Dallastown's Conroy verbals to Maryland
Add one more name to the list York County lacrosse players garnering some high-profile college interest. Dallastown junior Patrick Conroy verbally committed in the fall to Maryland, Wildcats coach Chris Andrews confirmed Wednesday. Conroy, a 5-foot-9 long-stick midfielder, chose the Terrapins over offers from several major schools, including Virginia and Georgetown. "He plays long-stick middie for us, which is a guy that goes all over the field, really," Andrews said. "He's a utility player. He has great speed, real good stick skills. He actually jumps in our man-up with a short stick, so he has the ability to play offense. ... He's probably one of the hardest-working kids I've ever been around." Conroy was a District 3 first-team all-star pick a year ago. He led Dallastown in groundballs last season with 128 and chipped in seven goals and nine assists. This year, he's helped the Wildcats to a 2-0 start to the season. Maryland has experienced plenty of recent success, having qualified for eight consecutive NCAA tournaments. The Terrapins have made the quarterfinals the last three seasons. Conroy joins Red Lion's Branden Kessler -- a Hobart signee -- as recent Division I recruits to come out of York County. One more sign of lacrosse's continued growth and development in the area.