By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, posted 3/23/09
Hibbs, a second-team All-Ches-Mont National Conference choice last season, first thought she’d play soccer in college. But she decided late in her junior year to pursue a lacrosse scholarship and UMBC showed immediate interest.
“I always played soccer, but eventually I got burned out and I couldn’t see playing another four years,” she said. “Luckily, I had lacrosse to fall back on.
“The UMBC coaches contacted me after a summer tournament, and I loved the campus. The school is only 2 hours away and I liked the lacrosse program.”
Hibbs, a member of the National Honor Society, plans to become a pediatric oncologist.
“I have always been interested in the medical field and I have known since I was younger that I wanted to be a doctor,” she said. “I am interested in studying cancer, especially in pediatrics.”
Hibbs, for now, is hoping to guide a young Whippets team that enters the year as the defending Ches-Mont National Conference champions. Downingtown West is young, but talented.
“We lost a lot,” she said. “We lost our three top goal scorers, so this is a year for rebuilding. It will be challenging because everyone is in a new position, and we’ll be playing with people who never played varsity before.
“But it will be interesting. We’re working really hard and we’re hoping to be just as successful. I think we have the potential, we just have to work harder to get familiar with ourselves.”
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