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Boys’ recruit: Johns Hopkins gets commitment from Westfield (N.J.) 2016 DEF-LSM Colwell

Tuesday, 3rd September 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, High school, Recruiting  
 

By Chris Goldberg
BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, Posted 9/3/13

Westfield (N.J.) sophomore defenseman/LSM Owen Colwell has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University.

Owen Colwell log:

Owen Colwell

Owen Colwell

High School: Westfield High School, N.J.

Graduation Year: 2016

Position:
defense/LSM

College Choice: Johns Hopkins University

Club Affiliation: Leading Edge Lacrosse

Major lacrosse honors, showcases: Starter as freshman, Black Card Showcase, All-Star at MVP Session 2,

Academic honors: Distinguished Honor Roll, Honor Roll.

What will you major in/study? Undecided

Why did you choose the school? “?My visit to Hopkins was an unbelievable experience. I met with head coach Dave Pietramala and we spoke for hours about the rich history of Hopkins lacrosse and the exceptional education I would receive at this top-rated academic institution. I loved the campus and the Cordish Center. Coach Pietramala and the Hopkins staff made me feel at ease and comfortable like I was apart of the team already. All of these things were factors in my decision to choose Hopkins.”

What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “The team’s goal for next season is to win a state championship. Although we are graduating a ton of guys, I think this is the year we can do it. We have an experienced defense returning and we have some key offensive guys coming back.”

Other comments: “I would like to give a special thanks to my parents for supporting me and driving me to these showcases and tournaments up and down the East Coast. Also, I would like to thank my High School coach, Patrick Touhy, for having faith in starting me on the Varsity as a freshman. Special thank you to my Leading Edge coach, Chris Roy, for his guidance. I would like to thank my older sister Maura, and my brothers, Reid and Jack, for all of their love and support. Lastly thank you to the Westfield Lacrosse Club and all who volunteer their time.”

Other schools considered? UVA, UNC, Ohio State, Princeton.

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