By Chris Goldberg
Philllacrosse.com, Posted 2/20/09
Harriton senior midfielder Jess Rothstein has signed a letter of intent to play next year at Lafayette College.
“She has been my coach at Ultimate Goal Lacrosse for years and I know from personal experience what a great coach she is,” Rothstein said of the Horsham native who coaches for the Philly club team. “I loved the school and its academics, and I loved the girls on the team. I know she’ll do great things with the program.
“She did everything to show me she wanted me. She treated me like part of the family.”
Rothstein, who serves as Vice President of her school and is in the International Baccalaureate, has high academic goals. Last summer she participated in the Pennsylvania Governor’s School of Excellence.
“I want to be a brain surgeon and eventually I want to go into biochemical engineering,” she said. “I’d like to go to Africa and open up a practice.”
Rothstein also is excited about her last year at Harriton. In 2008, first-year coach George Dick helped turn the Rams (12-8) into a tri-champion in the Del-Val League and now the team moves into the rugged Central League.
Rothstein believes ht eteam can hold its own.
“In coach’s first year we had a huge turnaround, it was our best record in years,” she said. “And we did play the big teams like the Radnors and Conestogas and we had some win over Central League teams while playing about seven freshmen on the field.
“We’re still young, but the freshmen have a year under their belt and we’re going to be competitive. We have high hopes, we should make some noise.”