Joey Soran, a senior defenseman at Regis Jesuit, was one of 13 high school seniors to sign National Letters of Intent with Penn State in November. Soran will begin playing for the Nittany Lions in the 2017/18 academic year.
In addition, the signees included Bobby Burns (Smithtown, Long Island, N.Y.), Greg Ey (Baltimore, Md.), Jake Glatz (Shrewsburry, Pa.), Jack Kelly (Scarbrough, Ontario, Canada), Jake McCaughan (Richland, N.J.), John Nostrant (Haverford, Pa.), Brayden Peck (West Grove, Pa.), Dan Reaume (Beverly Hills, Mich.), Mike Shinske (Medford, N.J.), Sean Sperzel (Westwood, Mass.), Dylan Sulzbach (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Cole Willard (Cazenovia, N.Y.).
“Our staff is thrilled about the incoming class,” said seventh season head coach Jeff Tambroni in a press release. “The combination of size, skill and IQ will allow our program to advance on the field. More importantly, the combination of character, work ethic and core family values will allow our program to advance off the field. We are very proud to welcome these fine young men and their respective families to Penn State lacrosse.”
— Penn State Lacrosse (@PennStateMLAX) November 10, 2016
Soran’s bio is presented below.
Defense | 6’4” | 220 | Aurora, Colorado | Regis Jesuit
PRIOR TO PENN STATE
A four-year player for Regis Jesuit, Soran guided the team to state championships in 2014 and 2016, while finishing runners up in 2015 … Named the MVP of the 2016 championship game … A 2016 US Lacrosse All-American … 2016 First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State … Also earned First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-State distinction in 2015 … Named a team captain for the upcoming season … Played club lacrosse for Team Colorado and Denver Elite.
Born Joseph David Soran on April 16, 1999 in Denver, Colorado … Parents are David and Kathy Soran … Has a brother, Matt, and sister, Nicole … Brother Matt plays lacrosse at Drexel … Father David played college lacrosse at the Colorado School of Mines… Plans to attend the Smeal School of Business.
WHY PENN STATE?
“I chose Penn State for the amazing atmosphere, coaching staff and educational opportunities.”
COACH TAMBRONI ON SORAN
“Joey is a big, tough defender who brings a competitive edge into the defensive end. He will provide an imposing presence on defense and increase our level of physicality immediately.”