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College and University Commitments
We are very proud of the current Paul VI Boys Lacrosse Student Athletes AND our Alums who have committed to play lacrosse at the next level and earned the right to attend some of the finest schools of higher learning in the nation. It takes great commitment and hard work in the classroom, on the field and in off-season training to achieve what these young men have achieved. 

Below is the latest update on our current Paul VI Boys Lacrosse players who have been recruited and made verbal commits to the following colleges/ universities, followed by a listing of our Alumni Commits since 2013:

Current Student Athlete "Early" Commits:

2018

  • RJ Barnes (2018) - Virginia Military Institute
  • Luke Caracciolo (2018) - Bryant University
  • Steven Cornwell (2018) - University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Greyson Ergenbright (2018) - Dartmouth College
  • Brandon Fisher (2018) - Ohio State University

2019

  • Logan Ancona (2019) - Virginia Military Institute
  • Jacob Angelus (2019) - John's Hopkins University
  • Joe Dickson (2019) - Virginia Military Institute
  • Gavin Kline (2019) - Lafayette College


Alumni Commits

2017

  • Tommy Bracket (2017)- Christopher Newport University
  • Danny Kielbasa (2017)- United States Military Academy
  • Emmett Kemble (2017)- Bryant University
  • Gus Lee (2017)- U Richmond (to play Football)
  • AJ Nieves (2017)- Lynchburg College
  • Nick Pogreba (2017) - Christopher Newport University
  • Roman Puglise (2017) - University of Maryland
  • Jackson Smith (2017) - Ohio State University

2016

  • Nic Ancona (2106) - Wagner College
  • Adam Baker (2016) - Jacksonville University
  • Luke Davies (2016) - Virginia Military Institute
  • Tim Dickson (2016) - Delaware Valley
  • Michael McCormick (2016) - Gettysburg College
  • Joe Neubauer (2016)- Florida Southern College
  • Jeffrey Pisani - (2016) - Lynchburg College
  • John Schmank (2016) - Virginia Military Institute

2015

  • Luke Brugel (2015) - University of Virginia
  • Andrew Garstka (2015)- Gettysburg College
  • Lane Grimes (2015) - Virginia Military Institute
  • Patrick Gyennis (2015) - University of Maryland
  • Troy Jahelka (2015) - United States Naval Academy
  • Ryan Lamb (2015) - University of Virginia
  • Andrew McCormick (2015) - Catholic University of America
  • Ryan O'Connor (2015) – University of North Carolina
  • Taylor Redmond (2015) - Gettysburg College
  • David Williamson (2015) - Furman University

2014

  • Joseph Cuccias (2014) - Washington College
  • Steven Hillenbrand (2014) - Rutgers University

2013

  • Logan Aunon (2013)- University of Delaware
  • Will Biagi (2013)- University of Michigan
  • Chris Camarca (2013) - Lynchburg College
  • Nick Carpenter (2013) - Georgetown University
  • Tim Knowles (2013) - Furman University
  • Bennett Lloyd (2013) - Washington College
  • Jack McGuire (2013) - Wheeling Jesuit College
  • Connor Murphy (2013) - Rutgers University
  • Ethan Powley (2013) - Duke University 
  • Scott Primeau (2013) - Furman University
  • Nick Strider (2013) - Bridgewater College
  • Zach Tuell (2013) - High Point University


                    

Coach Waters attributes the success of these student athletes to their hard work and dedication to reaching their potential as student-athletes, students first, athletes second. Paul VI provides a rigorous academic environment that is recognized and appreciated by college coaches. Our lacrosse team competes in both the WCAC and VISAA, two of the most highly competitive HS lacrosse conferences in the nation, which also catches the attention of college coaches. We expect many more commits to follow, thanks to the high quality student athletes whom we seek and who choose to attend Paul VI.  And also due to the high quality coaches on our staff, the high level of competition that we play, both in and out of conference, AND especially due to the above Student Athlete Role Models that our underclassmen have the privilege to follow.

Coach Waters also says that college lacrosse coaches are keen on multi sport athletes and notes that all of the above recruits have been multi sport athletes, either currently or at some point during their PVI HS careers. He strongly recommends that all HS lacrosse players aspiring to play in college (1) focus on academics first- great academics will give you more options to attend great schools (2) participate in multiple sports in HS to develop your athleticism and learn how to compete in different environments and (3) keep yourself in shape year round (either with off-season conditioning or by participating in other sports year round). This helps avoid injury, develops positive health habits and lessons the stress of getting physically ready for a new season.

We are very proud of the young men who have leveraged a great educational environment at PVI and the highly competitive lacrosse environment at PVI, to get accepted into these fine schools. It took dedicated focus, hard work and commitment to excel both in the classroom and on the lacrosse field achieve to their potential as student athletes. They are role models for the current and future players in our program to follow.  We hope to have many more student athletes follow in their footsteps.