Bridgedale Grad Zack Sharp Commits to Western Michigan

    Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 3:45 PM

    Posted by Mike McPartlin on Sep 28, 2021 3:45:00 PM

    On a Hockey Scholarship

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy

    Zack Sharp commits to Western MichiganWe are proud to congratulate Bridgedale Academy grad Zack Sharp on his verbal commitment to play his Division 1 NCAA hockey at Western Michigan University. 

    This season Zack competes for the Chicago Mission U16 team. He is also likely to see time in the USHL this season, having been selected by the Souix Falls Stampede in the second round, the 17th pick overall. A talented offensive-minded defenseman, Zack becomes the 21st Bridgedale grad to have earned his D1 scholarship.

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

    Zack attended Bridgedale Academy for two years, making huge strides and developing not only athletically and as a hockey player, but also as a student during his time at Bridgedale.

    "Zack has been a big part of our Mission team over the last few years," says Yanic Perreault, Zack's coach the last two seasons at the Chicago Mission. "He has great offensive instincts, tremendous speed and a really good shot."

    Bridgedale Headmaster Mike McPartlin talked about Zack's maturity and leadership. 

    “Zack was able to make the difficult transition from the very talented player who was able to get by on his talent, to the more complete, more mature impact player he now is,” said McPartlin. "His eyes and ears are wide open. He wants to learn and he's made the honest commitment to himself to do what is necessary to become a great player."

    "The sky's the limit for Zack,” added McPartlin. “I believe he will be an impact player at Western Michigan, on the ice for sure but also in the locker room as a leader.”

    Congratulations to Zack (and his parents Jim and Danielle) on his commitment to Western Michigan University.


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    Bridgedale Academy is an all-boys school for athletes, a prep school for serious youth hockey players. We offer grades 5 through 8 and in addition to our winning combination of sports and academics, we focus on leadership training. We use a classical academic curriculum and our graduates go on to attend some of the most prestigious high schools in the country, including Lake Forest Academy, Culver Military Academy, Shattuck St. Mary’s, Northwood School, Benet Academy, Fenwick Prep, St. Ignatius Prep, Marmion Academy, St. Francis, Latin School and Providence Catholic. We pride ourselves on being the top youth hockey prep school in the nation. Twenty-three (23) of our former or current students have already received their NCAA Division 1 college hockey commitments. Seven (7) of our former students have competed for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. Two (2) of our grads have already signed their initial NHL contracts. Several are now playing NCAA D1 college hockey. Others are now playing D3 college hockey. More still are playing junior hockey, including in the OHL, the USHL and the NAHL.
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