By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 3/1/14
Middle Country (N.Y.) freshman attack Jamie Ortega has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of North Carolina.
Jamie Ortega ledger:
High School: Attends Centereach (N.Y.) and plays for the district’s team, Middle Country
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: University of North Carolina
Club Affiliation: Long Island Elite Yellow Jackets 2017 Blue
Major lacrosse honors: HS Varsity Starter since 7th grade, All County 2013, Newsday Player to Watch 3/13, Syracuse Nike Cup MVP 7/13, UNC Winter Camp MVP 12/13
What will you major in/study? Physician’s Assistant
Why did you choose school? “UNC has the perfect blend of outstanding academics, amazing lacrosse and tremendous school spirit. The coaches are amazing and the players I met and spent time with were great to be around.”
Outlook for your High School team? “We hope to make a deep run into the playoffs. We know we have to pull together as a team and share the ball and continue to work on our game. We are in a tough division and we play the top D-1 teams in Suffolk County.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank Coach Carol Rose and Coach Tracy Weiner from the Yellow Jackets. Their encouragement and help in the recruiting process was very much appreciated. I would like to thank my team coaches, Huff, Cook and Coach Pete! I would like to thank my parents for always making me work hard and I would like to thank my sister Nikki for always challenging me to be better.”
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