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Coming from the Midwest:

Daring to Take the Plunge for Lacrosse

Not everyone lives in a lacrosse hotbed. What do you do when you live in a town where kids rarely play lacrosse, never mind get recruited by prep schools or colleges? Nick Burnash knows — he packed up his belongings in Flint Michigan and made the transition to Trinity-Pawling School in New York.

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Previous REAL Articles:

Freshman Year Lessons
From Bloomfield to Beantown - Kristin Demorest - Dec 2002

First Game in the College Goal
From Bloomfield to Beantown - Kristin Demorest - Nov 2002

First Year, First Impressions
From Bloomfield to Beantown - Kristin Demorest - Sep 2002

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From Bloomfield to Beantown

Kristin Demorest, a midwest All-American in high school, has left her home in Bloomfield Township, Michigan to learn the ways of Beantown, both in the classroom and in the lacrosse field battles at Harvard University. Kristin will share her experiences and emotions of her college career at her dream school.


Coming from the Midwest

Nick Burnash is just another lacrosse goalie playing at just another boarding school — nothing exciting. So what's the catch? Nick is from Flint, Michigan. Flint fell off the map with the departure of the auto factories to Mexico, but Nick is proving that being one of the few boys in the country who started with a women’s coach in the men’s game and being from Flint really means nothing when it comes to stopping the ball.

The REAL is tracking Nick through his first year away from home at the Trinity Pawling School in New York. From his emotions in leaving his family to the growing pains of succeeding in a top New York prep school, we will track his growth and interview all those involved with his development.


Getting Recruited

Abby Bangser is slated to be one of the best senior goalies in 2004. The REAL is tracking just where Abby will play come 2005. A standout goalie from Conard High school in West Hartford, CT, Abby attracted the likes of Stanford, Duke, Northwestern, and Syracuse to name a few by her Junior summer.

The REAL is following Abby through the summer months and into the senior fall. Abby will take us through the recruiting process and candidly discuss her recruiting experience from speaking with the big time coaches, the pre-official visits, the emotions, the decisions to the verbal commitment.

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