Logan Grom of HEADstrong Lehigh Valley Commits To St. John Fisher College Lacrosse
By: Jennifer Hoffman
Logan Grom didn’t follow in his parents footsteps, instead he paved his own path of becoming an athlete. Neither of the high schools his parents attended had lacrosse but the fact that they didn’t play the sport didn’t stop their son from getting involved. In fact, it pushed Mike and Amy Grom even further to find their son a quality lacrosse program that he could develop his skills and learn from the best.
Amy and Mike stumbled upon HEADstrong Lehigh Valley and from there Logan’s lacrosse career began. “My parent’s put me in contact with the right people. Some of these people include Kevin Massa, Coach Bodnar who runs a really competitive faceoff league down in Philadelphia, and Coach Mike Bender who runs HEADstrong in the Lehigh Valley Area.” Logan said.
The first sport Logan played was baseball but that all changed in 4th grade when he learned about lacrosse. Once he picked up a lacrosse stick he wondered why he ever played baseball in the first place.
HEADstrong Coach Mike Bender got in touch with Logan’s dad Mike and set up some private lessons for Logan. Grom immediately noticed a difference in his skills and his confidence on the field and just knew this was where he was supposed to be.
The 4 year starter for Nazareth High School’s varsity squad has committed to St. John Fisher College and is set to study Business Marketing.
Logan owes all of his success to HEADstrong, without their program he wouldn’t be the player he is today.
“HEADstrong has provided me the opportunity to play with some of the best talent in the Lehigh Valley along with getting coached by some really great coaches. It’s really enjoyable and a good all-around experience. I made good friends with everyone on the team and made memories that will last a life time.” Logan said.
HEADstrong was there to assist Logan every step of the way throughout the recruitment process, a place Logan never expected to be. “I always thought I was going to end up playing football in college but the more years I played lacrosse the more I loved it and realized that it’s the sport I wanted to play” remarked Logan. He grew immensely as a player over the years so once it came time for schools to recruit, Logan was at the top of many coaches lists.
Grom was being recruited by over 30 DI, DII and DIII lacrosse programs but the one program that just felt like home was St. John Fischer. The school met every criteria that Logan was looking for. “I knew that I wanted to play for a really competitive D3 school for lacrosse and St. John Fisher College is exactly what I was looking for. Coach Dobbins who is the head coach is super qualified for the job and someone who I know is going to make me a better lacrosse player. The team is awesome and just felt like a family. “