By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/8/10
Ursuline Academy (Del.) senior midfielder Austin Noonan has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Boston University.
Noonan was a First Team All-State and Honorable Mention US Lacrosse All-American pick for Ursuline, which went 11-5 and reached the semifinals of the Delaware state tournament. Noonan, who also was selected to try out for the US U-19 National team this sumer, had more than 225 career goals in high school and plays club lacrosse for the Phantastix.
At BU, Noonan will play for head coach Liz Robertshaw, a Strath Haven graduate who has a 57-22 record in four seasons and last year led the Terriers to their sixth straight American East crown.
Noonan, an Honor Roll student, is undecided on a major. She first became familiar with BU at summer camps and committed after attending camp in Boston again this summer.
“I love (coach Robertshaw) and that was a big part of it,” she said. “I fell in love with it. I didn’t commit right away, but comparing it to other schools, Boston was the place for me.”
Noonan said the tryout for the U-19 team was a thrill.
“It was so incredible, a great experience,” she said. “I had nothing to lose. It was great competition, and at the same time I had a lot of fun. I made the most of it.”
Noonan, who also plays basketball at Ursuline, expects her team to contend again for a playoff berth.
“We did very well last year and we have a lot of seniors coming back,” she said. “Many