By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/20/12
Notre Dame Academy rising senior attack-midfielder Nora McCallion has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Joseph’s University.
Nora McCallion log:
High school: Notre Dame Academy
Graduation year: 2013
Position: Attack/ Midfield
College choice: Saint Joseph University
Club affiliations: Phantastix
Major lacrosse honors: First Team All Inter-Ac-2012, High Honorable Mention All Phillylacrosse.com-2012, Second Team All Delaware County-2012, Second Team All Main Line-2012, Main Line Times Athlete of The Week-2012, 6th Leading Point Scorer in Delaware County- 2012, Under Armour Underclassman Team- 2010, 2012, Honorable Mention All Main Line- 2011, Honorable Mention All Delaware County- 2011, Philly Showcase Camp All Star- 2011, Philly Showcase Tournament All Star- 2010, Maximum Exposure Rising Sophomore Camp All Star- 2010, Philly National Team 4- 2011, Philly National Team 2- 2012, ESPN Rising Sophomore and Junior Watch List
What will you major in/study: Business/Finance
Why did you choose school: “I chose Saint Joe’s because I loved the balance it offers academically and athletically. They have a very good business school and I believe I will get a strong foundation in finance and economics there. The campus is beautiful and it is close to the city, where there is so much to do. I loved that Saint Joe’s has a strong family atmosphere and a strong supportive system. As I got to know Coach Denise Roessler, I really believed that Saint Joe’s was pushing to rebuild and achieve greater success in the years to come and that is what I want to achieve in my college career.”
Outlook for your high school team: “We are coming off a very good season, where we were Co-Inter-Ac Champions, which was the first time we ever won the Inter-Ac League. We lost a couple of very good players. However, we are also returning a lot of our starting line-up. I definitely think we will be contenders for a repeat performance and win the League outright this season.”
Other comments: “I would just like to thank my parents and my brothers and sister for always supporting me and helping me to be the best that I can be. I would like to thank my high school coaches, Coach (Erin) Cook and Coach (Laura) Losey, for all they have done for me and for making me a better player. I would also like to thank Ms. (JoAnn) Yusko, Mrs. (Sue) Frazier, Coach (Chrissy) Poplawski, and Coach (Margie) Garrity, who are my Club coaches and really helped me through the recruiting process and really helped me to be a better player. I also wish to thank Coach Duck (Jen Duckenfield) for pushing me to be a better player.”
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