By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/12/13
Archbishop Carroll freshman midfielder Samantha Swart has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.
Samantha Swart log:
High School: Archbishop John Carroll
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Syracuse
Club Affiliation: Phantastix Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors: Phantastix Purple, scored 65 goals in the 2013 school lacrosse season, 2012 Brine National Team Champion, the only 7th grader who played varsity at Southern Lehigh Middle School, Captain of the 8th grade; Varsity team, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Phantastix Purple Lacrosse Team
Field hockey honors: Starter on Archbishop Carroll state qualifying field hockey team, 2013; started on the WC Eagles 2013 NCC Champion team that won 1st place in the championships this summer in Virginia Beach. Also made the 2013 USA Field Hockey National Future Championship Team as well as the 2013 Regional Team; selected to the USA Field Hockey 2013 Junior Olympic Team this summer.
Academic honors, service projects: Honor Roll, Student Council
What would you consider majoring in? Communications
Why did you choose the school? “I’ve always wanted to go to Syracuse and play lacrosse! Not only does Syracuse have one of the best lacrosse teams, but is also one of the top Communications program in the country. The atmosphere is friendly, yet driven. Syracuse is the best fit for me!”
What do you think you need to focus on to reach your potential? “Continue to give 120% to every sport I play and to my Archbishop Carroll’s school work. Continue to give my heart and soul every time I step on a field, court and in the classroom.”
People to thank: “I want to thank Lorraine Beers, Joanne Yusko, Sue Frazier and the rest of the Phantastix coaching staff and team members. They are all amazing coaches and dedicated to success! Thanks to Lorraine Beers, Archbishop Carroll’s Head Lacrosse Coach, who continuously supports and drives me to be the best I can be. She expects nothing but the best, consistently! Thanks to Kelly Dougherty and Jackie DePetris, the co-coaches for Archbishop Carroll’s Varsity field hockey team. Kelly is truly a motivator and Jackie is, well, my guardian angel. I also want to thank in advance Coach Creighton, Head Coach of the Archbishop Carroll’s Girls Basketball coach who I truly look forward to playing for and learning from. I also give thanks to Jun and Richard Kentwell of WC Eagles who expect me to give them nothing but the best every time I step on the field and appreciate that I play with all my heart!
“I also want to give a special thanks to Gary Gait, Syracuse’s Head Lacrosse Coach and all of the of Syracuse’s Lacrosse family, and my parents who gave me this amazing opportunity! I am excited and pumped up to be coached by such a talented, devoted, experienced set of lacrosse coaches at Syracuse. I look forward to an amazing future with Gary Gait with dreams of winning championships. Syracuse is a perfect fit for me! I feel extremely lucky and on top of the world to have all of these coaches in my life! I will continue to fight, work hard and drive to be my best!”
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