Mercer Island High School junior Evan Condon has made a verbal commitment to play NCAA Division I lacrosse at the U.S. Military Academy in New York.
Condon accepted an offer to play at Army following an official visit to the West Point, N.Y. campus.
A two-sport letterman at Mercer Island, the 6-2, 195-pound Condon stands out in lacrosse and wrestling. As a grappler, Condon is 20-2 on the season in the 195-pound class on an Islander team that secured its fifth-consecutive KingCo 3A mat title.
Condon learned his trade behind three of the stronger midfielders to play at Mercer Island, Islander midfielders Hayden Reisman, Steen Swedstedt (who will play this spring for NCAA Div. II Wingate University) and senior Peter Mahony (who verbally committed to NCAA Div. I Yale). As a sophomore last spring, Condon managed 14 points (9 goals, 5 assists) and 23 ground balls. Learning lacrosse in Mercer Island’s deep youth program, Condon’s undefeated eighth-grade youth team won the Greater Eastside Lacrosse League title.
Condon is also a National Honor Society member with a 3.7 GPA at Mercer Island High School.
Once on the West Point campus in 2015, Condon will join 2013 Bellevue High School graduates Cole Johnson, who earned an Army roster spot this spring as a freshman, and Dakota Jones who is prepping this fall at West Point Prep, the U.S. Military Academy’s preparatory school.