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Womens’ recruit: Bayard Rustin’s Brewer will stay close to home at St. Joseph’s

Monday, 23rd February 2009

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, posted 2/23/09

Bayard Rustin senior attacker Leana Brewer has signed a letter of intent to play next year at St. Joseph’s University.

Brewer, who helped the Golden Knights win reach the District 1 finals last year, picked St. Joe’s for its atmosphere.

“During my visit it felt like the girls were so nice and I felt so comfortable at the university,” she said. “The whole program was more family-oriented, that’s what attracted me the most.

“I also wanted to stay close to home so my family could watch my games. It’s close to Philadelphia and there is always something to do in the city.”

Brewer, a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society, said she may go into pre-med and plan to become a researcher.

“I don’t think I’d become a surgeon, but I want to do research, maybe in biology,” she said.

For now, Brewer is geared for the start of the season. Last year the Golden Knights won the Ches-Mont League’s American Conference crown and gave undefeated Radnor all it could handle before bowing in the district finals, 15-11.

This year’s team will have to replace a large number of seniors that helped the program finish 36-6 in its two years since splitting from West Chester East and Henderson high schools in the West Chester School District.

“We feel like that group set the bar high for our lacrosse program,” she said. “We are hoping to follow in their footsteps and have another great season.

“Our two coaches really work us hard, and at the same time we have a lot of fun. It’s a great group of girls and I believe we’ll have a really great outcome this season.”

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