Senior Spotlight: Boy’s Lacrosse Player Brandon Jones

Senior Spotlight: Boy’s Lacrosse Player Brandon Jones

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We have a Senior Spotlight for you today and it features boy’s lacrosse player Brandon Jones. Here is our conversation.

What are your college plans? I will be attending Drexel University, as part of their 5-year coop program.

Major? Business and Engineering; I am looking to apply myself and create a skill-set around Audio, and pick up a minor of Entrepreneurship or Television Production.

Will you play any sports, club or varsity, in college? Possibly Drexel Crew, depending on how rigorous my program is.

You’ve played a variety of sports at CHS. Which one was your favorite? It’s hard to say…each sport was so different. I loved soccer for its finesse and strategy; I loved track for the raw push in personal pride; and I loved lacrosse for its quick, adrenaline-filled battles. At the end of the day, I just love to move my feet.

How many years did you play soccer, lacrosse and run track? It’s been 4 long years of soccer, 3 cold winters of Track, and 4 quick seasons of Lacrosse.

Who got you interested in lacrosse? My cousin and, believe it or not, my mother.

Favorite class at CHS? After 4 years, it is hard to say. Every day is different…For me, it was the experiences between classes that holds my favorite memories at CHS. Advanced TV with Mr. Wilson has always been the most welcoming though; the TV Studio has always felt like home to me.

Favorite movie? Hard to say. In terms of sports… Miracle. Hands down.

Favorite song and/or artist? Impossible to choose.

Most memorable athletic moment at CHS? Wow. Finding out that I qualified for the Meet of Champions was one of the greatest feelings in the world, and I was lucky enough to experience it two years in a row. Storming the soccer field after winning the State Semi-Final was something I will never forget. And being recognized by Coach Angelini by receiving the “Crazy Legs” award at Sports Awards Night was a moment of accomplishment that I will carry for the rest of my life. Every coach and teammate has helped to make this question impossible to answer.

Who has been the biggest influence on your athletic career while at CHS? My teammates. No matter what sport or season, every athlete pushes each other to be the best, while maintaining chemistry. Companionship has led CHS to another incredible year in sports as 4 different teams qualified for State Championships. By the words of Coach Gill, “Cinnaminson High School has adopted a ‘Culture of Winning'”

What do you most look forward to about college? I just want to get out into the real world. I can’t wait.

What will you miss most about CHS? My graduating class. It’s just a wealth of talent, left and right…and I love being surrounded by it daily. Collaborative, full of spirit, smart, and humorous; the Class of 2015 has some of the greatest people that I will soon miss dearly.

What do you like most about the sport of lacrosse? My experience with lacrosse was something truly different from any other sport I’ve been played. In the end, it’s not the super intense battles that I love the most, it’s the sense of brotherhood that is built. Within a season, a team of complete strangers will turn into a group of best friends. After only 4 seasons, I will now keep in contact with the majority of my teammates for the rest of my life. It’s absurd. And luckily, I was gifted with the opportunity of being among the first 4-year varsity letterman in the entire program, and I look forward to watch the program grow for years to come. Legacy is nothing more than the dried blood and sweat of once-hungry pioneers.

Image courtesy of Brandon Jones

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com