St. Margaret’s sophomore Kevin Groeninger has committed to attend and play lacrosse at Bryant University. The versatile offensive weapon, who can play both attack and midfield, scored 27 goals and had 34 assists as a freshman for the Tartans last year.
Through the recruiting process, Groeninger considered Georgetown, Penn and Boston University, but he picked Bryant based on a combination of factors, starting with his interest in pursuing a business degree.
“I chose Bryant because it had everything I wanted in a Division I lacrosse program,” Groeninger said. “They have an amazing coach in Coach [Mike] Pressler, have some of the top lacrosse facilities in the country with a brand new indoor practice facility, a very nice weight room and locker room,” Groeninger said. “The campus and school size also felt like a great fit for me, as the campus was beautiful and felt like the right fit for me as soon as I set foot it.”
Groeninger played for the SoCal Express last summer and competed for the Under Armour West Underclass and FCA National Lake Placid teams. Last fall, he was an all-star at Adrenaline High Rollers.
“I am very happy for Kevin,” SMES coach Glen Miles said via email. “The recruiting process is not easy, especially for a young player only in 10th grade. Bryant University is a great school with a great coach. It was a pleasure working with Coach Pressler through the entire process. Kevin is a very special player and a very special person. I know Bryant is thrilled to have him.”
Groeninger credited his parents and Coach Miles with guiding him along the recruiting path.
“I would like to thank Coach Miles for helping me so much through the recruiting process,” Groeninger said. “I know I wouldn’t be in the position I am right now without all of his help. I would also like to thank my parents, as they have sacrificed so much for me to be able to go on trips to the East Coast. (They have) taken me to lots of tournaments and guided me toward making a great decision in choosing Bryant.”