By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/11/12
Moorestown junior midfielder Kayla Pruitt has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Vanderbilt University.
Kayla Pruitt log:
High School: Moorestown High School, Moorestown NJ
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Vanderbilt University
Club Affiliation: South Jersey Select Pink 2014
Major lacrosse honors: New Jersey South Team 1 for the NY Schoolgirls tournament, 2011 and 2012 NJ Group 3 Champion and 2012 TOC champion and 2 year varsity player, nominated by lacrosse coaches to serve on Moorestown’s Student Athletic Association Council (SAAC)
Service, academic honors: Started a field hockey clinic program for Moorestown’s rec dept., Honors student
What will you major in/study? Communications or Education
Why did you choose the school? “I chose Vanderbilt because it has absolutely everything that I was looking for in a school. It is one of the best schools in the country, it has an absolutely beautiful campus, it’s located in Nashville, one of the nicest cities I’ve been to, and the lacrosse team and coaching staff were exactly what I was looking for: nice, welcoming, and serious about lacrosse. When I visited Vandy I got a different feeling than any other campus that I’ve been to.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “Last season Moorestown was ranked No. 2 in the country, we were undefeated 26-0 and we were the NJ Tournament of Champions. This year we’re looking to come back stronger than ever, and do it all again!”
Other comments: “I’d like to thank my family, which has helped me and supported me so much throughout the recruiting process; my teammates on my club team and high school team; Mr. and Mrs Knobloch (K.C. and Deanna, my high school coaches) and my club coaches who have helped me throughout the recruiting process.”
Other schools considered? Boston College, Georgetown, Cornell, Lehigh and Johns Hopkins
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