By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/22/13
North Rockland (N.Y.) junior attack Kaitlyn Rau has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.
Kaitlyn Rau log:
High School: North Rockland (N.Y.)
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: Villanova University
Club Affiliation: Metro Lacrosse Club
Major lacrosse honors: Under Armour Underclassman N.J. Team (2012); Hudson Valley, N.Y. National Team (2012); Top 20 Player, Lax Inception- Espn Tom’s top 20; 2010, 2011, 2012 All League, All County, All Section; Varsity Offensive MVP as a sophomore (2012); Varsity starter since 8th grade
Academic honors, service: Honor Roll- all quarters in High School; Youth Against Cancer; Key Club; Youth Lacrosse Volunteer
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose the school? “Villanova offered the balance of an outstanding academic university, and a lacrosse program which is committed to building on its tradition of athletic excellence. Coach (Julie ) Young’s attitude and philosophy in building on the program’s strengths going forward were also appealing, as was my connection to the team members and the campus during my visits.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for 2013? “Our team looks forward to building on the momentum that our County and Sectional Championship team won last year. We will have a younger team, but we have a lot of talent that will work hard and who are committed to continuing our programs passion for success.”
Other comments: “Thank You to my high school Coach, Greg Borchers, for teaching me, believing in me, and always giving me the opportunity to compete at the highest level. Thank you to my club coach, Bonnie Sullivan, for always pushing me, and providing enthusiasm and support; I thank my family for their amazing support; and thanks to all of my teammates for the fond, lasting memories that this great TEAM sport has afforded me!”
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