By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/29/11
Radnor senior defender Molly Samson has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Franklin & Marshall.
Molly Samson log:
College Choice: Franklin and Marshall
Club Affiliation: SEPA
Major Lacrosse Honors: Member of 2009 and 2010 state championship teams; National Tournament team 2 junior year; US Lacrosse Academic All-American, 2011
Academic Honors: National Honor Society, Distinguished Honor Roll, US Lacrosse All Academic
Why did you choose school: “I chose Franklin and Marshall because I knew I would love the school with or without lacrosse. Coach (Lauren) Paul and all the girls on the team only made my decision easier. I love the balance between academics and athletics. The campus is beautiful and I love the atmosphere of a small liberal arts college.”
What are your expectations for the 2012 high school season? “My expectations are to be a contender for the state title. I expect nothing less of my team and Radnor lacrosse. We are losing a few key players but we are all ready to step it up.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank my coaches, Brooke Fritz, Phylis Kilgour, Erin Zimmerman, Deb Sloane, and Peter Samson. They have taught me so much about the game of lacrosse and have helped me so much through this process. I would never be where I am today without their help. I would also like to thank my parents, Peter and Lynne Samson, and my siblings, Katie, Brian, and David, for introducing me to the sport of lacrosse and constantly supporting me.”
Other info: Samson is the younger sister of Katie Samson, whose spirit has been the focus of the annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival, which enters its 12th year next April. The event is annually the largest single-day tournament im the nation and raises money for research and development for spinal cord injuries.