By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/10/13
WESTTOWN, Pa. – No one came further to compete in the Philly Girls Showcase Saturday at Westtown School than Rina Rosnow of Overlake School in Kirkland, WA.
Rosnow, a junior midfielder, said she has traveled to Pennsylvania six times this year to compete in lacrosse tournaments and recruiting events. But perhaps Saturday’s was the most gratifying as she earned a spot on the Fab 40 team and scored five goals in the All-Star Game to earn Phillylacrosse.com Honorable Mention MVP honors.
“As someone from Washington, there is not a lot of lacrosse so I have to travel far to go to showcases,” Rosnow said. “I have a high commitment to the sport and I want to play college lacrosse. It was worth it to come out here.”
Rosnow said she felt comfortable with the level of lacrosse.
“I think I did well; I can keep up with the players here,” she said. “It’s not too much to handle. There are some fantastic players here. It’s really interesting to see how much better they are getting. Seeing freshmen being this good is ridiculous!”
Rosnow was placed on Team 6 for the three morning round robin games. She said it was easy to mesh with her new teammates.
“I think that once we figured out everyone’s style of play and got to communicate as a team we fixed the problems and worked together to find how we could score,” she said.
Despite all her travel to the East Coast, Rosnow is more interested in playing Division III lacrosse and focusing on a school that offers the best mix of academics and athletics.
“If I was to go D1 it would have to be a school I really love – like an Ivy League school,” she said. “But I like the NESCAC and I think I am trying to go to a top D3 school.
“I really like the academic side of it. I want to study abroad. I like lacrosse but I don’t want it to be my entire college experience.”