CB West Foursome to Play Collegiate Lacrosse

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, four Central Bucks West seniors were recognized for committing to continue their lacrosse careers at the collegiate level. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery.

Shane Early – Albright College (Lacrosse)
Major:
Accounting/Finance/Economics
Reasons for choosing Albright:  “I wasn’t really considering any other schools for lacrosse. I was considering going to Temple or South Carolina, but I really want to play lacrosse in college, and they were really helpful in the process and made it feel like home. I really wanted to go there.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in lacrosse at the collegiate level?  “I’ve always wanted to play lacrosse in college. Albright e-mailed, and I went to visit the campus, and it just made me want to play lacrosse more than I did before and made me change my mind about going to a school without playing lacrosse.”
Coach Matt Coverdale says:  “Shane is a physically strong midfielder. He can play both ways offensively and defensively on the field. He’s one of the strongest shooters on the entire team. He’s an offensive presence for us in the midfield.”
About Shane
Favorite food: 
Pizza
Favorite movie:  The Place Beyond the Pines
Favorite music:  Post Malone

Ben Karthous – Catholic University (Lacrosse)
Major: 
Engineering
Final list of colleges:  Catholic University, Union College, Scranton
Reasons for choosing Catholic University:  “Just the opportunities that come with Washington, D.C., and exploring a new city.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in lacrosse at the collegiate level?  “I’ve wanted to play for a while. I was always milling around the idea when I was playing in eighth grade. When I got to freshman and sophomore year, I really started to seriously consider it.”
Coach Matt Coverdale says:  “Ben is a close defenseman and long stick midfielder. He has great size and strength for his position. He’s a vocal leader on the field, he matches up well with some of the biggest attackmen in the league, and he’s a good academic and character example for the other players.”
About Ben:
Favorite food: 
Lobster Tail
Favorite movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite music:  Hip Hop or Classic Rock

Zach Kleban – Cabrini University (Lacrosse)
Major: 
Special Education
Reasons for choosing Cabrini:  “The reason I chose Cabrini was because it’s close to home, it had my major, and it’s a nice small campus.”
What was the progression that led you to playing lacrosse at the collegiate level?  “I started playing in second grade, and it was a goal throughout my whole career.”
Coach Matt Coverdale says:  “Zach is a close defenseman, and he’s a strong, powerful defender. He is an intense competitor, and he is a confident leader amongst his peers. He plays aggressively on matchups and is eager to take on any challenge.”
About Zach:
Favorite food: 
Grilled Cheese
Favorite movie:  American Sniper
Favorite music:  Rock & Roll

Nick Werner – Cabrini University (Lacrosse)
Major: 
Finance
Final list of colleges:  Cabrini, York College, Ohio Wesleyan
Reasons for choosing Cabrini:  “I chose Cabrini because of its small class size, and it’s relatively close to home.”
What was the progression that led you to playing lacrosse at the collegiate level?  “I’ve been playing since first grade, so once it got to about eighth/ninth grade, I knew that I wanted to play in college.”
Coach Matt Coverdale says:  “Nick is an extremely mobile, fast and smart defender. He’s a great ground baller and has functioned as a top-notch LSM for the last several years.”
About Nick:
Favorite food: 
Tacos
Favorite movie:  The Blind Side
Favorite music:  Hip Hop or Rap