Ben Kniskern

2020 | OH: Chagrin Falls
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Left-handed, versitile player, adaptive to the team's needs. Excellent teammate, strong lacrosse IQ. Extremely strong work ethic, rigorous student.

I started playing lacrosse in upstate NY in the 3rd grade. During 7th grade, my family moved Cleveland for my dad's job. It was a tough transition, but lacrosse was a way for me to connect with new classmates almost immediately.
As a freshman, after playing midfield all my life, the high school coaches asked if I would try my hand at attack. I went for it & was a leader on the JV team. About 4 games into the season, I moved up & earned a starting positiong on the Varsity squad - helping the team make it to the state quarterfinals. As a sophomore, I played midfield as our team made it to the state semi-finals. This pas summer, I was the 2nd leading scorer on my club team. I'm looking forward to a great year with the team during this 2019 season - continuing to grow & be a leader for the underclassmen. When playing attack, I rely on my midfield experience to cause turnovers when defense has the ball. While I am a left-handed player, I have strong stick skills with my right-hand.
I recently earned a 4.81 GPA, having taken 5 AP courses. Cumulatively, I have a 4.4 gpa. I enjoy the work in the classroom & really challenge myself for the grades I earn.
I'm a multi-sport athlete, running XC and playing football; I'm also an avid skier.
Outside of school & sports, I'm in my 3rd year as a math tutor. I've been working with the same student who is now in 6th grade. It's been a great experience to connect with him & share my love of math. He's brought his math grade up since I started working with him; it's great to see him excited about his grades.
Finally, I run the Chagrin Falls Breakfast Club - a group which serves brunch at the Ronald McDonald House in Cleveland. From October 2015 to November 2018, I've had 35 groups go & serve at the Ronald McDonald House. It's been a fantastic experience to give back, something I started doing in Albany NY in the 6th grade & then brought it to Cleveland when we moved.
I am young for my graduating class, but I believe that translates into my strength & athleticism continuing to peak, especially given my strong work ethic.

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Honors & Awards:
3-Year Varsity Player
2019 All Region, First Team
2019 All State, Second Team
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Other HS Sports Played:
JV Football JV Cross Country
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Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
All State, Second Team 2019 All Region, First Team 2019 2nd leading scorer on Chagrin Falls High School Team, 2019 Player of the Game, indoor box, 2019. 2nd leading scorer on Burning River Club, 2018. Started 7 out of 12 Varsity games as Freshman, 2017.

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High School:
Chagrin Falls
Paul Corto
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Club Name:
Burning River Boys
Woody Calleri
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Burning River 2020
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GPA (unweighted):
93-96; 4.0; A
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For a full evaluation of Ben's academic transcript, athletic ability and character please contact coach Calleri at 216.373.5684.

For a full evaluation of Ben's academic transcript, athletic ability and character please contact coach Calleri at 216.373.5684.

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