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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Notre Dame Prep senior offensive and defensive lineman Max Lavoy has committed to play football and attend Concordia (Minn.) College.
“I have a lot of family in Minnesota and I wanted to play close to home,” said Lavoy. “We have a home up there. I really love the coaching staff and they did a great job recruiting me. They made me feel like I was wanted. I am excited to play for them and looking forward to it.”
The school in located in Moorhead, Minn., in Northwest Minnesota near Fargo. Both sides of Lavoy’s family are from the state with his Mom hailing from Aitkin and Dad is from Mahnomen (near the Minnesota border). The family also has lots of connections to North Dakota State University in Fargo.
“I really like what they have to offer academically including a new Business center,” said Lavoy. “It is a great building, and it is well funded. I am looking forward to getting an education there. I really like their facilities and I feel like I will better myself as an athlete.”
The Cobbers are a NCAA Division III school playing in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association. He will play for Head Coach Terry Horan, who is entering his 19th season leading the program.
“We are extremely happy for Max,” said NDP Head Coach George Prelock. “He has worked so hard over the last four years. We look forward to seeing what he is capable of at the next level.”
Lavoy was named to the All-San Tan Region first team on offense and second team on defense where had three tackles for loss and 26 tackles overall in 2021.
“It meant a lot that my efforts did not go unnoticed with the honors,” said Lavoy. “I was really proud of myself and grateful that I was recognized for both offense and defense.”
He led the Saints into the semifinals of the AIA State playoffs in both his junior and senior seasons.
“This year was a rough season but I felt like we made the best out of it for what we were given,” said Lavoy. “I had a good year to show what I had to offer and play both ways. I will remember the shared struggle of the pandemic and everyone coming together to put their best foot forward. It was a unique opportunity for everyone to find their inner strength.”
Lavoy will double major in economics and political science at Concordia and is open to playing on either side of the ball. He will tryout for both and let the coaches decide.
“I have always wanted to broaden my horizons,” said Lavoy of the move across the country. “To move to somewhere new and have a familiarity with the region and people there, I think it will be a great steppingstone for my life.”
Lavoy will participate in the Notre Dame Prep Football Signing Day celebration on Wednesday at 9 a.m.