By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/17/13
Shawnee rising junior goalie Lily Argyle has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Vanderbilt University.
Lily Argyle log:
High School: Shawnee High School
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: Vanderbilt University
Club Affiliation: South Jersey Select Lacrosse
Major Lacrosse Honors: Starting Varsity Goalie Sophomore Year, 2013, The Star-Ledger All-State First Team Goalie, 2013; The Star Ledger All-South Jersey First Team Goalie, 2013; All-Phillylacrosse.com South Jersey First Team Goalie; Philadelphia Inquirer All-South Jersey Girls’ Lacrosse First Team Goalie, 2013; Burlington County Times All-County First Team Goalie, 2013; Shawnee High School Girls Lacrosse Ranked 10th in Nation, June 2013; New Jersey Tournament of Champions 2013 Runners Up; New Jersey Group IV State Champions 2013; All-Conference Team 2, 2013; U.S. Lacrosse Schoolgirls SJ Region Team 1, 2013, 3rd Place Finish in Tournament; Varsity Letter (Starting Varsity Goalie Freshman Year), 2012; Olympic Conference Champions, 2012; All-Conference Team 2, Spring 2012; U.S. Lacrosse Schoolgirls SJ Region Team 2, 2012; Under Armour Maximum Exposure Lacrosse Camp All-Star Goalie (Rising Sophomores and Rising Seniors), Summer 2012; Brine National Lacrosse Classic NJ Middle School Team, Tournament Finalists, Summer 2011
Academic Honors: Honor Roll Student Freshman and Sophomore Years; Honors English Academic Achievement Award 2011; Principal’s Award Three Consecutive Years 2008-2010
Intended Major: Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Music
Why did you choose this school?: “Choosing Vandy was easy because it had everything I could possibly want in a college. Nashville has such a great atmosphere to go with the campus. Vanderbilt offers amazing academic opportunities but still makes athletics a huge part of the experience. I loved the coaching staff because they seemed like they truly cared about balancing a great education with lacrosse.”
Thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season and 2014 campaign: “Last season was an unknown from the start because our head coach, Mrs. Zechman, was coming back after being gone on maternity leave my freshman year. Even though we had an extremely young defensive group, we had so many seniors that were able to help lead our team. We won the Group IV State Championship for the first time since 1998 and were able to make it to the TOC final. Even though we graduated a lot of seniors this past season I think we have a ton of potential to go even further next year.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank my parents and my brother for helping me make this decision. I wouldn’t have been able to visit any colleges or go to SJS tournaments without my mom driving to get me there. I’d also like to thank Coach Seward and Coach Bob, two of the best goalie coaches I could have asked for. They helped me gain the confidence that I needed in the cage and taught me that you do actually have to learn the fundamentals of saving a shot to be successful.”
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