By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/19/16
Episcopal School of Dallas (TX) 2019 midfielder Caroline Cheetham has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at University of Southern California (USC).
Caroline Cheetham profile:
High School: Episcopal School of Dallas, TX
Graduation Year: 2019
College Choice: University of Southern California
Club Affiliation: C2C Lacrosse
2014 Inside Lacrosse Texas High School Girls Invitational Standout Player and All-Tournament Team (8th grader)
2015 Sentry Hot 100 Showcase (rising Freshman): Outstanding Player Award
2015 C2C Spotlight Showcase Standout Player and All-Star Team
2015 3d 2019 Girls National Training Camp All-Star Team (FL)
2015 Inside Lacrosse/C2C Texas Prospect Day Standout Player
2016 UnderArmour Underclass Command Division Standout at the UA All-America Games
What will you major in/study? Undecided/Design or Pre-Vet
Why did you choose USC? “I chose USC because it is everything I was looking for in a university. The first time I arrived on campus, it felt like home. The players and coaching staff welcomed me like I was part of the team already. I knew it was the kind of program I wanted to be a part of after visiting and watching them play and practice.
“There are many other schools that have teams consistently going to championships, but USC is on the rise and they become stronger each time they play and that is what I want to be a part of and what I love about this program.
“I knew that I was set on going to USC when I started comparing every other school to USC. Nothing quite compared to it for me – the incredible academics and academic support available, the coaches, the atmosphere, the players I met, the amazing facilities and everyone just seemed to love being there. I am honored and excited to become a Trojan!”
HS team’s outlook for 2017 season? “We lost a few very talented Seniors from last year but have some amazing players across all grade levels and we hope to contend for the Texas State Championship again this year (lost the Championship last year in OT).”
Thank You: “I would love to thank my coaches Maggie Koch and Molly Ford for helping me get to this point. I would not have wanted any other mentors and coaches by my side for this process. They are amazing coaches and have done so much for me and they continue to teach girls how to learn and love the game of lacrosse.
“I would also like to thank my parents for traveling with me to every tournament, camp, or showcase and my twin brother, Connor, for his support and countless hours of lacrosse in the backyard. No matter what, they stood by me and helped me achieve an opportunity of a lifetime.
“Outside of my family, the one person that has been a part of my lacrosse career the longest is my good friend Jay Browne. I want to thank her for being the best teammate on and off the field since 5th grade. Lastly, I would love to thank Lindsay, Devon and Alyssa for welcoming me to the Trojan family. Fight On!”
Other schools considered: Johns Hopkins University; University of Notre Dame
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