Michael Pohle, 23, of Flemington, New Jersey, was expected to graduate in a few weeks with a degree in biological sciences, said Craig Blanton, Hunterdon Central's vice principal during the 2002 school year, when Pohle graduated. "He had a bunch of job interviews and was all set to start his post-college life," Blanton told The Star-Ledger of Newark. At the high school, Pohle played on the football and lacrosse teams. One of his old lacrosse coaches, Bob Shroeder, described him to as "a good kid who did everything that good kids do." "He tried to please," Shroeder told the newspaper. "He was just a great kid."