By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/2/12
Hatboro-Horsham junior defender Maria Guerra has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Boston University.
Maria Guerra log:
High school: Hatboro-Horsham High School
Graduation year: 2014
College choice: Boston University
Club affiliation: Ultimate Goal Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors: Varsity Starter (2011 & 2012), All League Selection 2012, Under Armour Team Philly 2012, National Tournament Philly Team 2012, Team Defensive MVP 2012, Team Captain 2013
What will you major in/study: Engineering
Why did you choose school: “I absolutely fell in love with Boston University! It’s a school with strong academics as well as athletics and that was exactly what I was looking for in a school. I felt I really clicked with the coaching staff and the team. Also I loved how it’s right in the heart of Boston.”
Outlook for your high school team: “I think we’ll have a successful year. We lost a lot of seniors last year, but we have a lot of underclassmen that are ready to step up and take their place.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank my entire family. My mom, dad, sister and brother have been an amazing support system throughout this entire process and have always been my number one fans. Thank you all so much!
“A huge thanks to Michele DeJuliis and Jen Duckenfield from Ultimate Goal. I really appreciate all the time and effort they’ve both put into coaching me over the past couple of years. They’ve both pushed me and shaped me into the player I am today. I’d also like to thank my high school coaches Duncan Swezey, Laura Swezey, Gab Stitz and Rachel Filson, as well as my HGLC coaches Deb Lawlor and Jennifer Forcey. All of you have played a tremendous part in my development as a player. I want to thank you all so much!
“Finally I want to thank all my Ultimate teammates! I have had a blast with all of you and could not have asked for a better group of teammates. I cannot wait for this summer to play with you all again!”
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