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Men’s recruit: St. John’s gets commitment from Springfield-Delco (PA) junior defenseman Smyth

Thursday, 26th January 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High school, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 1/26/12

Springfield-Delco (PA) junior defenseman Dan Smyth has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. John’s University.

Dan Smyth log:

Dan Smyth

High School: Springfield-Delco

Graduation Year: 2013

Position: Defenseman

College Choice:
St. John’s

Club Affiliation: HEADstrong

Major lacrosse honors: Honorable Mention All-Central league, HM All-Delco, Philly Showcase, 2011

Academic honors: Honor Roll

What will you major in/study?
Leaning toward Business

Other info: Episcopal Academy junior and friend Dante Addona recently committed to St. John’s; Springfield-Delco grads Joe Addona (Dante’s brother) and Colin Keegan, are sophomores at St. John’s

Why did you choose school?
“It definitely helped that other Springfield players are up there and playing well. Form the minute I stepped on the campus I felt a strong connection. When I did my overnight there, it reaffirmed my initial feelings that it was a great place. With New York City right there, (assistant) coach (Dan) Paccione (head coach Jason) Miller. With Dante going – we’ll probably be rooming together – it will be awesome.”

Other schools considered: Hobart, High Point, Mount St. Mary’s, Sacred Heart, Dartmouth and Holy Cross.

What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “Since we’re Springfield we always have big expectations. But we’re a really young team this year. We’re going to look to win the Central League like we (try to do) every year.”

Other comments: “I want to thank all the coaches at HEADstrong, Mike Colleluori, Brett Moyer, Brian Neary, Eddie DiDonato, Steve Layne; and my coaches at Springfield, Tom Lemieux and Rory Friel; my parents, Terry and Dan, my grandfather, Bob Millison, my younger brother, Pat, and my sister, Kaylee.”



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