TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 11/29/20
Notre Dame Preparatory (AZ) 2022 Draw/midfield Acacia Connor of C2 Select ‘22 Black has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.
Acacia Connor profile:
High school: Notre Dame Preparatory (Scottsdale, AZ)
Grad year: 2022
Positions: Draw, Midfield
College committed to: Syracuse University
Club team: C2 Select ‘22 Black
Lacrosse honors: 2019 Freshman Varsity Season: Goals – 31, Assists – 34, Points – 65, Draw Controls – 66, Ground Balls – 41, Caused Turnovers – 38.
2020 Selected to participate in UA 150; 2020 Notre Dame Prep Varsity Lacrosse Team Member (only 1 game played); 2019 National Team Developmental Program – Invited Player to Final Combine of 72 athletes from around the US before team announced; 2019 Under Armour Uncommitted Team (injured prior to tryouts); 2019 Team Arizona – Women’s National Tournament (didn’t participate due to injury); 2019 1st Team All State – Midfield; 2019 Selected as an All-Star in Arizona; 2019 Rookie of the Year – Notre Dame Prep; 2019 Notre Dame Prep Varsity Lacrosse Team; 2018 Under Armour Southwest Command Team; 2018 Chaparral High School Lacrosse Team Member (as 8th Grader); 2018 Midfield MVP – Chaparral High School; 2017 Chaparral High School Lacrosse Team Member (as 7th Grader). Other sports: 2018-2020 Notre Dame Prep Soccer; 2018 Notre Dame Prep Volleyball; 2016-2018 SC del Sol Soccer Club, 2016-2018 St Thomas the Apostle Volleyball Team; 2016-2018 St Thomas the Apostle Basketball Team; 2016 Neptune Swim Team
Academic honors: 2018-2019 Immaculate Mary Scholarship Recipient (Top 3 Incoming Freshman); All Honors level classes (Spanish, Math, English, Science, History); Principal’s List, Honor Roll. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Special Olympics volunteer, Feed My Starving Children Volunteer, Baking Club, St Mary’s Food Bank Volunteer, St Vincent De Paul Volunteer, Paw Club, Diversity Club (started this new club at school)
Why did you choose Syracuse, Women’s D1? “The reason I chose Syracuse was largely due to the athletics program, location, and coaches. Funny enough, Gary Gait was my mom’s coach at the University of Maryland which was (and still is) one of the top women’s lacrosse schools, so I’ve known him since I was born. I knew that a college on the East Coast would challenge me, especially one with a top ten women’s lacrosse program. Growing up in Maryland and with amazing coaches really helped me to form my style, finesse, and strength as a player. Ever since I’ve been in Arizona, I’ve worked hard to improve upon my skills while growing the game and coaching others here! I know my self-worth and know that I am capable of great things…I’m hyped to become a part of the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team!!”
Thank You: “I want to thank everyone actually. My coaches and teammates who have supported and pushed me to become the strong person I am today. My family and friends for giving me the confidence to work hard to achieve my goals. Even those who don’t like me. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to prove you haters wrong💪🏼.”
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