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Women’s recruit: Manheim Township senior defender Ketchum commits to IUP

Saturday, 12th November 2011

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Recruiting  
 

By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/12/11

Manheim Township senior defender Erin Ketchum has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Indiana University (Pa.).

Erin Ketchum log:

Erin Ketchum (right)

High School: Manheim Township

Graduation Year: 2012

Position: Defender

College Choice: Indiana University (PA)

Club Affiliation: X-treme

Major lacrosse honors: 4-year varsity letter winner in lacrosse and swimming

Academic honors: Honor Roll, Lancaster County Special Olympics Swim Coach for 4 years, Interact Club Officer, Habitat for Humanity, Soloist at St. Peters Lutheran Church

What will you major in/study?
“I am undecided but I am leaning toward Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education. Since IUP is such a large University it gives me lots of options.”

Why did you choose school? “I am very excited to further my education and to play for The Crimson Hawks at IUP. I chose IUP because I fell in love with the campus, the academic opportunities, and the up and coming lacrosse program coached by Mindy Richmond. Coach Richmond was a great Division 2 player at Gannon, and I was impressed with her coaching staff and her commitment to get to the next level. My experience with Manheim Township and X-treme has prepared me to contribute to the successful and competitive D2 program. The PSAC Conference will provide a lot of competitive play that I look forward to playing in.”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “Our team has high expectations for the season. We have won Districts for the past three years and hope to keep that title again this year. We only graduated one starter, and our team is stacked with seniors and other experienced starters… so this is our year to put Manheim Township Girls Lacrosse at the top.”

Other comments: “I first got started playing lacrosse in 3rd grade because my older brother, Preston played. I was lucky enough to have a variety of coaches who have taught me not only how to play the game, but also how to love the game. My teammates from both my club team, X-treme 2012, and my high school, Manheim Township, have been supportive and amazing to play with. My parents have also encouraged me to do my best in off season to get in shape, work hard at practices, and do my best during games.”

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