Kris Casey has committed to Furman University in South Carolina and plans to major in Business Management.
Kris began playing Lacrosse in 3rd grade, and also played soccer and basketball. He always wanted to play football but the year-round lacrosse schedule made it too difficult to commit. In his last nine years playing Lacrosse, he played for six years with True Lacrosse, a year-round club lacrosse team.
“Furman is a perfect fit for me both academically as well as athletically,” Kris shared. “Academically, Furman has an excellent business program, an outstanding reputation, and its smaller student-teacher ratio appealed to me."
His favorite, most memorable moment playing for Barrington High School (BHS) was in 2016, as a Freshman Face Off Starter when BHS beat Libertyville High School and moved into the State Quarter Finals. They ended up reaching 8th in State for that year.
As a Lacrosse Face-Off Midfielder at Barrington High School, Kris has been a Varsity Starter since Freshman year, a two-All-Conferencerence Recipient and three-time Varsity Leader in Ground Balls.
National recognitions include:
- Towson Summer Gold All-Star
- Elite 100 All-Star
- Inside Lacrosse All-Star
- True National Team Member
- First Team All Conference selection
He is also a Presidential Service Award recipient. Now he looks forward to playing Lacrosse at the Division One level.
Kris and his older brother, Britt Jr. (BHS Class of 2016) were the first in their family to play Lacrosse. The boys were introduced to the sport by neighbors, who had an older son that played lacrosse at Barrington High School (during the time when BHS won the State Championship). The boys quickly shared the same enthusiasm for the exciting, fast-paced sport, which was just starting out in the Midwest and they continued to develop their skills privately.
"I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to play against the best teams in the country under Coach (Richie) Meade. I am also excited about the beautiful South Carolina weather," said Kris.
Before committing to Furman, Kris strongly considered Boston University, Amherst and Vassar.
Lacrosse has really evolved over the years and growing in popularity in the Midwest. Lacrosse finally became an IHSA approved sport this 2018 season, Kris’ Senior year at BHS.