By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 12/22/12
Bishop Ireton (VA) junior goalie Olivia Cole has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Florida.
Olivia Cole ledger:
High School: Bishop Ireton High School, Va.
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: University of Florida
Club Affiliation: Capital 2014 Blue
Major Lacrosse Honors: 2010-2011 Finalist US Lacrosse U15 National Championships, 2011 Lacrosse Magazine All-Tournament Team, 2011 Patriot League AAA Honorable Mention, 2012 Honorable Mention WCAC, DC Metro Team 4 (WDNT), Brine National Lacrosse Classic Washington, DC All-Stars, 2011-2012 FCA Girls National High School Team, 2012 Maximum Exposure Rising Junior All-Star.
What will you Major/Study: Sports Management/Information (I want to work for a professional sports team) or Journalism
Why did you choose the School: “I chose the University of Florida because of its great combination of athletics and academics. The coaching staff in Coach (Amanda) O’Leary, Coach (Erica) LaGrow, and Coach (Nick) Williams. Coach O’Leary has built Florida into a national powerhouse in just a few short years and I want to be able to compete for multiple National Championships. Also who would not want to be in sunny Florida!”
What is your high school team’s outlook for next season: “We are looking to compete for a WCAC title (Washington Catholic Athletic Conference) and beat St. Stephens and win a state title.”
Thank Yous: “I want to thank my parents first and foremost for dragging me to all those summer tournaments and camps. I want to thank my high school coach Rick Sofield, helping me decide what schools would and would not be a good fit. And my best friend Colby Goettelman who is committed to Boston College!”
Other Schools Considered: UCONN, High Point, Duke, James Madison, Ohio State, Jacksonville