By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 2/3/14
Smithtown East (N.Y.) freshman attack Julia Smith has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Julia Smith ledger:
High School: Smithtown High School East, N.Y.
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: UMass-Amherst
Club Affiliation: LI Elite Yellow Jackets 2017 Blue
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: Primetime Showcase, UNC Elite Lacrosse Camp, High Point Winter Camp, UMass 6v6 Westside, U-15 Regional Qualifier (Champs), U-15 National lacrosse Tournament Florida, Team Nike Lacrosse Camp Syracuse NY; 2012-UNC Summer Elite Camp, Laxology, 8th grade Varsity starter, 2012 Brine National Lacrosse Classic (Long Island South) – Final Four
Academic honors, service projects: Saint Phillip and James Impact Group
What will you major in/study: undecided
Why did you choose the school: “It has a good balance of academics and lacrosse, and because of Coach Angela McMahon.”
HS team’s outlook for 2014 season: “After a near miss in the playoffs in 2013, I expect the team with our new Coach, Ann Naughton, to make Section XI playoffs and go from there.”
Thank You: “Thanks to my parents, William and Joanne; Carol Rose, CEO of LI Elite Yellow Jackets; Tracy Weiner, Scott Huff, Jackie Lyons, Pete Van Middelem, Hannah Van Middelem, Al Bertolone, and all my YJ 2017 Blue teammates.”
Other schools considered: High Point University, Bryant, Florida, UNC
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