By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/18/12
Friends Academy (NY) senior midfield Erica Sklar has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.
Erica Sklar log:
High School: Friends Academy
Graduation Year: 2012
College Choice: Villanova University
Club Affiliation: Long Island Yellow Jackets
Major lacrosse honors: All-Conference Award (2010, 2011), Villanova Lacrosse Camp (2008-2011), Long Island Blue Chip Women’s Lacrosse Camp (2010), Long Island Elite Showcase (2007-2011), Amonte Team Camp (2010)
Lax tournaments: Lax for the Cure, National Draw, Star Spangled Banner, All Star Express, Galaxy Club Nationals, Beach Lax Festival, Hofstra’s Fall Festival, IWLCA President’s Cup, Mid-Atlantic, Prime Time.
Academic honors, service projects: Volunteer at the St. Francis Hospital, Volunteer at the Long Island Crisis Center (a suicide hotline that helps people break through isolation, stabilize their problems, and obtain the help that is necessary), an active member of W.A.T.C.H. (We Are The Community Helpers).
What will you major in/study? Nursing
Why did you choose Villanova? “I chose Villanova because it is the perfect school for me. I have wanted to go to Villanova since I visited the campus for the first time, which was when I was in eighth grade. The school is mid-sized, which is what I was looking for in a college. Villanova has a great nursing school along with a beautiful campus.
Of course, one of my main interests is being a part of the lacrosse team. I have been playing lacrosse for such a long time, and I can’t wait to indulge my passion and build my skills. I can’t picture myself going to any other school!”
What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “Although last season was not as successful as the team hoped it would be, I think that we are going to be a solid team in the spring. We have a lot of strong returning players who are dedicated to having a successful season. I think that because we have such dedication we can only improve upon our record from last year. As a captain of the team, I look forward to working with the new players to build their skills and love for the game.”
Additional comments: “I would like to thank my parents for all of their help. They are everything to me. Both my Mom and Dad dedicated so much of their time to my lacrosse career. Without their guidance and support, I would never be where I am today. They are the reason for all of my success.”