Congratulations to Jacob on his college choice and good luck in the future!
Mandarin High School
Duval Hurricanes, Possums, Mandarin Mustangs
Why did you choose this college?
Pre-Med program, amazing coaching staff, winning program
What are your first memories of the sport?
Learning to throw and catch with I-9 sports on Saturdays! Living in Nassau County, we couldn’t find lacrosse opportunities, until we found an I-9 camp at UNF. That led to travel ball in Ponte Vedra and high school lax at Mandarin High School. Amazing journey!!!
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?
That you quickly realize that Division I, Division II, etc. doesn’t matter once you find a place you belong. Find that and everything else will fall into place.
Who would you like to thank for helping you get here?
Coach Jeff Hawkins (former Mandarin travel and high school coach), Coach Zink (former Mandarin Coach), Coach German Chica and last, but in no way least, Coach Henry Montgomery (current Mandarin Coach). Everyone of these men has had a tremendous impact on not only the player I have become, but also the man I am becoming.