By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/14/13
Spring-Ford High School junior goalie Samantha Walters has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Samantha Walters log:
High School: Spring-Ford High School
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: UMass Amherst
Club Affiliation: Phantastix Lacrosse–Purple 2015
Major lacrosse honors: Bill Pilat’s All-Star, National Team-Philadelphia, Maximum Exposure, Top 215, Super Sophs
Academic honors, service projects: Honor Roll, National Junior Honors Society, Peer Assistant leader, Interact, Animal Rescue.
What will you major in/study? Undecided, The Sciences/Medicine
Why did you choose UMass Amherst? “The atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for in a school. The moment I stepped on campus I knew it was the right place for me. UMass has a strong lacrosse program and is academically challenging–both things I was looking for in a college. The coaches and girls made me feel right at home. I’m very excited to be attending UMass. I know I will grow both as a player and as a student.”
What is your team’s outlook for next season? “We graduated a lot of seniors that were key players last year, but we have a lot of talent that will step up. I feel that we have the potential to go far.”
Additional Comments: “The most important people throughout this entire process were my parents, their love and support was crucial. I would also like to thank the entire Phantastix lacrosse coaching staff. I would especially like to thank Coach Pops, Monica Johnson, Gwen Hicks, Mrs. Frazier, & Miss Yusko.
“There are so many people that helped make me as the player that I am today, it would be impossible to name everyone!”
Other schools considered: Navy, Towson, Jacksonville, JMU, Fairfield, High Point
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