By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/11/12
Kennett senior midfield-attack Toni Massetti has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at La Salle University.
Toni Massetti log:
High School: Kennett High School
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: La Salle University
Major lacrosse honors: Academic All-American, Chest-Mont 3rd team
Academic Honors: National Honor Society, Distinguished Honor Roll
What will you major in/study? Mathematics
Why did you choose La Salle? “I chose La Salle because I really like the campus, the size of the college is perfect for me, and the lacrosse program is a really nice fit. Getting to meet the team helped my decision a lot because I got along very well with the girls on the team. I was also impressed by the coaching staff and their level of commitment to creating a highly competitive winning program.”
what is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “This season at Kennett, we believe we can finish well above .500 and qualify for the playoffs.
“This will be our second year under Coach Dale Watkins. He has helped us to improve so much over the course of just one season. This year Coach Watkins has asked the team to be more focused on our off-season training program, including open turf workouts and indoor winter workouts.
“With another year under Coach Watkins and his staff, a number of experienced upperclassman on the team and a greater team commitment from all players, we expect to continue to improve and be very competitive in the difficult Ches-Mont League.
“We always play with all of our hearts and never let up. Ultimately, everyone is very excited to see where our potential will take us this season!”
Additional Comments: “I would like to thank Coach Watkins for caring so much about our program and pushing me to improve last year. I would also like to thank my parents for always coming to my games and doing everything they had to do to help me succeed. Lastly, I appreciate the faith the La Salle coaching staff has shown in me by providing me this opportunity. In particular Coach Mallory Tornetta for initially recruiting me and encouraging me to consider La Salle.”
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