By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 1/19/12
Stony Brook University has received a National Letter of Intent from Penn Charter (PA) senior defenseman Tom Monzo.
Tom Monzo log:
High School: William Penn Charter School, PA
Graduation Year: Class of 2012
Position: Close defense
College Choice: Stony Brook University
Club Affiliation: Braveheart Lacrosse, N.J.
Major lacrosse honors: Named a Philly Showcase Gait Fab 40 All-Star, 2010
What will you major in/study? Currently undecided
Why did you choose school? “I chose Stony Brook University mainly for the coach (Jim Nagle, who recruited Monzo when he was the coach at Colgate). I like the size a lot better than a smaller school. When he (Nagle) switched to Stony Brook, I saw it as a chance to switch to a bigger school.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “I’m really excited for lacrosse season. We have a strong defense and the offense is going to be good, as usual.”
Other comments: “I’d like to thank (Penn Charter) coach (Pat) McDonough. I remember him talking to me in sixth grade, trying to me to play lacrosse. I want to thank my parents for going through all the time. I’d like to thank Joe Woodruff, who got me started in 8th grade. And Dan Carr, rest in peace; he gave me confidence and told me I could be a pretty good player. Also, thanks to Shane, who has really encouraged me. Lastly, Blair Bodek…He’s a good friend and teammate and he drove me to like half the tournaments.”
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