Portsmouth Abbey trio commit to top college lacrosse teams

From left, Austin Kreinz (U Penn), Mitch Kelln (U Michigan) and Reaves Klipstein (West Point). From left, Austin Kreinz (U Penn), Mitch Kelln (U Michigan) and Reaves Klipstein (West Point).

From left, Austin Kreinz (U Penn), Mitch Kelln (U Michigan) and Reaves Klipstein (West Point).

From left, Austin Kreinz (U Penn), Mitch Kelln (U Michigan) and Reaves Klipstein (West Point).

PORTSMOUTH — Three Portsmouth Abbey School students have recently committed to play lacrosse on top level Division 1 college lacrosse teams

Mitchell Kelln, from Malibu, Calif., has committed to the University of Michigan. Mitch was a key offensive player on the Ravens’ 2012 EIL Championship team that finished 6-0 in league play (9-6 overall).

Austin Kreinz from Delafield, Wisc., will attend the University of Pennsylvania.  A consistent Dean’s List student and co-captain of this year’s lacrosse team, Austin was an All-League standout on the 2012 squad with 19 goals and 26 assists as a mid-fielder for the Ravens.  He was named an Under Armour Elite All-Star and represented the Midwest region at the 2012 Underclassmen All-American Tournament.

Reaves Klipstein, of Califon, N.J., will attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  He is a close defenseman who, before coming to Portsmouth Abbey this year, excelled at Rutgers Prep in New Jersey as a two-time All-Prep, two-time All-Area and two-time Player of the Year in his division.   A two-year captain, Reaves led his team to back-to-back State Prep B Championship titles.

Al Brown, Abbey director of athletics and head boys’ lacrosse coach, said, “The boys have worked hard in the classroom and on the field. They are true student-athletes and have the opportunity to attend excellent colleges and continue playing lacrosse at a high level. We are very proud of their accomplishments.”

 

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