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Creekside 2018 D Ryley Griffin Commits to Methodist University!

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  Congratulations to Ryley on his college choice and good luck in the future!   Name Ryley Griffin High School Creekside High School Graduation Year 2018 College Choice Methodist University Club Affiliations Monarchs Lacrosse Why did you choose this college? Methodist University offered me a good collegiate experience both academically and athletically. I will pursue the degree in Chemistry that I want and play lacrosse. The lacrosse team was amazing to me. The head coach, Zach Nedbalski, a former LSM, has high hopes for the upcoming years, hoping to both be the top in our new conference and eventually become the top Division III school in the nation. Also, the players were great on my campus visit, and I am looking forward to them becoming my teammates.     What are your first memories of the sport? My first memories of the sport were with my father on the Wall. I do not remember much of my first few years of rec, but I do remember the Wall. I remember all the time I spent on the wall, learning new ways to get my stick skills up and get myself in shape for the upcoming season. I also remember my father being there with me, showing me new ways to play and helping me whenever I struggled. What part of the process was most surprising to you about the recruiting process and what would you like to pass on to those who are going to face it in the future? The most surprising part of the recruiting process was the level of play I was exposed to. When I went to any showcase or tournament for college coaches to see me, I noticed how good all the other players around me were. I really had to step up my game. Who would you like to thank for helping you get here? I would like to thank my family for their support, encouragement, and pushing me to be better. I would also like to thank many of my past coaches, including Coach Matt Vanderlinde, Coach Rob Jennis, Coach Brad Chasteen and Coach Jason Alford for their patience, encouragement and coaching me on the game of lacrosse. Finally, I’d like to thank Chase York, LSM/Defender on Jacksonville University, for taking his time to be a great mentor, guiding me on the recruiting process, teaching me how to be a better lacrosse player, and being a friend.