By K.I. Goldberg
Baltimorelacrossenews.com, Posted 9/19/12
McDonogh junior defenseman Alex Hurdle has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Notre Dame.
Alex Hurdle log:
High School: McDonogh School
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: University of Notre Dame
Club Affiliation: Maryland Roughriders
Major lacrosse honors: Baltimore Under Armour team, Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip 2012, Baltimore Kick-Off All-Star team, Brine Shootout, Bay Bridge Brawl
Academic Honors: Honor Roll every term and a cumulative 3.63 GPA.
What will you major in/study? Biology or Economics
Why did you choose Notre Dame? “Notre Dame has an outstanding academic reputation and places high importance on Catholic values. I wanted to choose a lacrosse program with an elite defense that competes for the National Championship every year.”
What is your HS team outlook for next season? “I expect McDonogh to be playing in the MIAA championship game this year. If everyone on the team works as hard as they should in the classroom, weight room, and practicing stickwork/shooting we will achieve this goal.”
Other schools considered: Army, Penn, Navy, Dartmouth, Michigan, High Point, Yale, and Princeton
Additional Comments: “I would fist like to thank my parents for the countless time and effort they have spent making me a great student, athlete, and man.
“I would like to thank my high school coach Andy Hilgartner for helping me through the recruiting process and for helping me develop as a player. I would also like to thank my Roughrider Coaches Lee and Booker Corrigan for facilitating the recruiting process and continuing my development during the summer club season.
“I would like to thank Ohio Machine defenseman Kyle Hartzell ; having the best defenseman in the game working with me one on one has been invaluable.
“Lastly I would like to thank my trainer Kyle Jakobe at Sweat Performance for helping to shape me into the athlete I am today through his elite strength and conditioning program.”