Finley Commits to USMMA

Teddy Finley (Mission Viejo High School, JSerra High School, Rip City, OC Kings, DH Elite, Relentless) will accept an appointment to attend the United State Merchant Marine Academy, where he will play lacrosse for the Mariners. Teddy is an accomplished student, the Mission Viejo Senior Class Vice President, and heavily involved in community service.  The dual-sport athlete is a four year letterman in lacrosse (2 time team MVP, 2014 1st team South Coast League) and football.  Finley capped off his high school football career by winning a CIF championship with the Diablos in December.

Finley had this to say about his appointment to USMMA:  “It’s been my goal to attend the United States Merchant Marine Academy for a while now.  The opportunities are amazing there.  And to play lacrosse there with my friend Jack Renard is awesome.  I’ve been really lucky to grow up around great lacrosse people and coaches.  I just want to thank people like Kyle Harrison, The Ritz Bros., Andrew Casimir, Hudson Parker, Kassius Boswell, Randy Warner, Mal Tardiff, Bill Overend, the Dotson family,  and my big bro, Tommy Finley.  These people and coaches really set the groundwork for me and a lot of friends to play in college.”

Mission Viejo head coach Hudson Parker has certainly enjoyed his time coaching Finley: “Coaching a kid like Teddy has been such an awesome experience for me as a coach. He is a tremendous talent and an even better kid. He always puts in 100% effort in and has helped grow the Mission Viejo Lacrosse Program. I am very proud of him on his commitment to play collegiate lacrosse and expect to see big things from him! ”

“It’s been my goal to attend the United States Merchant Marine Academy for a while now.  The opportunities are amazing there.  And to play lacrosse there with my friend Jack Renard is awesome.  I’ve been really lucky to grow up around great lacrosse people and coaches.  I just want to thank people like Kyle Harrison, The Ritz Bros., Andrew Casimir, Hudson Parker, Kassius Boswell, Randy Warner, Mal Tardiff, Bill Overend, the Dotson family,  and my big bro, Tommy Finley.  These people and coaches really set the groundwork for me and a lot of friends to play in college.”