Souderton's Huggins & Phaup to Play Collegiate Lacrosse

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Souderton seniors Colin Huggins and Jakob Phaup were recognized for committing to continue their lacrosse careers at the collegiate level. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery.

Colin Huggins – Misericordia University (Lacrosse)
Major: 
Business Administration/Marketing
Final list of colleges:  Misericordia, Marymount, University of Tampa, Kutztown, Millersville, East Stroudsburg, Bloomsburg
Reasons for choosing Misericordia:  “Low student-to-professor ratio. Spread out and nice campus. Good athletic facilities. Very athletic school. Lots of athletes. Lacrosse team.
What was the progression that led you to playing lacrosse at the collegiate level?  “I started thinking about playing in college my sophomore year, but I wasn’t exactly sure if I wanted to yet. Junior year I tore my ACL and was unable to play my junior season, so it pushed me to play in college because it made me realize how bored I was without lacrosse in my life and how much it meant to me. My recruiting process started with my coach e-mailing some college coaches informing them that I was looking to play at the collegiate level. It also started with recruiting tournaments over the summer with my summer teams and even in the fall with my school team.”
Coach Mark Princehorn says:  “Colin Huggins was a starter for us as a sophomore and was playing very good lacrosse. Unfortunately, he missed his entire junior year to a severe knee injury – ACL/MCL/PCL and also a fractured tibia. You see with Colin when something you love – playing the sport of lacrosse – gets taken away from you - he has worked harder than any single kid has to battle back to regain a starting spot and to overcome a serious knee injury. Day in and day out he’s worked through rehab and surgery. He put his heart and soul into coming back for the team, and when you see him play, that work ethic really translates to the season he had. You saw an inspired young man. You never know what you have until it’s gone, and Colin paints the perfect picture of resiliency and overcoming adversity and knowing what it is to lose that and having a second chance.”
About Colin:
Favorite food:
Chicken
Favorite movie:  Wolf of Wall Street
Favorite music:  Rap/Hip Hop

Jakob Phaup – Syracuse University (Lacrosse)
Major: 
Sports Management
Final list of colleges:  Syracuse, Monmouth, Virginia
Reasons for choosing Syracuse:  “One of the best teams in the country, and Syracuse is strong in sports management for my major.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in lacrosse at the collegiate level?  “I started facing off freshman year – my coach just threw me in there because I wrestled. I worked real hard over the summer and started dominating at the X. I started to work with the Philly Faceoff League as well with the Faceoff Academy just trying to excel in every way. I started thinking about playing lacrosse in college after I made the Fab 40 All-Star Game in the Philly Showcase. The recruiting process started in the summer going into my sophomore year.”
Coach Mark Princehorn says:  “When you talk about Jake Phaup, you’re talking about one of the best face-off midfielders in the entire nation. He’s going to Syracuse, and he will be competing for national titles at the collegiate level. Jake every single day comes ready to work. He’s the first to arrive at practice, he’s the last kid to leave. Day in and day out he’s giving you maximum effort. He has never been satisfied. He’s always hungry, and he comes ready every single day to do what he can to put his team in the best possible situation to succeed. He works year round at developing his craft and continues to show that dedication every day in practice. He was a two-time captain of our team. He’s the first Division One lacrosse player to come from Souderton as well as the first scholarship to go D-1 from Souderton. He’s earned every single thing that he’s been given, but he’s still hungry. He’s a guy that demands everything from himself, his teammates and the coaching staff. He’s a kid that gives it all and expects it all in return. With Jake, you have a phenomenal leader, not only by emotion and his vocal leadership but also by example too. I’m very proud of both of them and very privileged and blessed to be their coach and expect nothing but great things from them at the next level.”
About Jakob:
Favorite food: 
BBQ Sandwich
Favorite movie:  Taladega Nights
Favorite music:  Travis Scott