A 7th grader just committed to U of Maine. How long til Petro and Breschi start trolling middle school kids? When I was in 7th grade as I was looking for was...?
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Seventh grader Oliver Wahlstrom has committed to play college hockey for Red Gendron at the University of Maine. Just weeks after Springfield Cathedral goaltender Keith Petruzzelli became the first '99 in the country to commit, Wahlstrom one-upped him. Wahlstrom was born June 13, 2000, meaning he won't turn 14 for another six months, which makes him the youngest player to ever commit to an NCAA college hockey program.
Although off-topic to lacrosse, here are two videos of this junior league player at nine and ten years of age. He will be eligible to participate at the University of Maine in the Fall 2019 semester.
This child has incredible stickwork and skating skill as you can see. Being from Yarmouth, Maine, this is his home town college and the family might well be season ticket holders for Maine. (For those not familiar with NCAA Division I's Hockey East Conference, the level of competition is the very best in the country and the college varsity teams play a tremendous brand of hockey.)
The NCAA is a joke. They are all for the schools and show no consideration for the so-called student/athlete. Why even bother with these nonsense no college coach contact until junior year dates. Obviously coaches easily get around them. While lax programs and other non-revenue sports aren't as cutthroat as football and basketball, they are moving in that direction morally.