Sean Sanchez, a sophomore attack for Great Oak High School, verbally committed to play NCAA Division 1 lacrosse at Jacksonville University. Sanchez racked up 18 goals, 21 assists and 16 groundballs while helping the Wolfpack reach the OC quarterfinals last season. He plays club ball for 395 Starz, 3d Lacrosse and West Coast Starz.
“I’m looking forward to a great experience at Jacksonville University”, Sanchez said via email. “Touring the campus, experiencing the Florida life style and learning about the great business program helped me in my decision. The coaching staff that the University has put together is super strong. Coach John Galloway and Coach Casey Powell were huge reasons why I chose Jacksonville University. I’m honored they’re giving me the opportunity to play lacrosse at Jacksonville University! I can’t wait to learn from them!!”
“Sean Sanchez has played for me on 395 Starz since he was a 5th grader,” coach Paul Morgan explained. “The incredible thing is that he has played up every year since he was in 5th grade, often playing against kids who were four grades above him. He has incredible Lacrosse IQ and is the type of player that you need on your team. He doesn’t take himself too seriously but knows when to turn it on and has a cannon of a shot. He is primarily our “X” attack but is so athletic that I like to invert him and run him through the midfield. As he grows more into his body he will become even more dominate that he already is. Excited to see him continue his playing career at Jacksonville.”
“I would like to thank coach Paul Morgan for introducing the game to me”, Sanchez said. “He was my first club coach and was a huge part of my lacrosse development. I would like to thank Coach Burke. My 8th grade spring season was a season I will never forget. Coach Burke has shaped me into the player I am today. Coach Burke taught me how to TAKE OVER GAMES. I would like to thank coach Karl Rohlin for giving me the opportunity as a freshman and for teaching me what it takes to be an offensive threat and how to have fun within the game. I would also like to thank coach Jono Zissi and the rest of the coaches from Adrenaline. Coach Zissi gave me opportunities to play with the best and against the best on the west coast and the east coast.
“Mom and Dad, thank you for all of your support and sacrifice’, Sanchez continued. “WE spent many weekends on the lacrosse fields and you guys were always there. I love you…”
With three seasons of high school lacrosse still in front Sanchez is focused on one thing. “There’s only one goal!” according to Sanchez. “To help Great Oak Lacrosse win a CIF Championship!!”