By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/24/12
Villa Maria Academy senior attack Catherine Bendinelli has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.
Catherine Bendinelli log:
High school: Villa Maria Academy
Graduation year: 2013
College choice: Villanova
Club affiliation: PA Express
Major lacrosse honors: Academic All-American, 2012 AACA All-Star, 2012 Philadelphia Under Armour Team, 2012 Philly Lacrosse National Tournament Team, All-Main Line Second Team, 2012 Leading Scorer for Villa Maria
What will you major in/study: Business
Why did you choose school: “I chose Villanova for both the strong academic and athletic programs. The campus is beautiful and not too far from home. I am very excited to play for Coach Julie Young as she continues to take the lacrosse program to the next level in pursuit of a Big East championship!”
Outlook for your high school team: “I am looking forward to a great season with Villa Maria and Coach Jess Lamay. We have a strong returning group of dedicated girls. I am hopeful that we will be able to win the AACA and continue on into the District and State playoffs.”
Other comments: “I would first like to thank my parents for their continued support since the very beginning. In addition, I would like to thank my high school coach, Jess Lamay, for her help throughout the entire process and for her confidence in me as a player. My PA Express coaches, Meg and Sarah Cullinan, were both very helpful throughout the process, as well.”
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