By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 12/30/17
IMG Academy (FL) 2019 midfield Zayda Fredericks has committed to the admissions process of the United States Naval Academy.
Zayda Fredericks profile:
High School: IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL
Graduation Year: 2019
College Choice: United States Naval Academy
Club Teams: Soul Lacrosse, Khaos Lacrosse
Lacrosse Honors: All-American Team Florida 2017 and 2018, US Lacrosse Gulf Coast regional team 2017, National Prospect Invite 2019-top 80, International Lacrosse Ambassador for LaAssociation CREAR to Samara, Costa Rica, 4x varsity letter (lacrosse and swimming).
Academic Honors: Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program, 6 year International Student Ambassador- volunteered in 14+ countries, Freshman year class treasurer, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Vice President, 5 time state Chinese Competition team, involvement in other clubs.
Expected Major: Undecided
Why did you choose Navy? “I chose Navy due to the return on investment; many opportunities will open up for me in the future. The amazing academics and top notch athletics of USNA is a pairing I have been looking for since the beginning of my recruiting process, and I am so glad I have found the one. As soon as I stepped on campus, I knew I was home, and Coach (Cindy) Timchal and Coach (Gabby) Capuzzi just solidified my gut feeling.”
HS team’s outlook for 2018 season? “As a first year program at IMG Academy, I am excited for us to truly make a name for ourselves. Starting a high school program is never an easy ride, but I can’t wait to get out there and see our hard work pay off.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my mother, Stacey Fredericks, for constantly supporting, standing up for, and believing in me. I would also like to thank every single one of my coaches that have played a part in this journey and helped me end up exactly where I am meant to be.”
Other schools considered: Vanderbilt, Harvard, Mercer, UChicago, Stanford
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