By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 6/23/14
Smithtown West rising junior midfielder Mackenzie Heldberg has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University.
Mackenzie Heldberg log:
High School: Smithtown West
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Johns Hopkins
Club Affiliation: Suffolk county All Stars, Team 91 All Stars
Major lacrosse honors: 8th grade varsity unsung hero, 9th & 10th grade Section XI All County selection, 2014 LI Metro Team 2, Syracuse camp MVP, Duke camp MVP, Long Island Top 100 Player 2014, March 2014 Newsday Player of the week
What will you major in/study? Science
Why did you choose school? “I really loved the sense of family I felt by both the coaches and the players, as I first walked on to campus. The lacrosse tradition at Hopkins is that of no other school I visited. I love the fact that Johns Hopkins has such a high academic standard and I will receive such a great education.”
Outlook for your High School team in 2015? “We lost a few starting seniors, therefore our team will be very young. However, our whole defense is returning along with a few starting attack and midfielders, which gives me a positive outlook on a strong team.”
Other comments: “I would really love to thank my two coaches who have helped me get to this point, Coach Toomas Niemann and Coach Bodo. I would also like to thank my Team 91 All-Stars family, I wouldn’t want to take this ride with any other team. Another huge thank you to Liz Fey who has taught me all her secrets to becoming an amazing Division 1 athlete.”
Other schools considered: Vanderbilt, Florida, Syracuse
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