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Longstreth girls’ recruit: Unionville junior attack-midfielder Hughes commits to Duquesne

Tuesday, 14th May 2013

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/14/13

Unionville junior attack-midfielder Rachel Hughes has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Duquesne University.

Rachel Hughes


Rachel Hughes

Rachel Hughes

High School: Unionville High School

Graduation Year: 2014

Position: Attack/ Midfield

College Choice: Duquesne University

Club Affiliation: PA Express

Major lacrosse honors: 3 year High School varsity lacrosse

Academic honors, service projects: National Honors Society, Distinguished Honor Roll, Leadership Council Member, SHOC Mentor, Operation Smile Club

What will you major in/study? Business/Marketing

Why did you choose Duquesne? “I absolutely loved everything about Duquesne. I fell in love with the atmosphere when I visited the campus. I also enjoyed the city of Pittsburgh and how close everything was. The school’s academics were a great fit for me and the girls on the team were very welcoming. I respect the coaching staff and am very excited for the future of their lacrosse program!”

What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “I am really excited for the upcoming season. We are a young team and we lost a lot of seniors last year, but we also have a lot of great younger players stepping up. I think we will do well and I am excited to see how the season plays out!”

Additional Comments: “I would like to thank Coach Kevin Ryan, Coach Parsons, and Coach Landry for making the past 7 years of lacrosse so enjoyable. I also love my parents for traveling all over to watch me play and for always supporting and encouraging me. My teammates have always been there for me and have given me some of my best memories. Thanks!”

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Rachel Hughes. 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 for directions and information.



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