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Ben Thomas

2022 | NJ: Marlton
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Recruit Profile
I am known as someone who strongly contributes to my team's culture. I am a tall, fast LSM with exceptional stick skills, clear on-field communication & strong overall LAX IQ.

I started playing lacrosse at the age of 9, and have had a pole in my hands from the beginning. I believe this experience separates me from other poles. If you are watching me play, you will not see me miss a Ground-Ball. I've been playing year round lacrosse for 8 years including 6 years of indoor box lacrosse and 7 years of club lacrosse.

I made the decision to enroll at St. Augustine Preparatory School (Richland, NJ) due primarily to the culture and reputation of the school especially, as it is aligned with the lacrosse program under JC Valore. I have played with the SouthShore Club Lacrosse Program since 5th grade.

In addition to lacrosse, I was involved in scouting and have huge passion for the outdoors. Due to my involvement with scouting and as a student at St. Augustine, I understand the value of service to the community. In school, I am involved in many extra-curricular activities such as Choir and Student Ambassadors. In addition, I have two younger brothers who play lacrosse as well. I try to help them and their team/coaches by volunteering to string sticks & have helped the recreation league by volunteering during field setup days. I realize the importance of giving back to the game since it was something that was so important to be in developing MY passion for the sport.

Personally, I am interested in a career in either the medical profession or in business. While in college, I plan to manage my time in order to balance my lacrosse team responsibilities and academic responsibilities. It is very important for me to do well academically. I am proficient in time & task management. I am more familiar with schools in the East, but would be open to the possibility of playing anywhere.

I have played for teams my whole career with excellent coaching. I understand that I have a responsibility to contribute to my team's culture by following my coach's directives, and positively reinforcing my teammates through on-field play to the best of my ability and by looking for ways to motivate my peers and learn from mistakes. Thank you for taking the time to read my bio.

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Athletics
Honors & Awards:
* 2021 Epoch North American Invitational Showcase Invitee
* 2021 Austin Pifani Defensemen Showcase Invitee
* 2020 "Standout Player" by InsideLacrosse - Terry Foy
* 2020 One Percent Showcase Invitee
* 2020/2019 St. Augustine Prep Varsity Player
* 2019 NXT Summer Showcase Fab 40 All-Star Team
* 2017 World Series of Youth Lacrosse Championship Series (Tri-State Select Team - NJ) 7th Place National Finish/3rd Place East Finish
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Play 2 Sports In College?
No
Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
|| 2017 World Series of Youth Lacrosse Championship Series (Tri-State Select Team - NJ) 7th Place National Finish/3rd Place East Finish || 2019 NXT Summer Showcase Fab 40 All-Star Team || St. Augustine Prep Varsity Player || 2020 One Percent Showcase || 2020 "Standout Player" by InsideLacrosse - Terry Foy || 2021 Austin Pifani Defensemen Showcase Invitee || 2021 Epoch North American Invitational Showcase Invitee

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Coach Contacts
High School:
St Augustine Preparatory School
Coach:
JC Valore
Team Name:
Hermits
Jersey Number:
09
Club Name:
SouthShore Mens
Coach:
JC Valore
Team Name:
SouthShore Lacrosse 2022 Boys
Jersey Number:
23
Team Name:
SouthShore 2022 Film '20
Jersey Number:
23
2nd Club Name:
Athletes United Lacrosse
Coach:
Ty Martin
Team Name:
Athletes United Lacrosse 2022
Jersey Number:
09

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Academics
GPA (unweighted):
90-92; 3.7; A-

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Endorsements

For a full evaluation of Ben's character and abilty please reach out — valore@southshorelacrosse.com

Andrew Streilein

Sep 10, 2020

Ben is an outstanding defenseman. His size and stick skills are a huge asset to his game. He is an extremely hard worker who does not quit. He is very coachable and always looking for ways to improve his game. For more info on Ben please email andrew@athletesunitedlacrosse.com.

Sean Shelko

Sep 10, 2020

Ben and I are both 2022s. We have trained against each other on numerous occasions and I can truthfully say he is an outstanding defenseman. His size is what makes him an lethal and will be very intimidating for the attackmen he guards in the future.

Ty Martin

Sep 3, 2020

I've been working with Ben for years and his athletic ability alone makes him stand out. Besides that, his approach to the game and his insatiable attitude to improve is contagious to his teammates. Ben makes those around him better. Email Ty@AthletesUnitedLacrosse for a full endorsement.

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