By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/14/12
Conestoga senior midfielder Catie Smith has committed to the admissions process at Cornell University.
Catie Smith log:
High School: Conestoga High School
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: Cornell University
Club Team: Phantastix
What will you major in/study? Communications
Why did you choose Cornell? “I chose Cornell because of its outstanding academics as well as its competitive lacrosse program. The team is all about team first which is really important to me. After playing at a camp under Coach (Jenny) Graap (West Chester East grad), Coach (Suzie) Friedrich, and Coach (Karrie) Moore, I knew that Cornell was where I wanted to play.”
High School team outlook for next season? “I have a very good feeling for our upcoming high school season. We came so close last year, and we’re not willing to give up. We have a very strong senior class and a close knit team, and we’re ready to win that State Championship.”
Additional Comments: “I would like to thank my family for supporting me through every step.
“I would also like to thank my coaches over the years. My high school coach Amy Orcutt has been so helpful and supportive of me throughout my recruiting process, and my club lacrosse coaches JoAnn Yusko, Sue Frazier and Chrissy Poplawski for giving me such a great opportunity and molding me into the player I am.
“Lastly I would like to thank all of my teammates, high school and club, for challenging me to my best ability.”
Note – Student-athletes applying to Ivy League schools must continue through the admissions process.
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