By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 9/27/16
New Trier (IL) 2017 midfielder Kyra Elizabeth LaMotte has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Furman University.
Kyra Elizabeth LaMotte profile:
High school: New Trier High School, Winnetka Illinois
Year of graduation: 2017
College committed to: Furman University
Club affiliation: 2016-present Summit Elite Coach Zoë Smith, 2011-2015 Wildcat Elite Coach Taylor Harris
Lacrosse honors: New Trier High School Varsity Captain 2016-2017, US National Team Illinois 2016, Under Armour Uncommitted Team 2014-2015, Brine Team Illinois 2014
Academic honors, service projects: Chinese Honors society, Bridge Builder (student adviser), New Trier Honor Roll, Study Abroad Program summer 2016 in China
Intended major: Health Sciences, future plans to work in forensics
Why did you choose Furman: “Where do I begin… from the day I stepped foot on ground I felt a connection and could see my future. The icing on the cake is that it has a strong science and Chinese program, coupled with an amazing girls lacrosse program. Upon meeting Coach Rachel Whitten, I knew that this would be a perfect fit due to her strong leadership and knowledge of the sport. Lastly have you ever seen the campus? It’s breathtaking.
“My goal was to play at strong academic school first, and preferably a division 1 program. Coach Whitten couples with Furman’s strong academics and D1 sports is a perfect fit. I look forward to making a positive contribution to the team and university.”
HS team’s outlook for 2017: “Moving into the 2016-2017 season, New Trier is showing some strong senior players both offensively and defensively along with the strength and skill of rising underclassmen. I foresee a strong/competitive effort to make it to the state championship again. Our strength lies with our intense level of teamwork and contributions from every single member of the team. This success comes from a 100% effort from every single girl. This supportive bond is essential to our success.”
Thank You: “Most importantly, I would like to thank my travel coaches Zoë Smith and Taylor Harris, my high school coaches Pete Collins and Kristen Murray, my instructional coaches Mark Bundra and Sam Story, my college counselors Jim Conroy and Sue Franklin, my wonderful high school teammate and my travel teammates (also HS rivals) who encourage me to be a better player. Finally, I want to thank my parents for supporting me through this whole process and affording me this dream.”
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