By K.I. Goldberg
LILacrossenews.com, Posted 2/15/13
Trinity-Pawling junior midfielder Melvin Riddick III has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Bryant University.
Melvin Riddick III log:
High School: Trinity-Pawling
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Bryant University
Club Affiliation: CT Bulldogs
Major lacrosse honors: Super Sophs. All-Star Selection, Villanova 150, Prep School Showcase
Academic honors, service projects: Nike Reuse-A-Shoe
What will you major in/study? International Business
Why did you choose Bryant? “I chose Bryant for a couple different reasons. Coach (Mike) Pressler is a great lacrosse coach and he will take my game to the next level. Bryant’s program is on a serious rise and I can’t wait to join what they have going on in RI.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “Head Coach (Nic) Bell has set high goals for our team this year. One is to win the Founders League, one of the best leagues in the Nation, sporting schools like Avon Old Farms, Taft, and Westminster. We have been preparing with early morning speed sessions and night time film sessions. With 12 DI commits, the sky is the limit for us this season.”
Additional Comments: “I would just like to thank all my coaches, my friends, and my teammates that I’ve had since I started playing lacrosse.
“Special thanks to my Mom she has been here with me forever, I don’t know what I would do without her.
“Shout out to the Trinity-Pawling basketball team (Tri-State 2013 Champions), my roommate Brent Howell, and my best friend Pearse McEneaney (Bryant 2017; Avon Old Farms 2013).”
Highlight Film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAJ0Ixxch18
Other schools considered: Lehigh, Villanova, St. Joseph’s