Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/25/11
Courtesy of SuburbanOneSports.com
Neshaminy senior midfielder Caitlin Carrezola has signed a letter of intent to play Division II lacrosse at Holy Family University.
Carrezola was a First Team Suburban One National Conference pick for the Redskins this year when she broke the school record for goals (37). She served as team captain.
Carrezola will major in nursing at Holy Family.
“(Classmate) Kimber Kisselback was talking to the lacrosse coaches, and her dad actually mentioned my name to the coach (Sarah Lautenbach),” said Carrezola. “They came and watched one of our games, and she noticed me. We started e-mailing, and I visited the school and met with the coach.
“I wanted to play lacrosse in college, but I didn’t know because of our record if I would get looked at. I kind of thought my lacrosse career was over. I never knew I could take it to the next level. I always knew I wanted to continue with lacrosse. I just didn’t know I would be able to play in college. I’m really excited. It’s awesome.”
Holy Family went 7-10 in its third year of play this season, and was a solid 6-6 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
Neshaminy coach Gina Quaranta said that Carrezola was a leader in many ways.
“Caitlin was a definite leader and big motivator, leading by example and leading by her words to her teammates,” she said. “She really helped bring the team together. Especially in a situation where we were down goals or we were up goals – she always knew the right mentality to have.
“My favorite thing was just the way she led by example. She was somebody the other girls could always count on. We never hesitated to use her or to run a play for her. She broke the school record for Neshaminy girls’ lacrosse for goals in a season (with 37 goals), and we could always count on her to be consistent with her skills.
“Caitlin receiving a lacrosse scholarship is a huge deal for our program. It’s something that can keep the (girls) focused on the fact that we are trying to make this sport the real deal and something exciting and that there is a future for them in lacrosse even though they might not play until their freshman year.”
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