additional comments: “I would like to thank my parents and Coach (Sean) Keenan for their support. A special thanks to Matt Schomburg at Fogolax for helping me with recruiting and teaching me face-offs”
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