By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/15/16
Long Beach High School (NY) 2017 attack-midfield Katie Whelan has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hofstra University.
Katie Whelan profile:
High School: Long Beach High School, NY
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Hofstra University
Club Affiliation: Long Island Liberty Lacrosse
Lacrosse Honors: All-County Honorable Mention, All-Conference, LI All-American Nassau v. Suffolk Nominee and Nassau MVP
What will you major in/study? Exercise Science or Physical Therapy
Why did you choose Hofstra? “I chose Hofstra because of the proximity to home as well as the great program they have for the major I am interested in. Also the coaching staff, Shannon Smith and Shanna Brady, are very experienced in the game and I believe with them Hofstra will be able to do great things in the upcoming seasons.”
HS team’s outlook for 2017 season? “We are looking to to be a force in Conference 1 among other top-caliber teams. We’ve graduated great seniors last year but have strong and determined underclassmen to fill in those spots. Long Beach is looking to make it deeper into the playoffs this year.”
Thank You: “I’d like to thank my parents for supporting my decision fully and being there at all of my HS and travel games. My school coach Rachel Ray for pushing me beyond my limits on the field. Also the Liberty directors Danielle Gallagher and Meg Clarke as well as Megan Trotta for believing in me and guiding me through this process. Finally, Jeanine Sofield and Kim Miller my PAL Coaches for being the first people to see my potential and putting me in the best place to succeed.”
Other schools considered: Central Conneticut, Bryant
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