Boys lax: West Chester East’s Joe Carozza commits to Salisbury (MD)

By Chris Goldberg

West Chester East 2020 attackman Joe Carozza has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Salisbury (MD) University.

Joe Carozza profile

Joe Carozza

High school: West Chester East

Grad year: 2020


College committed to: Salisbury University

Club team: PA 2020 Roughriders

Lacrosse honors: 2018 All Ches-Mont 2nd team; 2017 Inside Lacrosse Fall All-Tournament team; 2017 Quakerfest All Tournament team- Honorable Mention; 2020 Under Armour Uncommitted team (June, 2016 and June, 2017); 2016 U15 Chester County Lacrosse Association All-Star team; Penn Lax All-Star team (winter 2015-2017); Invited to play in the NXT Freshman Philly Showcase in November, 2016; the IMCLA Showcase in June, 2017 and 2018; and the NXT Philly Showcase, November, 2017; 2 year varsity starter and second leading scorer for West Chester East

Academic honors: Honor Roll Student

Expected major: Business

Why did you choose Salisbury? “Salisbury is a good fit academically and athletically. It has an outstanding business school that provides students the opportunity to interact in the business world while a student. Coach (Jim) Berkman challenges his players to improve and be the best lacrosse players possible. Salisbury has an excellent lacrosse tradition and I am looking forward to being part of it.”

HS team’s 2019 outlook: “We sustained a number of season ending injuries last year and still were able to advance to the second round of the district 1 playoffs. With those players returning, we look to improve on last year’s record.”

Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents, Pete and Beth Ann Carozza, for making me the person and player I am today. I am lucky to have had some dedicated coaches throughout my lacrosse career; starting with Chris Flynn, and Mike Dewey in West Chester Youth Lacrosse, my high school coaches, Jim Schorn and Mike Dunn, and my Roughriders coaches, Chris Maits and Paul Zelenak. I also would like to thank Doug Corrigan, the director of Pennsylvania Roughriders.”

Other school considered: Robert Morris

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