A very proud congratulations goes out to one of HGR’s stellar players, defender Sam Spaulding. Sam is a senior at Newburyport and was a member of HGR’s 2017 High School Blue Team. Recruited by several colleges, Sam recently committed to continue his lacrosse career at Wheaton College.
Read what the Newburyport Daily News had to say about Spaulding’s time with the Clippers, his decision to sign with Wheaton, and his praise for the winning experiences with his club team at HGR Lacrosse. Here’s an excerpt:
“I wouldn’t be half the player I am today if I hadn’t played for Homegrown,” said Spaulding. “I’ve seen myself grow a ton. My IQ is a million times better. I’ve worked on angles a lot. Club teaches you how to think about team defense as a whole and how to not just be a single defender. The game isn’t just one-on-one. The whole defense has to work like a machine, and I got to see how to play that high level of lacrosse with all these skilled players.”
Everyone in the club circuit is a high-caliber player. There are no slouches among those working to further their careers beyond the high school level. When you consistently compete against elite competition, you raise the level of your own game by a more substantial margin.
By playing with Homegrown, Spaulding had the chance to showcase his skills in front of college scouts at national tournaments. The collegiate coaches in attendance represent schools from all divisions, and they’re always looking for any player who can boost their roster. So Spaulding was able to get a better idea of who was keeping an eye on his career by playing in these events.”
Great job, Sam!