By K.I. Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/18/13
Exeter Township rising senior attack Hailey Leister has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at La Salle University.
Hailey Leister log:
High School: Exeter Township
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: La Salle University
Club Affiliation: HEADstrong LC
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases:
2013 US Lacrosse Honorable Mention All-American,
2012 & 2013 Central Pennsylvania National Tournament Team,
2012 All-Berks League First Team,
2013 All-Berks League First Team as well as Attacker of the Year
What will you major in/study? Political Science
Why did you choose La Salle? “I chose La Salle University based upon the strong academic and athletic programs it has to offer. After meeting the coaches and visiting the campus I knew La Salle was where I wanted to go to school and play lacrosse.”
Outlook for your High School team? “It is going to be hard to top last season, we lost some very talented senior players. The team has strong underclassmen ready to step up and fill the positions. We should still remain a very competitive team, ready to defend our Berks County League Championship.”
Additional Comments: “I would like to thank my parents, friends, teammates, and family for always supporting me through all the years of lacrosse. I would also like to thank my High School coach, Jill Rudy, for always pushing me to be a better player as well as her guidance on and off the field.
“Also, I would like to thank Meagan DiCave and the Colleluori family with HEADstrong LC for giving me the opportunity to play lacrosse at a high level as well as serve the community.
“Lastly, I would like to thank Xeni Barakos with BZ Elite for helping me become the player I am today.”
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