By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 3/29/13
Centre Wellington District (Ontario, Canada) senior midfield-attack Molly Beckham has made a commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Lindenwood University.
Molly Beckham ledger:
High School: Centre Wellington District High School, Fergus, Ontario
Graduation Year: 2013
Position: Midfield, attack
College Choice: Lindenwood University
Club Affiliations: Edge Lacrosse, Kitchener-Waterloo United
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: “I was named co-captain and Most Valuable Graduating Player of my club team in 2012 and also helped to get us to The Ontario Summer Games. In 2011, we won a Provincial gold medal and in 2010, my box lacrosse team did as well. Through my two seasons with Edge, I attended both the Mid-Atlantic Tournament and the President’s Cup twice.”
What will you major in/study? Exercise Science
Why did you choose Lindenwood? “I chose Lindenwood because of how dedicated the school is to their athletes. Coach (Jack) Cribbin and Coach (Brian) Smith give so much experience, leadership and energy to the lacrosse program that it’s hard not to be inspired. The team has done great in the past few seasons and are improving every day so I’m really looking forward to being a part of a team who’s looking to leave a mark in Division II.
“Also, there are many academic resources to help you succeed so it seems like a really good balance between lacrosse and school work. Finally, the campus and the surrounding city are great so Lindenwood is the perfect fit for me.”
Outlook for your High School team? “My high school has never had a lacrosse team but my club team is definitely in a rebuilding season; with a lot of new players moving up from the younger age group, it’s going to be about putting girls in different positions and getting the team to play as one. The coaches are awesome so I’m sure they will do really well.”
Thank You: “I definitely need to thank my family and my various coaches. My parents have been so supportive and dedicated through the whole recruiting process and there is no way I could have done it without them.
“My coaches Ken Lubert, Jess Lee and Barb Boyes pushed me everyday to get better and showed me opportunities I never knew I had. I also need to thank all the girls I played with along the way because I wouldn’t be where I am today without you!”