BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Three members of the Ridge High School boys lacrosse team signed letters of intent last week to continue their athletic careers in college.
Jack Turner, Kevin Lopez and Ben Olmstead all took part in the signing ceremony at Ridge.
Turner, a senior attack, will be attending Colgate University.
"Jack has played varsity lacrosse since his freshman year. He carries himself as a quiet person but once he is on the field he is an extremely competitive player," Ridge lacrosse coach Ken Marsh said. "Jack has put a great deal of time in as a player and his work ethic will allow him to have a very good senior year."
Lopez, a senior defender, will attend St. Joseph's University.
"Kevin has also played varsity lacrosse since his freshman year. Kevin is a fierce competitor. In high school he plays soccer as well. Kevin Is a very good one-on-one defender," Marsh said. "His athleticism and toughness are two of his greatest qualities. Kevin is also the recipient of the #3 jersey worn every year in honor of Ford Shaw, who passed away in 2015. A new #3 is chosen every year."
Olmstead, a senior defenseman, is headed to Caldwell University.
"Ben is a very knowledgeable defenseman," Marsh said. "He knows the position well and is a very good team player. Ben has been around lacrosse for many years, and he will look to his senior year as a big step in his continued growth as a player."