By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 1/24/14
Eastport-South Manor (NY) junior defender Natalie Fuccillo has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at James Madison University.
Natalie Fuccillo ledger:
High School: Eastport-South Manor, New York
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: James Madison University
Club Affiliation: Yellow Jackets 2015 Blue LM
Major lacrosse honors: All-Division, 2013 ESM Coach Award, 2013 National US Lacrosse School Girls Team 1, Suffolk County Champions 2012/2013
Academic honors, service projects: ESM Varsity Leaders Club, Natural Helpers, Key Club
What will you major in/study? Sport and Recreation Management
Why did you choose JMU? “JMU has a great reputation academically and athletically. I look forward to playing for Coach (Shelley) Klaes-Bawcombe. I know I will grow as a lacrosse player and person while at JMU. Go Dukes!”
What is your team’s outlook for the upcoming season? “We have a solid core of returning players that will enable us to continue our success on the field.”
Thank You: “First and foremost I would like to thank my parents for their continued support in my lacrosse career. I would also like to thank Dr. Paci and Steve Tria at Team 13 Fitness for helping me recover from my torn ACL in 2012. Thank you to Coach Carol Rose, Coach Pete Mitchell and Coach Joe Leighton of the LI Yellow Jackets who have all helped me become a stronger and confident player. A special thank you to Coach Becky Thorn of ESM who has coached me on varsity since 8th grade. Coach Thorn continues to push me on the field and in classroom.”
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