By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/15/13
Harriton junior defender Hilary Lemonick has made a commitment to the admissions process at Cornell University.
Hilary Lemonick log:
High school: Harriton High School
Graduation year: 2014
College choice: Cornell University
Club affiliation: Quaker City Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors: 2012: Helped lead Harriton to PIAA State Quarterfinal Game, Harriton High School Defensive MVP, All Main Line, Second Team, All Central League, Second Team
PASLA Team I, National Tournament, Philadelphia Elite All-Stars, Under Armour Underclassmen Tournament
Named to Under Armour Underclassmen All Tournament Team, Selected by Inside Lacrosse as Top 10 Rising Junior Recruit in Nation
What will you major in/study: Design/Business
Why did you choose Cornell? “After I visited Cornell earlier this fall and had the opportunity to meet the team, Coach (Jenny) Graap, Coach (Suzie) Friedrich and Coach (Karrie) Moore, I knew I wanted to be a part of the Big Red. The players were very welcoming and Coach Graap, along with the entire women’s lacrosse staff were helpful and encouraging. I really appreciated Coach Graap’s enthusiasm and positive attitude. She believed in me from the start. The incredible campus, combined with the endless outstanding academic opportunities all drew me in. I am excited to be a part of the Cornell women’s lacrosse program and I am looking forward to all that Cornell has to offer.”
Outlook for your high school team: “Harriton made it to the PIAA State Quarter finals two years in a row and I have even higher expectations for 2013. With a talented returning group of players, strong freshmen and a lot of hard work, I believe that we can make a run for the state title. Coach (George) Dick is the hardest working coach I know and he has built a solid program that is definitely ready to achieve major goals in 2013.”
Other comments: “The recruiting process has been challenging and strenuous and I could not have done it without help along the way. I want to thank Coach Graap for her time, her honesty and her support. I also want to thank Coach Dick. He has been there from the beginning and he has been such a strong mentor and motivator. Coach has encouraged me to work hard and never give up. Thank you Coach D for your unconditional belief in me as a person and an athlete.
“To my parents and my brother, I want you to know that without you, none of this would be possible. You were supportive and involved throughout this process and I really appreciate that. I also want to thank Coach King, Coach Shap, Mr. Ferguson, Coach Duck and Coach Pops for all of your help and guidance. GO BIG RED!”
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