Commits Corner: Danny Campbell

In second grade, senior Danny Campbell picked up a lacrosse helmet for the first time because he thought it looked like a halo helmet. A decade of hard work and sacrifice later, he announced his commitment to play Division 1 Lacrosse at Hobart College.

Campbell found success playing lacrosse at an early age. Even when playing up a year, he was always one of the best players on the field, and with that came national recognition. 

“I made an All-Midwest team on these clubs while playing a year up, and I realized that it wasn’t going to be basketball or anything else where I would find my success,” said Campbell. “It was always going to be lacrosse.” 

Campbell has made an impact in the lacrosse program since the moment he set foot on Oakland Ave. The four year varsity letterman has amassed 62 goals in the last two seasons. Yet, it’s arguable that he has been more valuable off the field, creating a cultural shift in the program. 

“Danny Campbell is the hardest worker in the program ever,” said varsity lacrosse head coach Andrew Toussaint. “He totally revised our off season work and his teammates have always respected his leadership.”

Danny Campbell in a game last year. photo | Kathy Chott

While playing for SLUH has helped shape Campbell into the player he is now, he always knew that wasn’t the end. There had to be something more. For Campbell, it was playing the highest level of collegiate lacrosse. 

“Playing in college was always that end goal. It was the only option,” said Campbell. 

Luckily for Campbell, he had a plethora of choices for where he could spend his next four years. He received offers from Utah, Dartmouth, Jacksonville, Salisbury, Drexel, Bellermine, and of course Hobart College.

“Hobart was the right fit for me,” said Campbell. “They just joined the A10 conference, and they are upgrading the facilities. But, most of all, I love the coaches there. They all have great experience, with one who used to coach at Marquette and another at Princeton. They are great dudes up there and were financially generous.” 

Hobart are 15 time NCAA Tournament Champions and Campbell will look to continue on their legacy of success.

Campbell plans to study exercise science and kinesiology. 

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