By Chris Goldberg
BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, Posted 8/6/12
St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.) rising junior midfielder Patrick Walsh has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Patrick Walsh log:
High school: St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Philadelphia PA
Graduation year: Class of 2014
College choice: United States Naval Academy at Annapolis
Club affiliation: Tri-State Lacrosse (N.J.)
Major lacrosse honors/camps attended: Philadelphia All-Catholic Team, Pat Byrnes Memorial Scholarship; Nike Blue Chip Jake Reed Rising Sophomore; Nike Blue Chip Jake Reed Rising Junior; Gait Cup All Star; Baltimore Summer Kick-Off All Star; New England Storm Invitational All Star.
What will you major in/study: Business
Why did you choose school: “All my life I have wanted to serve in the military. My parents served in the Army and my sister, Megan, is currently an ensign in the Navy. The U.S Naval Academy is a prestigious institution, with superior academics and athletics. After meeting the staff, some of the players and seeing the school, I knew it was for me. I look forward to playing under Coach (Rick) Sowell, Coach (Ryan) Wellner and Coach (J.L.) Reppert.”
Outlook for your high school team: “We are returning numerous talented players with many upperclassmen. Our team, as a whole, will not be satisfied with anything less then a state title.”
Navy connection with St. Joe’s Prep: Walsh is the second SJP player to commit to Navy, joining rising senior Will Jordan.