By DJ Klusaritz
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 1/11/13
Torrey Pines (CA) junior attack/midfielder Kacey McKinnon has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of North Carolina.
Kacey McKinnon ledger:
High School: Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, Ca.
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: University of North Carolina
Club Affiliations: West Coast Starz
Major lacrosse honors: Heather Leigh Albert National Schoolgirl MVP Finalist (National Tournament 2012), Under Armour West Underclassman elite team 2012, first team All League (Avocado League), league leader in points in 2012 (1st in assists, 2nd in goals), All-Tournament team at Sandstorm Lacrosse Festival 2012, 2nd Team All League in 2011 as a freshman, CIF Division 1 Champions 2011.
What will you major in/study? Journalism/Communications.
Why did you choose UNC? “It was the best fit for me academically and athletically. When I was there I had ‘that feeling’ everybody talked about and I knew it was the right choice.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “We want to win CIF.”
Thank Yous: “I would like to thank my parents for helping me through the recruiting process, traveling everywhere with me, and always being supportive. I couldn’t have done it without them. Also, I would like to thank my high school and club coach Kaitlin Swagart. I would like to thank her for always pushing me to play my best and teaching me how to be a leader on and off the field. I wouldn’t be the player I am today without her.”
Other Schools Considered: Northwestern, Florida.