Shady Side lacrosse star Gillman commits to Georgetown
Shady Side Academy junior goaltender Tucker Gillman has verbally committed to playing NCAA Division I college lacrosse at Georgetown University in 2015.
Gillman helped to lead Shady Side to the WPIAL Division 1 finals and PIAA quarterfinals this past spring while posting a 5.7 goals against average and a save percentage of more than 70-percent.
At the end of the season, he earned MSLCA All-League honorable mention honors at the goalie position. At SSA, Gillman lettered in lacrosse as a freshman while playing attack and midfield and as a sophomore as a goalie.
He has been mentored by SSA head coach Darrell Schmitt and defensive/goalie coach Michael Williams.
This past summer, Gillman was selected to play for Team Ohio in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic, where the team recorded its highest finish ever by losing to eventual tournament champion Rochester, N.Y. in the semifinals.
Gillman was selected to the all-star game for the event. He also was selected for the all-star game at the Blue Chip 225 elite showcase this summer.
Gillman plays summer and fall lacrosse with the Titanium Lacrosse Club based in Columbus, Ohio. With players from six states on the roster, Titanium is considered the premiere club lacrosse team in the Midwest.
Prior to high school, Gillman played club lacrosse with the Pittsburgh Youth Lacrosse Club (PYLAX).
He is also a two-year letter winner on the Shady Side Academy football team and plays on the SSA prep squash team.
Gillman chose Georgetown not only because of the university's great academic reputation, but also because of the new coaching staff, led by head coach Kevin Warne.
During his college recruiting process, Gillman also gave serious consideration to attending and playing college lacrosse at schools such as Cornell, Harvard, Dartmouth, West Point, Holy Cross, Denver and Amherst.
He plans to take a post-graduate year after graduating from Shady Side in 2014, before attending Georgetown in 2015.
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