Egan Butala

2021 | PA: Downingtown
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Recruit Profile
Athletic, strong, aggressive left hand defenseman with excellent footwork, quick hands and great stick. Leader and high 'Lax IQ'.

I started playing lacrosse at the age of 7. When I first started playing, my main positions were Attack, Midfield and Goalie. My father wanted me to try all of the positions to get a feel for what I like and to gain experience. I stuck with Attack and Midfield until I was 12. At that point, I moved to defense. It was a natural fit as my basketball background lends itself to having a solid base for the defense position. I have been playing close defense and LSM ever since. My previous experience playing both Attack and Midfield helps me understand what those players are trying to do and also provided me with a better feel on the offensive end. While I focus on defense first, I do push the play in the offensive zone whenever possible. I have always had coaches that encouraged this style and I feel very comfortable being able to play in both ends. Along with Lacrosse, I have also played basketball, football and soccer. I gave up soccer as I started to get older and picked up football. I was the starting full back and middle linebacker on my middle school football team. Unfortunately, when I transferred from my original high school to Shipley, I had to give up football as Shipley does not have a football program. I continue to play high school and club basketball however and it provides me with a nice outlet and change of pace from lacrosse. My father has always pushed me to play multiple sports and I have always enjoyed the break from one sport to another. My other interests include boating and fishing. My family has a cabin in Canada where we spend time over the summer months doing multiple water sports and fishing. I also like to spend time with my brother. He is an ice hockey player for the University of Maine. He is my role model and my best friend. My brother is one of the best athletes I know and has provided me with so much information that I have been able to use to make myself a better person, student and athlete. His focus, commitment, drive and leadership is what I strive to emulate in my future.

Honors & Awards:
2016 Inter-AC Middle School All-Star Team (Team Pennsylvania), 2016 CCLA Chester County All-Star Team (U13A), 2017 CCLA Chester County All-Star Team (U15), STX Rising D1 East Coast Standout Star, STX Rising D1 East Main Camp Standout, 2018 Under Armour Underclass Top 44 All-Star, 2018 Under Armour 2021 Uncommitted Team Selection, 2018 All Main Line HS Lacrosse Team (only Freshman), 2019 All Main Line HS Lacrosse Team.
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Other HS Sports Played:
Basketball (shooting guard/forward)
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Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
Team Captain: LYA U13A/U15A, DMS 7th grade/8th grade, Freedom 2021 Defense Captain, St. Joe's Basketball 8th grade, Freedom Lacrosse Club. Started all games for HS team (The Shipley School) as a Freshman and Sophomore. Led team with 34 take-aways and was 4th on team with 36 ground balls (Freshman). Led team with 32 take-aways and was 4th on team with 32 ground balls (Sophomore).

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Coach Contacts
High School:
The Shipley School
Mark Duncan
Team Name:
Shipley Gators
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Club Name:
Freedom Lacrosse Club
Scott Lange
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GPA (unweighted):
90-92; 3.7; A-

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Mark Duncan

Jun 22, 2018

Egan was a starter for us at Shipley as a frosh on a team that had some good depth on defense. Strong take away lefty D pole that would cover the top attacker of our opponents helping us win 13 games in '18 Man Down D 82%. Highest rec

Paul Butala

May 13, 2017

Egan is a big, strong, athletic lefty defenseman that uses his exceptional footwork and quick hands to keep opposing players under control. He is very aggressive on ball and off. He is a leader on and off the field and possesses a very high 'lax IQ'.

Kevin Goforth

Apr 9, 2017

Egan is one of the top dpoles for his age group. All business. Lefty with great footwork and very physical. He is always in position off ball. Never gets bead on ball. Leader on the field with communication and great stick work for clears.

Scott Lange

Apr 9, 2017

Egan is a dominant lefty defenseman who is equal parts finesse and strength. His size and quickness make him a noticeable force on our D and also allow him to get upfield on clears and score goals. He is a team leader and is overall a great young man.

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