Junior defenseman Fernando Delgado recent committed to play Division 1 lacrosse at Villanova University. A Southern California native, Delgado’s lacrosse career began over 7 years ago at St Margaret’s Episcopal School (SMES) under the direction of Coach Gerry Manning. The great tradition has continued under current coaching staff, led by Coach Glen Miles. The SMES Lacrosse program has left a lasting impression on Delgado, saying, “Coach Miles will not only change you as a player, but he will help you become the man you want to be.”
With Delgado’s dedication to academic excellence, he has taken advantage of SMES’ outstanding educational offerings, even participating in Japanese Language classes for the past 4 years.
Athletically, he also attributes his experiences with Victory and FCA Lacrosse in San Clemente under the direction of Coach Miles and Coach Mark Warren who gave Fernando the confidence and experience to successfully contribute as both a Varsity Football and Varsity Lacrosse standout since his Freshman year. Fernando’s leadership skills and peer respect earned him titles as Team Captain of his Trilogy East team as well as MVP honors for the Adrenaline Challenge Tournament.
Delgado also considered West Point, Hartford, Lafayette, St Joseph University and Boston University. Delgado felt the combination of strong academics and solid lacrosse at Villanova was the best fit for him. He looks forward to playing for Coach Corrado and the Wildcats but knows well, the challenge before him.
“I’m blessed to have this opportunity and I am grateful to Coach Corrado for believing in me, but I know I have to work hard for the next two years to actually play there. It’s great to be recruited and committed early but that doesn’t mean much if you don’t improve and reach your potential. I’m excited for Coach Miles and the SMES program to push me to that level.”