Four Sophomores Make Commitments to JHU

By Chris Goldberg,

Four sophomores have already declared their intentions (and hopes) about where they'll be playing lacrosse in college. Roxbury Latin (MA) defenseman Scott Frankenthaler has made a verbal commitment to play at Johns Hopkins. Boys' Latin midfielder Tal Bruno and midfielder/face-off specialist Hunter Moreland have also committed to the Blue Jays. Joining the parade to Hopkins is Culver Military Academy (IN) midfielder Joel Tinney.

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Scott Frankenthaler

High school: Roxbury Latin (MA)
Position: Close defense
Graduation year: 2014
College choice: Johns Hopkins
Club affiliation: Laxachusetts
Lacrosse honors: Philly Showcase Gait Fab 40 All-Star, Blue Chip 225, freshmen member on varsity, captain of Laxachusetts team.
Intended major: Pre-Med

Why did you choose Johns Hopkins? "It has great academics and is a great lacrosse school. I always wanted to be a doctor and it has one of the best Pre-Med programs. They have a great history of playing lacrosse. I looked up to Paul Rabil and so many others. This is a dream come true. I really connected with Coach (Dave) Pietramala and coach (Bill Dwan. It felt like a family and made it feel like home. I also love the campus and Baltimore crab is my favorite food."

HS team outlook for 2012: "We went 10-7 last year and we should have a pretty solid team. We have a good defense and a great coach in Ben Courchesne. We are looking to get a championship this year."

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Tal Bruno

High School: Boys' Latin School of Maryland
Graduation Year: 2014
Position: Midfielder
College Choice: Johns Hopkins University
Club Affiliation: BLC Crabs 14'
Major lacrosse honors: Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip, Boys' Latin varsity as a freshman
Academic honors: First Honor roll, Model United Nations member, ACT club Member, Williams Scholars Program
What will you major in/study? Biology/ Pre-med

Why did you choose Johns Hopkins? "Academically and socially, it was the best fit for me. It has an atmosphere which will allow me to focus on academics and lacrosse without the distractions that are inherent in a large university setting. It is one of, if not the, most tradition-rich lacrosse schools in the nation, and I feel like I really connected well with Coach (Dave) Pietramala."

What is your HS team's outlook for next year? We will return a solid number of starters from last year, as well as several other experienced players at every position. We expect to compete for an MIAA championship every year."

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Joel Tinney

High School: Culver Military Academy (IN)
Position: midfielder
Year: 2014
College choice: Johns Hopkins
Club affiliation: Titanium Elite

Lacrosse honors: Nike Blue Chip, 1 0f 2 freshman in country to compete in Under Armour Underclassmen Games for Midwest, led Culver in points last year with 73, second team All State, Ontario Lacrosse Association Midget A All-Star and overall MVP

Why did you choose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins because it fit me best for location and academics. The lacrosse location is great; downtown Baltimore is close to the harbor and there are tons of things to do outside of the school. Academically it is ranked 13th in the nation so I can't go wrong there.

"From a lacrosse standpoint they are the most historic lacrosse program in the country with some of the best alumni to ever play the game, along with a (great) coaching style. Johns Hopkins has a very rural feel to it and I like the feel of a smaller school; everything is close and easily accessible."

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