Girls LAX: Downingtown West 2015 midfielder McKinney commits to LIU Post

By Chris Goldberg

Downingtown West High School junior midfielder Ryan McKinney has made a commitment to play Division II lacrosse at LIU Post University.

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Ryan McKinney

Ryan McKinney

High School: Downingtown West

Graduation Year: 2015

Position: Midfield

College Choice: LIU Post

Club Affiliation: PA Express 2015

Major lacrosse honors: PA National Team, Brine National Team, Southeastern PA National Team

What will you major in/study? Graphic Design

Why did you choose LIU? “LIU Post is the top DII lacrosse program in the country and is coached by Meghan McNamara, one of the best lacrosse coaches in the country and winner of Coach of the Year 2 years running.

“Playing for Post and Coach McNamara is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I am so grateful to have. Post is a beautiful school with a great graphic design program, and has the small university atmosphere that I was looking for in a college.”

Outlook for your High School team? “We’re always looking to win our League title in the ChesMont, and we have the strength and talent to do it this year. We’re coming off of a strong 2013 season after making the State playoffs, and we’re looking to make an even stronger presence in the playoffs this season, going even further than we have in the past.”

Additional Comments: “I’d like to thank my teammates on both West and PA Express for challenging me as a player. I’d also like to thank my coaches at Express, Maureen and Dennis Runyon, Erin Runyon, and Maureen Staska and my coaches at West, Courtney McGinty and Emily Ernest, for believing in me and pushing me to be the best I can be on and off of the field. A special thanks to Susan Camden for being my lacrosse mentor and guide these past seasons.”

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