By Chris Goldberg
BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, Posted 12/6/11
Boys’ Latin sophomore midfielder/face-off specialist Hunter Moreland has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University.
Moreland becomes the second Boys’ Latin player from the Class of 2014 to confirm a commitment to Hopkins, joining midfielder Tal Bruno. It has been reported by Inside Lacrosse that Boys’ Latin attackman Shack Stanwick also has committed to Hopkins.
Hunter Moreland log:
High School: Boys’ Latin School of Maryland
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Johns Hopkins
Club Affiliation: BLC Crabs 2014
Major lacrosse honors: Varsity as a Freshman, Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip, Brine Shoot-out
Academic honors: Dean’s List, ACT Club, Williams Scholars Recipient, Travers Scholarship Recipient, Diversity Club
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose Johns Hopkins? “Johns Hopkins was, for me, the closest thing to Boys’ Latin so I felt comfortable there, right away. I prefer a small school and knew it would benefit me overall. During my stay, I had a very enjoyable time meeting the team, and walking around campus. I felt that I was able to connect to Coach (Dave) Pietramala immediately and have great respect for his coaching methods. I also like the fact that I will be close to home where I can stay connected with my brothers.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “Although we did lose a lot of key seniors, we are returning many experienced, solid players. I’m excited to see how the season will pan out, and of course the goal is to win the MIAA Championship, which is never out-of-reach for BL and Coach (Bob) Shriver.”
Other comments: “I would first like to thank my parents and brothers for supporting me, and allowing me to have the opportunity to attend Boys’ Latin. Also, I would like to thank my high school coach, Coach Shriver, and my club coach, Coach Ryan McClernan, for instilling a high-performance atmosphere and offering their help and support through this process. Lastly, I would like to thank all the people at Boys’ Latin who have helped me get to this point and succeed.”