Santa Margarita senior attack Jack Fisher has committed to play lacrosse for MCLA D-II Concordia University in Irvine. The three-year starter found the back of the net 35 times en route to SM’s run to the Orange County semi-finals last season.
Fisher outlined his desire to play lacrosse on the college level at a smaller school as contributing factors into his decision to play for the Eagles beginning in 2018. While also at one time considering Chapman University and Point Loma, the attack made his final decision this past weekend.
“I knew that I wanted to stay close and I knew that I wanted a small school,” Fisher said. “This past weekend I did an ‘overnight’ with some of the players and watched the game (Superbowl) and realized this is for me.”
According to Fisher, SM head coach Adam Guy and Concordia attack Brandon Mayo helped Fisher out during the recruiting process. Eagles head coach Ryan Brent was a big influence as well. Brent coached Fisher on the SoCal Express travel team prior to the senior’s recent commitment to Concordia.
“I am so happy for Jack and his decision to continue playing lacrosse at Concordia University,” Guy said via email. “Jack has developed into a versatile and dangerous attackman in the last four years and under coach Brent’s guidance at Concordia next year, I can only see him getting better.”
Outside of playing for SM and SoCal Express, Fisher has played for the OC Rebels club team as well. He attributes his experience on club and travel teams as a key for getting recruited for the college level.
“I’d say that’s one of the main factors that got me in,” Fisher said.
Fisher wants to major in Kinesiology once he begins college this coming fall. He hopes to one day be a sports trainer.
Concordia is coming off back to back undefeated regular seasons. The Eagles reached National Championship game in 2015
“I think the school and team are a perfect fit for him and I am looking forward to being able to watch him play at the next level,” Guy said.