By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 9/5/13
Council Rock North (PA) senior midfield-defense Laura Kwasnoski has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Hamilton College.
Laura Kwasnoski ledger:
High School: Council Rock High School North, PA
Graduation Year: 2014
Position: Midfield, Defensive Wing, Defense
College Choice: Hamilton College
Club Affiliation: Ultimate Goal Lacrosse
Lacrosse Honors/All-Star Teams: Courier Times Golden Team First Team 2013, Suburban One League First Team 2013, Suburban One Third Team 2012, Council Rock North Captain for 2013-2014 season
Camps: Hamilton College Camp, Bates College Camp, Elite 180, Williams College Camp, Amherst College Camp, Middlebury College Camp, Vassar College Camp, Dartmouth College Camp, Princeton University Camp
Showcases: The Round Up Lacrosse Challenge, Tiger Challenge, President’s Cup, IWLCA Champions Cup, IWLCA Capitol Cup, The Grind Lacrosse Championships, DIII Showcase, Summer Classic.
Academic honors, service projects: National Honors Society, National Spanish Honors Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica), Social Studies National Honors Society (Rho Kappa), Science National Honors Society, Distinguished Honor Roll (2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011), Student Executive Board Member, Kick off Mentor, Ambassador for Global Leadership Adventures
What will you major in/study? Environmental Sciences and Spanish
Why did you choose the school? “From a lacrosse standpoint, I chose Hamilton because of its awesome lacrosse staff and team unity yet willingness to continue to push each member of the team to their full potential. I think Hamilton offers a huge opportunity, as a newly inducted member of NESCAC, to rise to the challenge of some of the best Division III schools in the country and win. From an academic standpoint, I chose Hamilton because it seemed like a great school to develop great relations with teachers and delve deeply into whatever area I choose to study.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “This past season, it was really our team’s chance to start anew. We graduated seven starting seniors the previous year and got a new coaching staff. However, it was a good type of new. Everyone worked very hard and though we started out a little unsure, we came together and defined ourselves at the end of the season. Next year will be a year for growth, in my opinion. We have Juniors and Sophomores as well as Seniors who have experience and have gotten better over the summer, plus a plethora of new Freshmen to add to the mix. I’m really excited (as I think the team is as well) for this season!”
Thank You: “Definitely all my coaches- my high school coaches, club coaches, and all the college coaches for taking their time to look at all us hopeful recruits. Also, I’d like to thank the Ultimate club founder/director Michele DeJuliis, who got me started in the process. Of course, I couldn’t have gotten where I am without awesome teammates, whether on my school team or on my club team or just meeting at showcases. And finally, my parents for literally driving me up and down the East Coast so many times they’ve probably memorized most of New York state. Thank you.”
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