More LI, Philly Juniors Make Verbal Commitments

What will you major in/study? Education or Broadcast Communications.

Why did you choose Florida? "I chose The University of Florida for many reasons. One of the many reasons is that when I visited the campus for a weekend I loved everything about the school. I knew that I wanted a big school and I wanted it to have a lot of school spirit. When I visited and went to a football game, it went above and beyond my expectations. I also love the coaches and the girls on the team they made me feel like I was at home.

"Another major factor in my decision was I knew ever since I was little, that I wanted to play top ten lacrosse and have the opportunity to win a National Championship. Florida's NCAA ranking is third in the country and have an amazingly talented team that I believe will have an opportunity to play for a national championship. Another factor was academics. I really wanted to go to an academically competitive school and Florida is known for its academics. As soon as I visited the school I fell in love with it and knew that is where I wanted to be."

What is your high school team's outlook for next year? "As for my high school team, I think that we will be extremely successful next year. I believe that we have the talent and the ability to contest for a county championship. We all play with a ton of heart and desire for the game and I think we will be successful."

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Jared Horoski

High school: Malvern Prep
Graduation year: 2013
Position: Defenseman
College choice: University of Delaware
Club affiliation: Mesa Fresh 2013

Major lacrosse honors: EPSLA Showcase, Philly Showcase All-Star

What will you major in/study: Business.

Why did you choose this school?: "On my visit, Coach (Bob) Shillinglaw and (Greg) Carroll made me feel at home. I really like the way they coach defense. It is an up-tempo defense that pushes the ball up field and really fits my style. It's also the perfect distance away from home, and everything from the campus to the facilities were state of the art."

Outlook for your high school team: "So far its been a good off-season, with a good showing in weight room. If we continue to work hard, we expect to have much success and compete for an Inter-Ac Championship."

Other info: Horoski is the fourth Malvern Prep junior to commit to a D1 college; others are goalie Matt Barrett (Virginia), midfielder Joey Carlini (Johns Hopkins) and defenseman Chad Rafferty (Maryland). The Friars also have six D1 recruits in the senior class.

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Nate Gorman

High School: St. Augustine Prep (NJ)
Graduation Year: 2013
Position: Close defense
College Choice: Villanova
Club Affiliation: SouthShore (NJ)

Major lacrosse honors: Gait All-Star Fab 40 pick, Philly Showcase, All Star King of Hill, Top 205, Member of NJ Under Armour Underclassmen Games, starter since freshman year in HS; helped lead team to Group A state finals for second straight year.

Academic honors: Headmaster's List, President of Junior Class

What will you major in/study? Business

Why did you choose this school? "I wanted to stay relatively close to home. It's an hour and a half drive. I know where the program is headed. I felt comfortable with the team, coach (Michael) Corrado, coach (Simon) Connor and coach (Andy) German.

"Between the academics and athletics, it doesn't get much better. They have a prestigious business program and the lacrosse program keeps getting better."

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