By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/7/10
Springfield-Delco senior goalie Kristy Reid has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division II lacrosse at Shippensburg University.
Reid was a member of a Cougars team last year that shared the Central League championship with Radnor and Strath Haven and reached the District 1 and state finals. She plays club lacrosse for SEPA.
Reid joined teammate Courtney Kennedy (midfielder) and North Pernn attack Garrie Grenfel as Shippensburg signees. There are two other former Cougars on the Shippensburgroster, Kennedy’s sister, Lindsey, a sophomore XXX, and junior goalie Meghan Kearney.
Reid plans to major in business.
“When I went to visit Shipp with my mom, all I kept telling her was ‘this is the school for me, I love this school,’” she said. “The people were so comforting and respectful, which I knew I needed since I am going far away from home.
“The campus is so pretty and from the minute I met Coach (Mia) Gambino, she made me feel as if I was already a player on the team.”
Reid also is pleased with the thought of playing college lacrosse with Lindsey Kennedy, and Kearney, her mentor.
“Lindsey Kennedy is like an older sister to me and such a talented player,” she said. “I can’t wait to play on the field with her again.
“I decided to switch from field to goalie when I was a freshman on the team and that’s when Meg Kearney was the senior goalie. I remember her giving me advice and supporting me when I knew little to nothing about the position.
“I know I’ll be asking for her advice when transitioning onto a new team next year. Not only is Courtney Kennedy my best friend, but she has the true ‘lacrosse player’ mind, which makes my job a lot easier by having the ability to trust her in front of me on the field.”
Reid said the Cougars will again be a power despite the loss of several key seniors.
“This year, my expectations are high,” she said, “I have the right to say this because I know how talented the girls are on the team and when you combine that with our coaching staff, the sky is the limit.
“I am taking the place of such an amazing goalie (Janel Folkemer, now at Cabrini) and I really hope I get the chance to help my team rise to the top this year. I know this year will probably be the best experience of my high school career and I can’t wait for the season to begin.”