By Molly Tow
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/19/11
Manheim Township rising senior midfielder Carolyn Westphal has committed to play Division I lacrosse at Brown University and begin the admissions process.
Westphal helped Manheim Township win its third straight District 3 championship last year while earning All- Lancaster-Lebanon League, Honorable Mention All-American and Academic All-American.
Westphal plays club lacrosse for Lancaster Area X-treme, and excels in her academics and leadership as well. She had earned High Honors throughout high school and is the Student Council President.
Brown has been on Westphal’s radar since before she decided to play college lacrosse.
“I chose Brown because it has been one of my dream schools throughout high school and middle school,” said Westphal. “My family went there two summers ago, and as soon as I stepped on the campus, I absolutely loved it there.
“I went last October for an unofficial visit, I met a bunch of the girls from the team and I talked to the coaches a lot; and it just confirmed my decision that that’s where I wanted to be.”
Westphal is the second PA rising senior to commit to Brown. She will join Friends’ Central midfielder Becca Dahle on the Bears for the 2012-2013 season.
Other Manheim Township players who have made commitments to play Division 1 lacrosse are midfielder Molly Hendrick (North Carolina, rising junior), midfielder Megan Pinkerton (Temple, rising senior), midfielder Devon Schneider (Florida, rising senior), and goalie Shannon Nee (Connecticut, rising senior).
Manheim Township went 23-1 last year, bowing to Great Valley in overtime in the first round of the state tournament.
“We had a really good season,” said Westphal. “We were undefeated in the league, and when we got to states we lost in the first round, but we lost in overtime, so we couldn’t have asked for more.”
Westphal is optimistic the Blue Streaks can do even better in 2012.
“We hope to win the league and to make it farther in states than we did last year,” said Westphal. “And just to keep working well together as a team. We already do that, but we want to keep on respecting each other and working well as a unit.”
Note: Student-athletes applying to Ivy League schools must continue to progress through the admissions process
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