By K.N. Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com. Posted 5/7/12
Bishop Eustace Prep senior midfielder Nicole Lankford has committed to play Division I lacrosse at Marquette University.
Nicole Lankford log:
High School: Bishop Eustace Prep
Graduation year: 2012
College Choice: Marquette
Club Affiliation: South Jersey Select Pink
Major lacrosse honors: 2009- First Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All South Jersey, Team MVP,
2010- First Team All-Conference, 2nd Team All-South Jersey, Team MVP, Scored 100th goal, 2010 School Girls team member for New Jersey South for the WNT
2011- First Team All-Conference, 2nd Team All-South Jersey, Team MVP, Team Captain. 2011 School Girls team member for New Jersey South for the WNT Team 1
2012- Team Captain
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose Marquette? “Everything about Marquette was a perfect fit. The atmosphere, the campus, the academics, athletics and coaches were exactly what I was looking for in a school. I had an immediate connection with the coaches and really respected their dreams for the future of Marquette Lacrosse. I think it will be a great fit and I am excited to have the opportunity to be part of the first program Marquette will have.”
Outlook for your high school team for the rest of the year? “I recently tore my ACL in our last preseason scrimmage before the start of our season. I will be missing my senior season but the team is still doing really well and although they are a young team, many girls have stepped up and are working extremely hard. I believe they have a chance to go deep in playoffs if they keep up the good work.
“I am extremely bummed I can’t be out on the field with my team, especially my senior year but I’m still there cheering them on from the sideline and I’ve learned to have a different role on the team this year.”
Additional comments: “I would like to thank my high school coach Kat Burke- Esposito and South Jersey Select coaches for making me the player I am today. I would especially like to thank K.C. Knobloch for all of the help and guidance throughout the recruiting process. I also want to thank my parents for being so supportive of me the whole while through and dedicating so much of their lives to me and lacrosse.”
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