By Ed Jennett
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/20/11
Haverford High rising senior defender Caroline Doran has committed to play Division III lacrosse at national power Franklin & Marshall College.
Doran helped the Fords (12-8) advance to the second round of the District 1 playoffs in 2011 while earning US Lacrosse Academic All-American and Honorable Mention Central League honors.
Doran, who plays club lacrosse for SEPA Green, also was a Defensive MVP at the Philly Showcase in 2010 and earned the school’s Hustle Award in 2011. She also is a member of the ESPN RISE Watch List for rising seniors.
Doran plans to pursue screenwriting/film production and hopes to major in Film Studies and Creative Writing.
“I chose F&M because every time I stepped onto campus I immediately felt that I belonged there,” said Doran.
F&M won the national title in 2010 under coach Lauren Paul. Last year the Diplomats went 19-3 and reached the NCAA quarterfinals.
“Lauren Paul was a huge factor in my (decision),” said Doran. “And knowing that F&M has great potential to win more national championships, it’s something I can’t wait to be a part of.”
Doran is a member of the Honor Roll at Haverford and was named Student of the Month in 2010. She also serves as a Youth Lacrosse Coach for Haverford Township Rec and is a Youth Tutor for Bethel Academy.
Doran is the second Haverford rising senior to commit to play college lacrosse. Midfielder Katrina Geiger has committed to Loyola.
“This coming season I expect nothing but momentum and improvement on last year’s efforts and expectations,” Doran said. “We will definitely be a competitor in the Central League.”
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