Hey, lacrosse fans, I’m Jake Schwarzmann and I’m a senior at Mount Saint Joseph High School. I am a lacrosse player and currently getting admissions and recruitment letters from colleges. My hope has always been to play lacrosse in college, and while talking to different coaches, I noticed that none of the programs are exactly the same. So I decided to talk to different coaches of different programs to see what makes their school special and sets them apart from the competition.
For my first segment, I was able to sit down and interview Assistant Coach Sean Kulczyk from Washington and Jefferson University. Washington and Jefferson is an NCAA Division III school for lacrosse and has a very young coaching staff. They are graduating two seniors this year and have high hopes for the season ahead of them. Their first game is on February 16, 2019, against Kenyon College at 1:00.
When asked what sets them apart from the other teams in their division. Coach Sean had to say that the academics are what really set them apart with 96% of the students able to get jobs within the first 6 months after graduation. Take a listen to my interview with Assistant Coach Sean Kulczyk.
In my second segment, I was able to get a sit down with coach John Reynolds, the head coach for Marymount University in Washington, D.C. With a close proximity to the heart of D.C., Marymount offers those who look to major in criminology or forensics a nice transition into the workplace with a mandatory internship before graduation.
The Marymount field is currently under reconstruction, but that hasn’t stopped the Saints from practicing. Their first game is on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 3:00 against William Peace University. Be sure to watch my interview with head coach John Reynolds below.
For my third installment, I was able to talk to the brand new head lacrosse coach at St. Andrew’s University, Adam Bokmeyer. Adam went to West Point and has coached at all levels in the lacrosse community. He has been at St. Andrews since June and has high hopes for the upcoming season with strong input from the returning players. Coach Bokmeyer hopes to bring a winning season to the Knights in 2019.
St. Andrews is based in North Carolina and even though their schedule has not come out yet, Coach Bokmeyer is looking forward to the start of the season.
Jake Schwarmann is a senior and a member of the Multimedia Journalism class.