By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 3/29/16
The Hill Academy (Ontario, Canada) 2017 defense Kaitlan Van Kessel has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Canisius College.
Kaitlan Van Kessel profile:
High School: The Hill Academy (Ontario, Canada)
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Canisius College
Club Affiliations: Orillia Lady Kings, Team Ontario, EDGE Lacrosse, Everest Travel Team
Lacrosse Honors: Heart & Hustle Award
What will you major in/study? Biology
Why did you choose Canisius? “I chose Canisius because I get to play with my sister, the level of lacrosse is strong, the team was very welcoming, the coaching staff are fantastic, and it is close to home. As well, Canisius College has strong academic programming in the areas of study I am looking for. I can’t wait to become a Golden Griff!”
HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “This year at The Hill Academy, we have played a tough schedule facing some of the top ranked US high school programs. The experience has been very rewarding and we look forward to our upcoming games.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents for all of their support throughout my recruiting process and for driving countless number of hours to take my sister and me to school visits and tournaments. As well, I would like to thank my current coaches, Carly Quinn and Tory Merril, for all of their support this year, for being amazing coaches, for sharing their passion for lacrosse, and for their help in the recruiting process. In addition, I would like to thank all of my other and previous coaches for contributing to my development as a player: Hill Performance Training, Mike Torkoff (NLSP), Pat Morris, Orillia Lady Kings, EDGE Lacrosse, Everest Lacrosse, Team Ontario.”
Other schools considered: Gannon, Campbell
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