By Owen Gotimer
Viva Loudoun College Intern
(December 13, 2013) – Broad Run High School senior Josh Moore has committed to play lacrosse for Cabrini College beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.
“Senior year can be kind of stressful because you’re not sure of your plans for next year,” the 5-foot-9 Moore said. “Being committed is such a relief. I have been accepted into a college and I get to continue to play the sport I love at the next level.”
The Cavaliers are touted as one of the top lacrosse programs at the Division III level. NCAA preseason polls has Cabrini at No. 5 while Inside Lacrosse ranks them at No. 7.
“They have an excellent program all around,” said Moore who will play midfield for the Cavaliers. “After spending time with the players and coaches, I liked the relationship they have with each other. The players respect the coaches and the coaches respect the players.”
In 2013, the small, Roman Catholic school finished 15-4 including a 6-0 record in the Colonial States Athletic Conference. Cabrini was seeded No. 5 in the NCAA Division III Tournament where they lost to the No. 3 Rochester Institute of Technology. Moore hopes to add into the championship potential mix when he travels to Radnor, Pennsylvania next fall.
“The coach indicated that he wants a player that is a true athlete who has speed and can play offense as well as defense. That describes the type of player that I am,” said Moore who plays club for Cavalier Lacrosse. “One of my strong points is transitioning the ball from defense to offense. I feel this is the way I can add to the team. I can take the ball away, move it down the field and get it to the attack to set up a play to score.”
Moore will see a familiar face transitioning the defense when he makes the 150-mile trek to Cabrini as Spartan teammate Jimmy Hennessey also committed to join the Cavaliers team starting in 2014-2015.
Last season, Hennessey, Moore and the rest of the Broad Run Spartans fell to the Dominion Titans in the VHSL state semifinal after finishing 7-3 in the Cedar Run District. Moore says the combination of the Spartans’ returning talent along with potential additions to the varsity team from last season’s JV team means Broad Run’s 2014 campaign could prove to be even better than their run in 2013.
“This year I hope to be a leader for Broad Run and to enhance by abilities as a middie. My goal is for us to win a state title,” Moore said.
While both Broad Run and Cabrini fell short of major championships last season, Moore says when it comes to lacrosse, winning is everything.
“I asked the [Cabrini] coach what his goal is for his team and he said that it is to win a national championship. That really sealed the deal for me.”
Owen Gotimer is a graduate of Heritage High School in Leesburg and is currently a sophomore at Syracuse University. Follow Owen on Twitter (@BigO_Gotimer) for up-to-date college signings. Contact us if you want Owen to do an article on the college commitment of your favorite local athlete.