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Longstreth girls’ recruit: Kennett junior goalie Coyle commits to Penn State

Monday, 17th September 2012

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 9/17/12

Kennett junior goalie McKenna Coyle has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Penn State University.

McKenna Coyle log:

McKenna Coyle

High school: Kennett High School

Graduation year: 2014

Position: Goalie

College choice: Penn State University

Club affiliation: PA Express 2014 Orange

Major lacrosse honors: National Tournament: Team Philly 1 -2012
National Tournament: Team Philly 2 – 2011
Under Armour High School All-Star: Philadelphia Team 2011
All Ches-Mont League: 2012 – 1st Team
All Ches-Mont League: 2011 – 3rd Team
Kennett HS Girls Lacrosse: Team MVP

What will you major in/study: Undecided

Why did you choose Penn State? “I chose PSU for many different reasons. The first was the sense of community the college has. As soon as I stepped foot onto the campus, I felt like I was at home. The team made me feel like part of a family, which is what I had been looking for the whole recruiting process. Another reason was of course the coaches. Though I have two more years before I actually become a Nittany Lion, all three treated me as part of the team. The women’s lacrosse program is such an amazing, respectful one that I knew that I wanted to be a part of that family and make a difference. The last reason was the vast amount of majors PSU included and the quality of the education that follows your choice in those majors.”

Outlook for your high school team in 2013: “Though I’m super excited to be a Nittany Lion, I’m also just as excited for my Kennett High School season to start. We received a new coach (Dale Watkins) last year who improved our record tremendously. He brought us together as a team which made us want to win for him. This season will be another great one with even more improvements since only one of our starters graduated. I’m psyched to see what the season holds for us!”

Other comments: “So many people have helped me over these past few years to achieve my goal. I would like to first thank my parents. They were my biggest supporters and advocates in the whole recruiting process. They kept me grounded and motivated so I could do whatever my heart felt was right. They drove me to every practice, tryout, camp, tournament, etc. and did it all out of love. I wouldn’t be anywhere without them, so thank you Mom and Dad. I would also like to thank my many different lacrosse coaches. Kevin Ryan, who I have had the pleasure of working with for the past four years, has been such an inspiration. From the first time he told me I could play at a very high level of college lacrosse, I never looked back. Coach Maryanne Parsons has also been a huge part of helping me reach my potential; Jen O’Donnell, who is an incredible coach and ref that has been a tremendous advice giver and friend to me; and Coach Watkins, who I’ve only known for two years has become another one of my supporters and I owe him a lot for helping out my school team. I would like to also thank all of my friends and family, especially Coach Garvey, Kensie Worthington, and Kim Venzie, who throughout the years have been cheering me on from the sidelines. I love you all and will never let you guys down.”

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates McKenna Coyle. 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 for directions and information.

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