By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/9/12
Harriton (PA) junior goalie Melina Avery has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.
Melina Woon Avery log:
High school: Harriton High School, PA
Graduation year: 2014
College choice: Syracuse University
Club affiliation: Ultimate Goal Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors: Under Armour Underclass All American 2012, Philly Showcase All Star 2010 & 2011, PAGLA U-15 team
What will you major in/study: Psychology/Arabic
Why did you choose school: “Syracuse has an incredible athletic and academic tradition with an excellent women’s lacrosse team and amazing coaches.”
Outlook for your high school team: “The Central League is always competitive, but Harriton should have a great season. I am looking forward to it.”
Thank yous: “Thank you to my family for all of their sacrifices and support, Coach DJ for everything, Coach Duck for making me a better player and person, Mr & Mrs. Hupfeldt at Competitive Edge for getting me started playing lacrosse by giving me my first stick, Mr. Braver & Mr. Henderson for being my first Coaches, Dr. Schwab for creating and maintaining such a great league, Coach Kim Jackson for beating me up, Tracy Nelson for telling me that I can do this, The Ferguson family and everyone that supports me at Harriton. Thank you to all of my Harriton teammates for playing with me for so many years. Shout out to Ultimate for being so supportive even though I just joined the team.”
Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com girls’ recruits, congratulates Melina Avery. Longstreth specializes in equipment, uniforms and apparel for women’s sports. Longstreth carries a huge selection of all the best women’s heads, handles, goalie gear and player accessories – including shoes and apparel. Visit longstreth.com for directions and information.