By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/26/13
Archbishop Carroll 2015 midfielder-attack Avery Murphy has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Drexel University.
Avery Murphy log:
High school: Archbishop Carroll
Graduation year: 2015
College choice: Drexel University
Club affiliation: Phantastix
Major lacrosse honors: Philly Showcase 2011, PASLA National Tournament 2012, PASLA National Tournament 2013, 1st Team All -Ches-Mont League 2013, All-Phillylacrosse.com Second Team 2013
What will you major in/study: Undecided
Why did you choose school: “Drexel is known for both excellent academics and athletics. The first time I stepped on campus, the atmosphere was diverse, exciting and fast paced … it felt like home. Coach (Hannah) Rudloff and Coach (Mary) Moran are knowledgeable and passionate about building the best program and I am really excited to be a part of that.”
Outlook for your high school team in 2014: “I am transferring to Carroll this year and I am looking forward to playing for Coach (Lorraine) Beers. There seems to be a lot of positive energy on the team, not to mention a talented group of girls having won the Catholic League Championship multiple years in a row.
“I had the privilege of playing with a lot of amazing players the last two years (at Great Valley), and want to thank all of them for making me a better player.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank my Phantastix coaches, Maureen Hager, Dee Cross, JoAnn Yusko and Sue Frazier for their overwhelming support and their guidance through this recruiting process. More importantly, for instilling confidence in me to play all summer next to the best players in the country, and succeed. Thank you for also helping me strive everyday to reach my potential.
“I would also like to thank my family, especially my grandparents, who come to all of my games and provide endless support! I would not be here without them.”
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