By Devon Mongeluzzi
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/6/09
North Penn senior defender Brittany Hanrahan has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Joseph’s University.
“I knew what I was looking for in a team,” Hanrahan says. “St. Joe’s is the best fit for me because I know that I’ll be competing at a high level against good players. Coach (Denise) Roessler is tough but she’s motivating. I know I’m going to be worked hard and be made into a better player because of it.”
Hanrahan was a first-team All-Suburban One Continental Conference, an Honorable Mention All-American and a third-team All-Phillylacrosse.com pick for the Maidens in 2009.
Hanrahan helped North Penn win the Continental Conference with an undefeated record, finish sixth in District 1 and qualify for the first Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association championships.
Hanrahan was elected as captain for next season at North Penn, a role that she is eager to fill.
“We have a lot of building to do because we lost eight starting seniors, but I hope to accomplish even more this year,” Hanrahan said. “There have been a lot of great girls before me who I really look up to and who have taught me a lot. I want to be able to motivate the underclassmen and continue North Penn’s winning tradition.”
Hanrahan is one of four North Penn seniors to commit to a Division I college. The others are midfielder Danielle Horn and defender Kaitlin Colbridge (both La Salle) and attack Abbie Hartman (Delaware). At St. Joseph’s, Hanrahan will join North Penn grad Julie Mineweaser, a sophomore that had 16 goals last year.
Seniors can sign National Letters of Intent to Division I colleges during the early signing period Nov. 11-18.