By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 8/31/16
Washington Township (N.J.) 2018 attack Deanna Balsama has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at George Mason University.
Deanna Balsama profile:
High School: Washington Township High School, N.J.
Graduation Year: 2018
College Choice: George Mason University
Club Affiliation: South Jersey Devils
Major lacrosse honors: 1st Team All conference 2014-15 & 2015-16, 2nd team All South Jersey 2015-16, South Jersey School Girls Team 2016, MVP Award 2016, scored 100th goal by sophomore year
What will you major in/study? Undecided at the time, leaning towards business or education
Why did you choose this school? “Originally, GMU wasn’t on my list of schools, but after being invited to a camp last minute, I had so much fun and fell in love with the school. After leaving a meeting I had with Coach Jessy and Coach Greg I knew that is where I wanted to go and the team I want to play for.”
Outlook for 2017 HS season? “I hope that we continue to be competitive; we are in a strong division with some top teams. We had a strong group of girls graduate this past year, but I think we will continue to work hard and play together.”
People to thank: “I am so very thankful for my parents that have been pushing me since I started lacrosse to be the best that I can be; and for being able to afford to send me to camps over the summer. I am so grateful for them. In addition, if it wasn’t for my high school and club coaches, I would not be where I am today. Coach Ettor, Reali, McBride, Venturi and Coach Stockl have been pushing me so hard and I’m so thankful to have them as coaches.”
Other schools considered: La Salle, Campbell
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