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Loyola High School senior attackman Alex Horowitz has committed to study and play NCAA Division 3 lacrosse for Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Horowitz will play for a team that competes in maybe the nation’s best Division III lacrosse conference. NESCAC members have won four national championships and played in seven national championship games since 2010. The Bobcats have been part of the conference’s success, reaching the sweet sixteen in 2015 and the elite eight in 2017. They finished last season with a 7-3 NESCAC record and 10-5 overall.

“I chose Bates because of the combination of great academics and great lacrosse,” Horowitz said by email. “I loved the campus and wanted to go to school on the east coast. The NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic College Athletic Conference) plays really high level lacrosse, and Coach (Peter) Lasagna is a Hall of Famer.”

Horowitz said he is undecided about what his major will be but is considering economics.  In the meantime, he is focused on finishing his high school career by continuing to improve and helping the Cubs in their quest to win the first-ever CIF Southern Section championship.

“We (the Cubs) have many key players returning and will be focused on winning the Southern Section championship,” Horowitz said. “It will be an exciting season with Jimmy Borell as our new coach. I just want to continue to get better as a player and do anything I can to help my team win.”

Horowitz also took a minute to thank those who have supported him in his lacrosse journey and helped him navigate the recruiting process.

“I’d like to thank my family, teammates, and coaches for all of their support and for helping me to become the player I am” he said. “I’d especially like to thank Brett Hughes, Jono Zissi, and Scott Hochstadt for their help during the recruiting process.”