By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/22/12
Garden City junior midfielder Tara DeAngelo has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.
Tara DeAngelo log:
High School: Garden City High School, N.Y.
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Villanova
Club Affiliation: Long Island Yellow Jackets
Major lacrosse honors: Class B New York State Championship 2011, 2012
Academic honors: Principal’s List, National Spanish Honor Society
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose the Villanova? “Villanova affords me the perfect balance between academics and athletics. Villanova has a great academic reputation and phenomenal history of athletics. Coach (Julie) Young has the opportunity to take the team to new levels, and I am excited to be a part of that. I knew I wanted to be close to home and Villanova will allow my family to share my collegiate lacrosse experience with me.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “Although we have graduated many key players, we have the opportunity to fill those shoes and look forward to hopefully winning another Class B State Championship.”
Other comments: “I want to thank my high school lacrosse coach Dianne Chapman for furthering my understanding of lacrosse and taking my game to the next level. I also want to thank my club coach Kristin Jones for her unending enthusiasm, commitment to lacrosse and desire to see our team excel. I thank Coaches Young, Xan (Weitzel) and Lauren (Sparks) for giving me the opportunity to attend and play at Villanova. I thank my parents and family for believing in me and providing me with the opportunities I’ve been given.”
Other schools considered? Fairfield, Yale, Hopkins, Georgetown
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