By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/10/12
Merion Mercy junior midfielder Julianne D’Orazio has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lehigh University.
Julianne D’Orazio log:
High School: Merion Mercy
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: Lehigh University
Club Affiliation: Phantastix
Major lacrosse honors: Philly Lacrosse Camp All-Star, Member of the Merion Mercy 2010 and 2011 AACA Championship Team.
Academic honors: National Honor Society, Biology Award 2010, Academic Honors 2010, 2011, 2012.
What will you major in/study? Pre-Dental.
Why did you choose school? “Lehigh University has the perfect combination of strong academics and great lacrosse. The Pre-Dental program will help me fulfill my dream of being an orthodontist. The location of Lehigh will allow my family to come to my games. I fell in love with every aspect of the lacrosse program, especially the coaches and players. I am looking forward to playing for coach (Jill) Redfern and (Kelley) Putnam Necioglu.”
Other schools considered: Temple, Holy Cross, Brown. Hofstra.
What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “Our goal this season is to be Catholic Academies champs for the fourth season in row. We have a lot of talent and potential to be successful and I look forward to the season with (new) coach John Geary.”
Other comments: “First, I want to thank my parents and siblings for all their support. A special thanks to Merion Mercy coach Danielle Hannigan and to all my Phantastix coaches for everything they’ve done over the years. Lastly, I want to thank all my teammates for making my lacrosse experience so memorable.”