By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 6/12/16
Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) 2019 midfielder Kiera Shanley has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Northwestern University.
Kiera Shanley profile:
High school: Fayetteville-Manlius HS, N.Y.
Year of graduation: 2019
College committed to: Northwestern University
Club team: Salt City Snipers Lacrosse Club
Lacrosse Honors: CNY All-League, Varsity Rookie of the Year, Northwestern Camp Co-MVP, Boston College Elite Camp Co-MVP, Northstar Top 150, Capital City Classic Tournament MVP
Academic Honors: High Honor Roll
Intended major: Undecided
Why did you choose Northwestern? “I chose Northwestern because it had everything I was looking for in a school. I fell in love with the campus, the coaching staff and their strong emphasis on family. Not only is it an amazing lacrosse program it is also one of the best academic schools in the country. I could not imagine myself going anywhere else.”
HS team’s outlook for 2017: “We lost a lot of seniors last year, but we have a strong group of returners who are ready to work hard this season. I am really excited for the 2017 season!”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents for always pushing me to work my hardest and thank them and my brother for all the time, sacrifice and support they have given me. I would also like to thank the Salt City Snipers Lacrosse coaches, especially Kate Noel and Gabby Jaquith for helping me to love the sport of lacrosse and encouraging me to develop into the player I am today. Lastly, I would like to thank my teammates and friends for constantly supporting me.”
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