North Penn's Schoppe & Rinck Commit to Play Collegiate Lacrosse

On Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, North Penn senior Stephen Rinck and Ryan Schoppe were recognized for committing to continue their lacrosse careers at the collegiate level. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery at the following link:

Stephen Rinck – Siena College (Lacrosse)
Reasons for choosing Siena:  “I chose Siena because the campus was awesome, the coaches were great, and just the area – it’s right by Albany. I wasn’t really looking at any other schools because I got injured so a lot of schools said, ‘No,’ but that’s fine. I found a home and I’m happy.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in lacrosse at the collegiate level? “Growing up and watching the college lacrosse players on TV, I always knew I wanted to compete on that stage.”
Favorite high school sports memory:  “My freshman year, our senior class their freshman year went 3-15, and our freshman year we went 15-3. It was just great to see the seniors finally have a good record to end their high school careers.”
Coach Rick Smith says:  “Stephen is a four-year varsity lacrosse player. Stephen’s work ethic is amazing. He and Ryan Schoppe go hand-in-hand with each other. They want to do everything in their power to make this program better. Stephen has been through a lot of adversity. Last year he had a freak accident, and he actually did not finish his entire junior year, which is the most important year as a high school athlete to be seen by colleges. Stephen was being seen by other schools who said, ‘Hey, you’re hurt, you’re not going to make it here.’ Luckily, Stephen found a home at Siena. Stephen is going to be a midfielder there, and the most unique thing about Stephen is he will do anything in his power to make his team successful. He would be a long pole, he would be an attackman, and he would probably become a goalie if we really asked him to. Stephen has fought adversity to become a bigger and better person because of it. He’s going to be very successful at Siena because of it.”
About Stephen:
Favorite food: 
Favorite movie:  Step Brothers
Favorite music:  Chill/Rap, depends on mood

Ryan Schoppe – University of Tampa (Lacrosse)
Reasons for choosing Tampa: 
“I wasn’t really looking at any other schools besides Tampa. When I went down on my visit, the team was just very welcoming, and the coaches were great guys. That’s how I made my decision.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in lacrosse at the collegiate level?  “Lacrosse is my passion, so I just wanted to continue through my life. This is also an avenue for me to get a cheaper education.”
Favorite high school sports memory:  “My freshman year we went into double overtime with CB East, and Luke Homan scored the winning goal. That was the first time we had beaten East in several years, so that was just awesome.”
Coach Rick Smith says:  “I met Ryan Schoppe back when he was in youth lacrosse. Ryan has been tremendous. I have seen him grow and grow and grow. The work ethic he brings is unbelievable. He’s that blue-collar kind of guy – he just works and works and works, whether it’s inside the school, whether it’s on the lacrosse field or whether it’s in the weight room. The amount of muscle and the footwork that we look for in lacrosse players has grown tremendously over the years. I also had the privilege of coaching Ryan with Dukes travel lacrosse team, so I’ve had him all year round. Ryan has dedicated himself for many years to become the lacrosse player he is. He was an all-league lacrosse player last year, and Ryan was unanimously chosen by his teammates to be a captain this year. I wish Ryan the best of luck at the University of Tampa.”
About Ryan:
Favorite food: 
French Fries
Favorite movie:  The Other Guys
Favorite music:  NBA YoungBoy