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Women’s recruit: Downingtown West senior midfielder Tabor signs Letter of Intent to play at New Hampshire

Friday, 11th December 2009

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 12/11/09

Downingtown West senior attack Jaymie Tabor has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I lacrosse at the University of New Hampshire.

Tabor was a second-team All-Ches-Mont League and Honorable Mention selection for the Whippets in 2009 when she helped her team finish 12-5-1 and reach the second round of the District 1 playoffs. She had 54 goals and 22 assists despite missing part of the season with knee and wrist injuries.

At New Hampshire, she plans to major in Nursing.

“I chose it because I always loved the area,” she said. “My uncle is from the area and when I visited there I fell in love with the school.”

Tabor also spoke highly of new head coach Michael Daly, a former UNH assistant who had a strong Division II career at Stonehill College (Mass.). Daly inherits a Wildcats team that went 12-7 in 2009 and was in the national rankings all season.

“He said he is looking for players that like transition play,” Tabor said. “That’s where I fit in.”

At New Hampshire, Tabor will be joined by fellow Philly recruit Jamie DePetris (Archbishop Carroll).

Tabor also was a standout for the Downingtown West soccer team, which recently won its second state championship in three years. She was an All-Ches-Mont League First-Team pick at midfield.

Tabor also excels in academics. She was named an Academic All-American in 2009 and is a member of the National Honor Society. Tabor plays for the PA Express club team.

Tabor is one of two Whippets to sign with a Division I college; midfielder Morgan Obendorfer has signed with Ohio State.

Tabor is optimnistic the Whippets can continue to be a Ches-Mont contender and a team that can go far in district play.

“Last year was a little bit of a rebuilding year and this year we have 17 seniors,” Tabor said. “We’ll see how we do, but I think we should be (strong).”



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