By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/8/20
Penn Charter rising senior midfielder-attack Blaine Steinberg has committed to play Division I lacrosse at Dartmouth College.
Steinberg scored 76 goals this year and earned Inter-Ac League first-team honors as
well as Academic All-American, helping the Quakers finish third in the Inter-Ac with an 11-7 record.
Steinberg, who plays club lacrosse for Ultimate Goal, suffered a setback two weekends ago when she tore her anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee at the National Draw Championships at Cherokee High in Marlton, N.J. She is expected to need at least six months to rehabilitate the knee, but doctors said she should play in the spring.
Steinberg said the injury has not dimmed her excitement about committing to Dartmouth.
“The coach (Unionville graduate Amy Patton) is great about it, she really understanding,” said Steinberg, who will undergo surgery on Aug. 2. “There were 16 girls committed between us and the class above us, and three of us are dealing with torn ACL’s.
“The coaches had it (ACL surgery) done three times, and I will be a year removed from surgery when I show up. I’m a very positive person and I have a good outlook.”
Steinberg, who has earned High Honors in the classroom at PC, said she liked the mix of strong academics and an Ivy League lacrosse program at Dartmouth. She is undecided on a major.
“At Dartmouth I got a great feeling,” she said. “Everyone says it’s the perfect balance between academics and athletics. I saw myself fitting into the social scene.”
Steinberg was happy with her season at Penn Charter, which had a key win over league champion Episcopal Academy and improved from a 7-10 season in 2009.
“I think we had a really good season,” Steinberg said. “We beat Episcopal and that was a great win for us. I think the team came together and it was a great group of girls. We had a lot of fun.”
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