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Women’s recruit: Great Valley senior defender/midfielder Shaughnessy commits to William & Mary

Tuesday, 8th November 2011

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

By Molly Tow, Posted 11/8/11

Great Valley High School senior defender/midfielder Catherine Shaughnessy has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at William & Mary.

Catherine Shaughnessy log:

Catherine Shaughnessy

High School: Great Valley High School

Graduation Year: 2012

Position: Defense/midfield

College Choice: William & Mary

Club Affiliation: Mongoose

Major lacrosse honors: Academic All-American 2011, All Ches-Mont League Honorable Mention, 2011, All-American National Classic Team, 2011, Team Captain, 2011-2012.

Academic honors: Distinguished Honor Roll all semesters, selected to participate in Swiss Semester and studied in Zermatt, Switzerland for the first semester of sophomore year.

Why did you choose William & Mary? “The campus is beautiful and I love the location of the school. My parents will be able to attend many of my games and the future of the program looks promising with our new coach, Brooke Ireland. The girls in my recruitment are incredible. I instantly bonded with all of them, and they are tremendous athletes. I also liked the academic rigor of the school.”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “Our high school team is going to be a force this year. After coming so close to going to the state championship game last year, we are more determined than ever. We have set our sights on the state title and we are focused to hit our target.”

Other comments: “I would like to thank my high school coach, Joe Tornetta. He has taught me so much not only about lacrosse, but also about myself as a person, and I am truly grateful for that. I am especially thankful for the players that graduated ahead of me at Great Valley. We have a legacy of great players and they are an inspiration to me.”



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