Brunswick’s Walsh to Play Lacrosse at Duke University


Brunswick School's Reilly Walsh takes to the turf during a recent game at Brunswick School. (photo courtesy of Brunswick Athletic Department)

Brunswick School’s Reilly Walsh takes to the turf during a recent game at Brunswick School. (photo courtesy of Brunswick Athletic Department)

Senior Reilly Walsh, a co-captain of the nationally-ranked Brunswick lacrosse team, signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to attend and play lacrosse at Duke University this fall.

During his sophomore and junior seasons on the Bruins’ varsity squad, Walsh totaled 91 goals and dished out 24 assists from his midfielder position. The versatile Bronxville, N.Y., native earned all-league accolades both seasons, and was an All-American selection in 2015.

This season Walsh moved to attack. Eight games into the 2016 campaign, Brunswick is ranked No. 14 in the latest USA Today “Super 25” national poll (April 21). Over those eight contests, Walsh has netted 24 goals, while passing out 13 assists.

Walsh is the third member of coach David Bruce’s senior class to sign an NLI this year. Fellow seniors Jack Stephenson (Georgetown) and Ryan Stafford (Vermont) signed their NLI back in November.

Scholarship opportunities at an NCAA Division I lacrosse program, like Duke University, are limited to 12.6 scholarships for the entire roster, averaging out to 3.15 scholarships per class each year.

By signing the NLI agreement, student-athletes agree to attend the four-year school in return for athletic aid to continue their athletic careers at that specific college or university.

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