By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 5/23/18
Germantown Friends School (PA) 2018 defense Riley Knowles has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Pitzer College (Pomona-Pitzer Athletics).
Riley Knowles profile:
High School: Germantown Friends School, PA
Graduation Year: 2018
College Choice: Pitzer College (Pomona-Pitzer Athletics)
Club Team: STEPS Philly
What do you plan to major in? Political Science and Media Studies
Why did you choose Pitzer? “I really connected with Pitzer’s commitment to social and environmental justice. The academics are incredible and the classes are very small – you really get to build that student/professor relationship. In addition, the Claremont Colleges are such a unique consortium of schools in that they are all right next to each other, and they share athletic teams/facilities. To be able to attend a small college while still having access to the resources of what amounts to a mid-size university is an opportunity I could not pass up. In addition – the location!! I can’t wait to spend the next four years in Southern California and take advantage of all the west coast has to offer.”
Thoughts on the 2018 HS season? “We are headed to the Friends League finals! It has been an amazing season for GFS lacrosse and we are excited to build on our 11-3 (7-0 in league) momentum going into the finals, and PAISAA play. We focus a lot on communication and trusting each other this season, and it has been great to not only see every player improve, but to see how we have really gelled as a team and become one cohesive unit.”
Thank You: “Thank you of course to my parents for trusting my coach and I when we said playing D3 lacrosse was something I could go after having only played one full season of lacrosse. Their support means everything, and they are my biggest fans. Thank you to Katie Bergstrom for scouting me out sophomore year and pushing me each and every day to become better, and for helping me throughout the recruitment process – I truly would not be where I am without her. Thank you to STEPS for letting me jump onto their team for one season. I learned so much and it was a really great experience. Finally, thank you to my incredible teammates for challenging me during practices, lifting me up, and always being there for me.”
Other schools considered: Tulane University, Boston University, Haverford College (recruited)
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