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Women’s recruit: Strath Haven junior defender Molloy commits to Vermont

Tuesday, 15th February 2011

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 2/15/11

Strath Haven junior defender Kelly Molloy has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Vermont.

Strath Haven junior Kelly Molloy has committed to Vermont (Photo by Bob Quinn)

Molloy was a starter for a Panthers team that won a share of its first Central League championship last year when it tied with Radnor and Springfield-Delco. She also plays club lacrosse for Ultimate Goal.

Molloy, a consistent Honor Roll student, is considering English or Business as a field of study.

“The girls are so cool and they reminded me of people I’d want to hang out with for four years,” said Molloy. “I really liked the coach (Jen Johnson), and It’s so beautiful there.”

She also considered Princeton and Davidson,

Molloy is the fourth Division I recruit for Strath Haven. Earlier, senior midfielder Alex Duckenfield signed with Vanderbilt, senior midfielder Jenna Frost signed with Colgate and senior defender/midfielder Summer O’Donnell signed with Drexel.

Molloy is confident the Panthers can contend for league, district and state honors this year. She also looks forward to the challenge of playing New Jersey power Moorestown, which comes to Strath Haven to play in a South Jersey-Philly showdown on April 2.

“All the girls are super excited about the season,” Molloy said. “We did lose three seniors and they were huge impact players on the field.

“But we have a lot of players back. We have great senior leadership. We’ll get to play the top team in New Jersey and we’re really hoping to defend our Central League title.”



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