John Majka ’24 Commits to Play Lacrosse at West Point

John Majka, a junior in the class of 2024, has recently committed to play lacrosse at Army West Point. 

Jack Ploszay, Sports Editor


John Majka, a junior in the class of 2024, has recently committed to play lacrosse at Army West Point. 


The recruiting process for Majka began earlier than his other classmates. The military academies are allowed to recruit July first of junior year and they were very serious about recruiting Majka. When Majka began contacting these coaches he felt Malvern played a huge role in this dialogue.


“The recruiting process at Malvern was amazing. There wasn’t a step of the way where I felt I was alone… everyone was so supportive and wanted what was best for me”.


While thankful for malvern, The biggest influence in this process for Majka was his parents. 


There wasn’t a day where they didn’t push me to be the best that I could be. I am very blessed with the amazing parents that I have and could not ask for better people to raise me”. Majka said. 


With guidance from Malvern and his parents, Majka  chose  Army for a multitude of reasons.


“They have an amazing lacrosse program, amazing campus, Amazing people…”


Majka  also understood the responsibility of serving his country  and in the end it was a driving factor in his decision.


“…being able to serve my country is something that I take huge pride in”.


Majka  made his decision to attend Army before the opening of non service school recruiting on September first. According to peers and coaches, Majka would’ve been a hot commodity on the recruiting market. However, due to his dedication to serve the country, Majka only considered service schools such as the Navy. 


However before Majka gets to serve his country, he has a few goals that he wants to accomplish. 


“…to do great on the lacrosse field while also being a great student in the classroom”.


As Majka continues to strive towards his goals, he offers his advice to any younger friar about to start the recruiting process.


“Keep working to better yourself everyday but even more importantly be a good person”.