By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 1/9/15
Patchogue-Medford High School (NY) 2015 defenseman Patrick Cleary has made a commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Lincoln Memorial University.
Patrick Cleary ledger:
High School: Patchogue-Medford High School, NY
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: Lincoln Memorial University
Club Affiliation: South Shore Ballers
Lacrosse Honors: Two time Brine National lacrosse player for team Long Island. First year finalist and 2nd year winning the Brine National Lacrosse Classic. Representing team USA in the Brogden cup against Canada. 5 year varsity player 2 year captain.
Academic Honors: Scholar Athlete every sport season (football and lacrosse), Honor Roll every year, National Honor Society, National Italian Honor Society, National History Honor Society
What will you major in/ study? Education
Why did you chose LMU? “I chose LMU because I had a feeling when I stepped on campus. A feeling I had at no other schools I visited. I knew it was where I was meant to be, I cant wait to start my career there.”
Outlook for 2015 high school season? “This season is going to be somewhat of a challenge. We have a very young offense that has not really meshed yet. But we do have an experienced defense. I feel we will be playing a lot of it this year so it can only make me better.”
Thank You: “Of course I would like to thank my parents. Without my mom and dad none of this would be possible and I wouldn’t be at LMU. I would also like to thank all my coaches. Coach Frank Padolecchia my head coach at Pat-Med. Coach Wayne, the man who taught me the game when I was a little kid. Coach Chris Schiffer defensive coordinator at Pat-Med. Coach Jim Konen my club team Head Coach. And finally Coaches Mike Minardus and Chris Arcuri, a couple guys that threw together a lacrosse team and really got the ball rolling for me when I was young and first picked up the game.”
Other schools considered: Belmont Abbey College, Queens University at Charlotte
ConnectLAX, the official sponsor of LILacrossenews.com Boys’ Recruits, congratulates Patrick Cleary. ConnectLAX helps recruits highlight their skills and connect with college coaches. Recruits maximize their recruiting exposure with a mobile recruiting profile that is linked to their team’s roster, helping coaches find them on the field and evaluate their profile while watching them play. Create your ConnectLAX mobile recruiting profile for free. Click here to sign up!