By Chris Goldberg
BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, Posted 2/28/12
Shawnee (N.J.) senior attackman Owen Demmerly has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Goucher College.
Owen Demmerly log:
High School: Shawnee High, NJ
Graduation Year: Class of 2012
College Choice: Goucher College
Club Affiliation: SouthShore Lacrosse, N.J.
Major lacrosse honors: Junior Year -Leading Scorer in New Jersey with 82 goals, 31 assists and 56 ground balls; US Lacrosse All American, Philadelphia Inquirer South Jersey “Player of the Year”; 1st team All County, 1st team All Conference, 1st team All South Jersey, 2nd team All State, Offensive MVP-Shawnee High School; Philly Showcase Gait All-Star, Offensive MVP (Nov., 2010)
Sophomore Year-1st team All Conference, 1st team All South Jersey, 1st team All County, Offensive Player of the Year, 3rd leading scorer in South Jersey with 54 goals, 21 assists and 30 ground balls
Freshmen Year-US Lacrosse U-15 Team: June 2008, Selected for the New Jersey Team South,Attended Golden Goal Tournament Great George, NY
Academic honors: National Honor Society Member (Junior/Senior), Honor Roll (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior), Student of the Month (Freshman)
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose school? “I chose Goucher College because ever since the first time I stepped on the campus I loved it. I get a very comfortable homelike feeling on campus. Coach (Kyle) Hannan is a fantastic coach, a great person and he runs a great lacrosse team. Academically and Athletically Goucher is a great fit for me.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “We have a lot of talented players this year and a very strong team. We have the potential to go as far as we commit ourselves to go.”
Other comments: “I have been fortunate to have had so many great coaches over the years. Most importantly, I wanted to thank my high school coaches Tim Gushue and Gene Schulman, along with my club coach at SouthShore, JC Valore. I also wanted to thank all of the coaches from the South Jersey Black Storm team that set my fundamentals for me from the beginning. Also, my brother, Braden, for introducing me to lacrosse along with Mom, Dad and the Martin family, for encouraging me to get into the sport. Finally, all of the players I have played with over the years that I have learned so much from.”