If you’ve been following along as they’ve been made on’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section., Ivy League programs are making a big splash when it comes to securing verbal commits to their admission processes from tristate standouts.

One program front and center among the activity is the University of Pennsylvania.

One of the Quakers’ three rising sophomore tristate verbals came from St. Anthony’s midfielder Terrence Mooney.

The 5-foot-11, 150-pound Mooney, a righty, was coveted by many of the nation’s top programs. He is a versatile, two-way midfielder who can feed, finish and who excels in transition and on groundballs.

recruiting_updateNow, here’s a Q&A with Terrence on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
Most importantly, UPenn is a great school academically.  When I visited, I felt very comfortable on the campus.

The coaches were very welcoming and enthusiastic and they have a top-notch lacrosse program.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Virginia, Georgetown, Maryland, and Harvard.  I visited Virginia, Georgetown, Maryland, Harvard, Princeton and Dartmouth and UPenn.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My ability to play between the lines as a midfielder.  I am good at beating my man and I am always ready to feed or shoot. I am also good at getting groundballs.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
I feel I need to work on shooting on the run lefty.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I started playing lacrosse in kindergarten.  I didn’t want to play baseball anymore so I asked my parents if I could play lacrosse instead.  I have pplayed baseball, soccer, wrestling, football and I snowboard.  I still play football and I snowboard.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for the Long Island Express Tenacious Turtles.  I played in the Adrenaline Platnium Cup, the Crabfeast, the Jake Reed Showcase and the Maverik Showtime Showcase.

Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my mom and dad for giving me the opportunities which led me to be able to commit to such a great school.  I would also like to thank my sisters for all of their support.

I couldn’t have done it without Coach Powers, Coach DeSimone, Coach Haggerty and Coach Licciardi.

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