Boys’ Latin rising senior goalie Zac Davis has given a verbal commitment to play soccer for Colgate University. Davis said Thursday he decided on the Red Raiders after attending a camp at the New York campus a couple of weeks ago.

“The campus is beautiful. I felt like it was the right place for me,” said Davis. “My mom liked it which was huge part of my decision. I got offered a scholarship Monday so I committed Tuesday.”

“I think it’s a great decision for him. He’s a definite overachiever in everything he does,” said Boys’ Latin coach Don Rickles. “Colgate will challenge him academically and gives him the opportunity to play Division I soccer.”

President of BL’s student council, Davis is arguably the top goalie in the MIAA B. As a sophomore, Davis helped the Lakers to the varsity league crown in 2008. A member of the Lakers’ baseball and ice hockey squads as a freshman, Davis decided to focus his attention to soccer.

Since spring 2009, Davis has been playing with Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC). More importantly, Davis has improved his physical stature, losing nearly 50 pounds since his freshman season.

“I got to play soccer at a very high level, and [college] coaches want to see fit players and that’s what I strived for,” said Davis, who also attracted interest from Elon and Richmond. “It helps all around, not just sports.”

Davis said he’s excited about the Lakers’ prospects of returning atop the MIAA B this last fall. BL will have its entire defensive unit – junior Anthony Rose, seniors Trevor Kiddy and Andrew Dempsey, and sophomore Jake Sachs – back in front of Davis.

“The sky’s the limit, I can’t imagine us not contending for the championship,” said Davis, whose team lost in the tourney’s quarterfinals last season. “Everybody has to buy in to what we want to do.”