By K.I. Goldberg
LILacrossenews.com, Posted 10/15/12
Chaminade sophomore midfielder Thomas O’Connell has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Maryland.
Thomas O’Connell log:
High School: Chaminade High School
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: University of Maryland
Club Affiliations: Long Island Jr. Lizards, FCA Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors: Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip Rising Sophomores Camp, US Lacrosse U15 National Championships, Tri-State Nationals, Long Island Laxfest, Lehigh Laxfest.
What will you major in/study? Business Finance, and then Law School
Why did you choose Maryland? “The main factor for me in choosing Maryland is the quality of the education and the academics at the University. Another important factor is the opportunity to play for Head Coach John Tillman and Assistant Coach Ryan Moran with the chance to play for a National Title.”
Outlook for your HS team next season? “Like every season at Chaminade High School the goal is to win the Championship.”
Additional Comments: “I’d like to thank Coach Gene Isnardi who talked me into giving up baseball and staying with lacrosse, and for his help and guidance in my lacrosse development. Thank you to my Long Island Junior Lizards Lacrosse Coach Todd Esposito, who has coached me and worked with me on my lacrosse game the last four summers. You have helped develop me into the player I am today. Finally, thank you to my parents for driving me around weekends in the summers, and state to state to all the different lacrosse tournaments.”