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#NationalSigningDay2024: David Turnbull scores a spot on the men’s lacrosse team at Limestone College

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Mia Lucas
David Turnbull signs his National Letter of Intent to play men’s lacrosse at Limestone College.

On Wednesday, February 7, senior David Turnbull signed his National Letter of Intent to play Division II men’s lacrosse at Limestone College.

Turnbull has been playing lacrosse for about 8 years, so he is not new to the lacrosse environment. He ultimately chose Limestone for the atmosphere of the coaches and staff on the lacrosse team.

“I went down there for a visit and they’re all really warm [and] welcoming,” said Turnbull. “The [other] kids just made it like 10 times better.”

Turnbull has been a four-year starter for the Linganore boy’s varsity team and is reportedly one of the fastest players on the team.

Linganore Head Coach Richard Thompson spoke of Turnbull’s ability to dial in his speed at every point in the game, no matter the circumstances.

“He only has one speed, that’s top speed– and he uses it all the time,” said Thompson.

David Turnbull poses with this family after signing to Limestone College (Mia Lucas)

After having supported him in lacrosse for many seasons, Turnbull’s parents are excited to see what he will do in college. 

“I think it’s a big step for him to develop as an adult,” said Dean Turnbull, his father. “But, you know, we wish him well and he’ll be fine.”

Turnbull credits much of his preparedness and agility to playing club lacrosse for Team Maryland. He noted that being able to be exposed to so many different skill levels and tactics earlier on in his lacrosse career has helped him to be able to play at the next level.

“Club [lacrosse] helps you because you play [with] a lot of  different people from different states and countries,” said Turnbull. “So you get to play against all really great, talented people. And you don’t play against the same people over and over again, like [in] high school.”

Overall, the Linganore coaching staff expressed that Turnbull will leave a hole in the team when he goes off to college in the fall. 

“We’ve been blessed with a lot of good long stick midfield defenders [at Linganore]. I believe David’s the best of them,” said Thompson.

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