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Boys’ recruit: Smithtown West junior defenseman Foley commits to Lehigh

Friday, 16th November 2012

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

By K.I. Goldberg, Posted 11/16/12

Smithtown West junior defenseman JJ Foley has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lehigh University.

JJ Foley log:

JJ Foley

High School: Smithtown West High School

Graduation Year: 2014

Position: Defense

College Choice: Lehigh

Club Affiliation: Team Smithtown

Major lacrosse honors:
First Look Lacrosse Elite Showcase Standout;
Mavarick Showtime “Top 10 All-Star Who Impressed”;
Empire State Cup All-Tournament Selection

What will you major in/study? Business/Finance

Why did you choose Lehigh? “I chose Lehigh for numerous reasons. A degree from Lehigh means a lot. I get a chance to play for Coach (Kevin) Cassese and compete for a National Championship. I think my strengths fit Coach (Brendan) Callahan’s aggressive defense. I love the campus and it is less than 3 hours from my home on Long Island.”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “We have high expectations for our Smithtown West team this spring. Our goal is to win a State Championship. We are deep in talent and have D1 recruits all through our roster. Our defense should be one of the best in the country.”

Additional Comments: “I have had a lot of people supporting me and helping me get to where I am today. Thank you Coach Sean Keenan, Matt Stefurak, Rob Pannell, Coach Snyder, Coach LaTouche and Coach Moltisanti.

Other schools considered: Bucknell, Yale, UPenn, Lafayette, Albany, Binghamton



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