Bridgedale 9th Grader Brady Smith Commits to Wisconsin

    Posted on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Posted by Mike McPartlin on Oct 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

    Another Hockey Scholarship

    Bridgedale Academy student Brady Smith commits to WisconsinBridgedale Academy 9th grader Brady Smith has given his verbal commitment to attend the University of Wisconsin at Madison on a hockey scholarship.

    Brady is regarded as one of the top defenseman at his age level in the country and plays for the Chicago Mission AAA Hockey Club.

    He becomes the second Bridgedale student-athlete to make his NCAA D1 commitment.

    (Click to see all Bridgedale's college commitments.)

    “Brady has made the commitment to excellence that all top young players must make,” said Bridgedale Headmaster Mike McPartlin. “He is a fearless competitor who will be a great fit for (UW Head Coach) Mike Eaves’ hockey program at Wisconsin.”

    “Brady’s work ethic is what sets him apart,” added McPartlin. “He never takes a drill or a shift off. I believe he will be an impact player for the Badgers.”

    Congratulations to Brady (and to his parents Mitch and Jennie) on his commitment to the University of Wisconsin.


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