By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/16/13
Boyertown High School senior defensive-midfielder Marie Valenti has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the United States Naval Academy.
Marie Valenti log:
High School: Boyertown Area Senior High
Graduation Year: 2014
Position: Defensive midfield
College Choice: United States Naval Academy
Major lacrosse honors: PAC-10 second team Sophomore and Junior seasons, Most Valuable Player of my High School team Junior year
Academic Honors: National Honor Society; Student Council; High Honor Roll Freshman, Sophomore, Junior years
What will you major in/study? Either Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering
Why did you choose Navy? “I chose Navy for many reasons, amongst those is the great education I will receive through the Academy. I also loved the atmosphere at the Academy, the structure of the environment and the challenge the Naval Academy will provide for me. The many opportunities with the Academy after graduation impacted my decision as well.
“Lastly, the renowned lacrosse program and the challenge the program will provide was a large part in my decision to play for the Naval Academy.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “This previous High School season was the best season I believe our team had since I started my High School career. We excelled as a team with our teamwork and the amount of heart we all had for the game, but sadly our season came to an end to soon.
“I am excited for the upcoming season because I believe if we put in a lot of hard work, effort and heart, we have a great chance to succeed in everything we do.”
Additional Comments: “I would like to thank my Mom for pushing me to try new things when I was younger, if it was not for her I would have never picked up a lacrosse stick to begin with.
“I would also like to thank my High School coach for pushing me to become a better athlete and person. She has helped me not only on the field but also throughout the recruiting process and has helped to be where I am today.”
Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com girls’ recruits, congratulates Marie Valenti. Longstreth specializes in equipment, uniforms and apparel for women’s sports. Longstreth carries a huge selection of all the best women’s heads, handles, goalie gear and player accessories – including shoes and apparel. Visit longstreth.com for directions and information.