By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/30/09
Freedman was a US Lacrosse First-Team All-American and a First-Team All-Phillylacrosse.com pick last year when she collected 80 goals and 80 assists and led the Red Raiders (25-1) to the first Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association championship.
Freedman, an Honorable Mention Phillylacrosse.com Player of the Year pick, also was an Academic All-American and first-team All-Central League choice. Freedman also was a member of the Philly1 team that claimed the championship at the national tournament and was listed as one of the top 25 seniors by Inside Lacrosse this summer.
At Georgetown, she plans to enroll in the Business school. She will join Radnor grad and 2008 Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year Kelly Barnes, who Freedman played with as a sophomore when Radnor won the District 1 Class AAA crown.
“Basically, Georgetown was a really good fit for me,” said Freedman, a member of the National Honor Society who helped the Philly girls place third last summer at the Under Armour Underclassmen games. “The campus is spread out and it’s not too big. But at the same time, it has its own campus, so it’s not too much city.
“I really liked the team and the coach as well as the program. And I feel the program can do well.”
Freedman has gotten used to winning. Also, a cross-country and basketball standout, she has helped the Raiders go 48-1 the past two years. In 2010, Radnor, which returns seven girls that have signed with Division I teams, will have to deal with being the favorite to repeat as state champs.
“We definitely have the talent,” Freedman said. “We’re all so close, we expect to do well.”
Freedman – also a US Lacrosse All-American as a sophomore – said the Raiders are prepared to accept the challenge of being chased.
“It will be tough; we do have a huge target on our backs,” she said. “But that’s the fun of it.
“It’s good to have the experience because you need it. Teams that are our contenders are also our big rivals, and we want to beat them. We get really hyped for those games. And we all love lacrosse; we’re not going to take anything lightly.”
Freednman also is in the news this week because she will be one of seven Delaware County student-athletes honored by the Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Thursday at the chapter’s fall awards luncheon at Barnaby’s of Ridley Township. The honor is for Freedman’s accomplishments on and off the fields and courses.
Freedman, also a member of the school band for four years, helped Radnor win the Class AAA state cross country championship as a freshman. This fall she won the Delaware County Meet championship and was undefeated in the Central League.
Freedman also reached states in cross country all four years and last year she led Delaware County in scoring (19.8) during the basketball season. Freedman also prepares meals for the homeless as part of her church community service activities and has earned certification as a youth league lacrosse official while working at youth basketball and lacrosse camps.