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By Darryl Grumling
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/7/10
Notre Dame High (N.J.) senior defender Ally Borda, of Yardley, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I lacrosse at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.
Borda was a second-team All-Colonial Valley Conference choice last year for the Irish,
who finished 9-6 overall.
“I picked Siena because I was interested in a couple of their education programs as well as the lacrosse team,” she said. “I really enjoyed myself when I spent an overnight visit there (in September), and I got along with the coach (Andrea Duffy) real well.”
Under Duffy, who took over as head coach last year, the Saints went 0-6 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and 6-10 overall.
“I knew I wanted to go Division I, and they presented themselves pretty early to me over the summer,” said Borda, who also considered Quinnipiac, Robert Morris, Scranton, Catholic and Bryant. “I really liked the campus, and the coach and the girls on the team were great.”
Borda, a captain of the Fighting Irish’s swimming squad and member of the National Honor Society, has played for Lower Bucks Lacrosse and the Ultimate Goal club. She is undecided on a major but will likely pursue something in the science field.
Borda’s triplet brothers, Joey and James, also are standouts at Notre Dame. James has committed to Division III Ohio Wesleyan.
“I definitely think we’re going to have a good year,” she said of the upcoming season. “We’re going to have a pretty strong group of upperclassmen, and a lot of other teams in the league lost a lot of seniors. We’re all pretty excited.”