Congratulations to GoldMiners forward Max Cavallini, who recently committed to NCAA Division III Lake Forest College, in Lake Forest, Illinois, on Chicago’s North Shore.
The Barrington, Illinois resident, in his 2nd year with the GoldMiners, gets to play close to home. Max says, ” it’s about an hour drive down the road, so it’ll be real nice having family and friends being able to regularly attend games again.”
Max says he was first contacted by the Foresters in August, before the season started and made a visit, ” I got to tour the campus and athletic facilities, met Coach Kelliher , we hit it off, I got a good feeling about the program and where I fit in and can contribute.” Regular communications through the fall led to a decision over the Christmas holidays.
Max offers advice to teammates and fellow NOJHL’ers going through the process, ” trust the process, believe in yourself, continue to work on your game and most importantly, your grades, that’s one of the first questions asked.”
Max says he’s excited, “about the next challenge, moving up a level, where guys are older, bigger, faster and stronger.” He knows his work ethic and compete level will have to rise, to meet the challenge.
Max plans on entering the Business Program at Lake Forest College, with a longterm goal of Investment Banking.
Coach and General Manager Ryan Wood says getting “an early commit” is “a great thing” for Max, relieving the stress of the process. Coach Wood feels the other graduating GoldMiners will have NCAA opportunities as well, as contact has already been made by a number of schools. Assistant Coach Tom Sinclair and Education Coordinator Brian Bronson in addition to Coach Wood are assisting our graduating athletes with the process.