By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 1/1/12
Port Washington junior attackman John Crawley has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University.
John Crawley log:
High School: Port Washington (Paul D. Schreiber)
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: Johns Hopkins
Club Affiliation: For the Love of the Game
Major lacrosse honors: National Lacrosse Classic All-Star; All-Star game at Maverik Showtime, and King of the Hill; selected for Nassau team in the Nassau vs. Suffolk Rising Junior Showcase; had 30 goals and 36 assists in 2011.
Academic honors: National Language Honor Society, Principal’s Honor Roll (4.0+) every quarter at Schreiber.
Community service: “I am co-founder of the CAE program (Children’s Athletic Enrichment). My family and I, due to the diagnosis of my youngest brother Patrick to Autism in 2006, created a sports program that brings children all along the autistic spectrum together to slowly build up motor skills necessary to play sports. We have had 4 successful seasons thus far with sports such as baseball, gymnastics and swimming. We’ve been trying to build up enough interest to expend it into the lacrosse world!”
What will you major in/study? “I’m not definite on what I am going to major in, but most likely in the realm of medicine. I’ve had an extensive list of injuries throughout my childhood due to sport related incidents and have always been interested in the rehabilitation of these injuries. Johns Hopkins, being the premier school for ANYTHING medicine, is the perfect place I can build the tools to help people get over injuries.”
Why did you choose school? My first lacrosse coach, Marty Bergin, is an ex-Hopkins defenseman. Having him as a coach, Hopkins was always the college I cheered for as a kid. As Coach (Dave) Pietramala’s interest showed itself I was very excited to visit the school, and on my visit ‘Petro’ made it very easy for my dad and me to feel comfortable with any questions we had to ask. My knowledge of the school was already pretty high so I didn’t have many questions aside from where I would go to lunch, which he immediately pointed to Chipotle… I like Chipotle. It was a good time hanging out with Coach and from that visit, I became incredibly excited to be coached by a man like him. My childhood dream quickly became a reality when I made my decision. I knew I’d be a Blue Jay from the second I left his office.”
Also considered: Penn, Yale, Villanova, Princeton, Bucknell, Ohio State, Notre Dame
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “For this 2012 season, the varsity team has high hopes. We are all very excited about new coach Tom Rooney. I love his style of coaching, and have come to be very comfortable with him, and assistant coaches Isaac Neal and Mike Candela. Our chemistry as a team really started to sky-rocket with the leadership of last year’s seniors and I hope to continue this fun-loving atmosphere of a lacrosse team. Our only problem will be the depth of our team; we have a solid starting line up with senior middie Jake Frocarro, fellow junior Richard Greenberg, and 8th grade goalie Nicky Ferrero.”
Other comments: “For my commitment, I’d like to thank my FLG coaches, John Nessler and Jim Kern, for answering questions from what to do on man up, or how often to call coaches (thanks Ness!!). Also, thanks to Director Mike Winkoff for helping me throughout the process; my parents for all the time and money they have spent to get me from place to place; all my FLG boys, not for keeping me up all night before games, but most importantly making me look so much better than I am throughout our tournaments; lastly to all the guys at Xcelleration Training in Deer Park for putting me on the right track to be the athlete I am today.”
Other notes: Click here for John Crawley highlight tape
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