Loveland, OH - Loveland High School senior Joshua Collier recently committed to play lacrosse next season for the Crusaders of Capital University (DIII).
“I love the sport of lacrosse,” Collier said. “I can’t wait to be able to contribute at the next level as a college athlete.”
Collier had his choice of colleges, choosing between Otterbein, St Vincent, Wilmington, Muskingum and Mount St Joseph.
“I chose Capital because as an emerging program, it gives me a unique opportunity to contribute my first year. What drew me to the school was the location and coaching staff - I think I’ll fit in well at Capital.”
Rounding out his senior season, Collier reflected on his lacrosse career with the Tigers.
“I’m grateful for being able to play at Loveland and can’t imagine playing anywhere else,” Collier said. “I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to play alongside all of my teammates and I’ve gotten really close to them over the years. My current and former coaches, including Coach Fedders, Coach Riggall, Coach Lynch, Coach Pritz and Malotke have shaped me into the player I am today.”
Collier earned his varsity letter in lacrosse while excelling in the classroom, as well as volunteering his time at the Lodge Retirement Community and as a student volunteer at Loveland Middle School.
“Josh has been a tremendous asset for the Tigers,” Head Coach Mike Pritz said. “He’s a positive contributor on and off the field with his work ethic and positive attitude. He’s set the bar high for himself and there’s no doubt he’ll be successful at Capital.”
Collier will now focus on the remainder of the Tigers regular season and the upcoming OHSLA playoffs at the end of May.