Middleburg (Dec. 5, 2013) – At a fall commitment signing ceremony held Nov. 15, Middleburg Academy honored two student-athletes from the Class of 2014 who officially signed letters of intent to compete at the Division 1 collegiate level in men’s lacrosse.
Daniel Koorbusch (seated left in the photo above) signed with Jacksonville University and Michael McDonnell (right) committed to the University of Michigan.
Koorbusch, a three-year letter winner, is known, according to Middleburg Academy’s Head Coach Rob Horne, “as a solid anchor of our close defense.” For the past two years, he has been named first-team MILL (Metro Independent Lacrosse League). In addition to playing for Middleburg Academy, Dan is a member of the Nova West Lacrosse Club. Coach Horne notes, “upon transferring to Middleburg Academy three years ago, Dan has been goal-oriented and incredibly focused in both the classroom and on the lacrosse field. I know that Dan will succeed going forward for he possesses the requisite maturity and skill to reach his goals at the collegiate level.” He is the son of Leesburg residents Sharon and Ed Koorbusch.
McDonnell is a midfielder face-off specialist who was the Champion (2014 Class) in the Sixth Annual invitation-only National FaceOff Combine held in Boston last winter. A captain of last year’s team who was also named first-team All-MILL, he is the son of Kathy and John McDonnell of Centreville. Mike is also a product of the Nova West club organization. Coach Horne stated, “Mikey is a fierce competitor who knew what he wanted out of Middleburg Academy. In his two years at Middleburg, Mikey has studied hard, taking many advanced courses, as well as work diligently to become one of the premier face-off men in the country. Mikey is certainly reaping what he has sewn in terms of being offered a spot to play and study at one of the top universities in the nation.”