TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 12/11/20
Dublin Scioto (OH) 2021 defender/midfielder Karleigh Rothe of Major Force Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Grand Valley State University.
Karleigh Rothe profile:
High school: Dublin Scioto High School (Dublin, OH)
Grad year: 2021
Positions: Defense, Midfield
College committed to: Grand Valley State University
Club team: Major Force Lacrosse
Lacrosse honors: 2020 – 3 Sport Athlete: Volleyball, Basketball and Lacrosse 11 Varsity Letters 2020 – High School Volleyball: All Ohio Selection 2nd Team, Central District Player of the Year & 1st Team all district & OCC Capital Conference Player of the year & 1st Team All Conference. 2019 – High School Lacrosse: 1st Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-Region 2019 – High School Volleyball: 1st Team All Region & 1st Team All Conference, ThisWeeks “Central Ohio All Star Prep Athletes” 2019 – U19 Mexico Lacrosse National Team – 2019 World Lacrosse Championships, 15th Place Finish, Game MVP – Mexico vs. China Taipei. 2019 – Selected to represent State of Ohio at 2019 Women’s National Tournament. Final Record 4-0. 2018 – High School Lacrosse: All-Region Defense Honorable Mention and All OCC Cardinal Conf Defense 2nd Team, team record (12-4) 2017 – 8th Grade Lacrosse: Starter led team to most successful season in school history: undefeated regular season (11-0) and overall record (14-1) with 2nd place finish @ EOY State Tournament (3rd leading scorer in team.)
Academic honors: Member of the National Society of High School Scholars – Academic Achievement & Excellence. 2018 & 2019. High School Honor & Merit Roll – Freshman, Sophomore & Junior Year.
Expected major: Education
Why did you choose Grand Valley State University, Women’s D2? “As we (myself and twin Ashleigh) settled on academics and evaluating schools that could possible allow us to play both Volleyball and Lacrosse at the next level, we had a chance to visit Grand Valley State. Their academics, athletics and campus appealed to me and we decided to commit to play lacrosse for them. We are still working with the volleyball program to hopefully get a chance to try out and play Volleyball.”
Is there anything else you would like to share? “We would like to thank our family, lacrosse and volleyball coaches, all our teachers and counselors, teammates, trainers, strength coaches, and friends for the support and help throughout this process. We want to thank Major Force Lacrosse, Scioto Lacrosse & Coach Zink & Coach Rod, Mexico Lacrosse & Coach Eppler, Team Ohio, DYA-Lacrosse coaches all of who helped us get better. A heartfelt THANK YOU! to Lisa Mitchelides, Randall Swope, Mary and Morgan Fee, and our MFL and Irish Lacrosse Families who pushed us to reach higher goal and believed in us. We want to thank our parents and our sister Alec for making everything around this journey possible, encouraging us, and always supporting us. Finally, we want to thank Coach Lawler, Coach Boerger and Coach Dom you took an interest and worked tirelessly with us to make this possible. Karleigh & Ashleigh Rothe Go Lakers!! #AnchorUp “
What other colleges did you consider? “We were very thankful and honored to have the opportunity to work with a good mix of Division 1 and Division 2 schools who took an interest in what we had accomplished, and also what we as sisters (could contribute to their programs. We think this is a very personal journey and out of respect to the coaches who worked with us we will keep their program names private, but it was upwards of 10.”Dublin.”
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