By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 12/14/16
The Hill School (PA) 2019 goalie Mariah Sweeney has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at University of Delaware.
Mariah Sweeney profile:
High School: The Hill School, PA
Graduation Year: 2019
College Choice: University of Delaware
Club Affiliations: Dynamite Lacrosse, MesaFresh
2016 Outstanding Goalie at Delaware Winter Clinic
2016 All-Star Goalie at JMU Summer Camp
2016 All-Star Goalie at Maximum Exposure Camp
2016 Under Armour UnderClass Philly Command Team – Finalist
2016 NT Philly Team 4 selection – Undefeated
2015 NXT Philly Girls Showcase FAB 40 and Outstanding Goalie selection
2015 Northstar 150 – Players that Impressed & Coaches Award Recipient
2x Brine National Classic All-Star Academy selection (2014 & 2015)
What will you major in/study? Exercise Science
Why did you choose Delaware? “The beautiful campus of The University of Delaware has everything I wanted in a school. Both the academics and the athletics are a perfect fit for me as a student/athlete. The attention I received from the coaching staff and the players during my unofficial visit is what made all the difference. I look forward to playing with the great group of athletes and coaches in the next few years.”
HS team’s outlook for 2017 season? “For 2017 we have a great group of senior leaders coming back to help take on an always competitive Mid Atlantic Prep League schedule. I am hoping with the addition of some new players we can challenge for the league title as well as do well in the Pennsylvania Independent School tournament.”
Thank You: “There are so many people that have played such a big part in my recruiting process that I need to thank.
“Many thanks to my 3 coaches at Dynamite Lacrosse, Director Maureen Burger and Coaches Nikki Stevenson and Alli Allen for all the guidance you provided. MesaFresh Coach Peter Rohr thank you so much for everything you did in making this happen for me, it will never be forgotten! Paul Gebert, I owe a lot to you because if it was not for you I would have never gotten started with lacrosse in the first place. Coach Shannon Summers from The Hill School thank you for always being someone I could count on for advice and perspective during this crazy time! To Coach Kathy Kelley thank you for believing in and encouraging me during the brief time I played for you. That meant a lot!
“Coach Kateri (Linville) and Coach Corrine (Drost) I am thrilled with my decision to become a Blue Hen and want to thank both of you for allowing me the opportunity to continue my passion of playing lacrosse for the University of Delaware! I cannot wait to get started! Mom and Dad words cannot say enough. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
Other schools considered: Louisville, James Madison, Temple, Florida, Drexel
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