By Molly Tow
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/11/11
Upper Dublin rising senior attack Brooke Callahan has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lafayette College.
Callahan scored 60 goals and was named First Team Suburban One American Conference this year when she helped the Cardinals win the league title and advance to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament. Callahan plays club lacrosse for the Phantastix.
Callahan, who plans to major in Biology, knew she wanted to attend Lafayette when she attended a lacrosse camp in Easton.
“I love the fact that it’s close to my home and that it’s such a good school academically,” Callahan said. “I always knew I wanted to go to a school that was close to home and was smaller. It was just a perfect fit. I knew as soon as I came on campus that it was the school I wanted to go to.”
Lafayette is coached by Hatboro-Horsham alum Alison Fisher.
Callahan is the second Upper Dublin rising senior to commit to a Division I college. Midfielder Kelly Cross has committed to Syracuse.
Upper Dublin made the state tournament for the first time in 2011 and will return nearly its entire team.
“It was an unbelievable season,” Callahan said. “We knew we had a very strong team, and we have a young team. We’re only losing two of our seniors, and hopefully we can come back and make it back to states. It was the best feeling in the world, being able to take our team to states and putting Upper Dublin on the map for girls lacrosse.”
Callahan is grateful to all of her coaches for guiding her through the entire recruiting process. In particular, Upper Dublin head coach Dee Cross has been a strong presence in Callahan’s life. “Every time I had a question about something, she would help me out and she’s kind of like a second mom in that aspect,” Callahan said.