By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/19/14
Huntington (N.Y.) rising junior midfield/attack Katie Reilly has committed to the admissions process at Princeton University.
Katie Reilly log:
High school: Huntington High School, N.Y.
Year of graduation: 2016
College choice: Princeton University
Club affiliation: Team Elevate
Lacrosse honors: Brine National Team 2012, School Girls Team 2, All Division 2013, All County 2014, 2014 All-Metro Team
Academic honors: High Honor Roll 2011-2013, Honorable Mention for National Spanish Exam, Rookie of the Year for Basketball 2013, All Division in Soccer in 2013
Intended major: Undecided, possibly psychology
Why did you choose school? “I chose to pursue admission into Princeton because I wanted to strive for the best. It’s a place where I know I will receive a top notch education, but also learn about tradition and experience. When I first stepped foot on the campus I knew that it was the place I wanted to be for 4 years after high school. And not only is it an amazing academic school, but the lacrosse team is on the rise! Getting further each year the Princeton Women’s Lacrosse team is the team I want to be on when I attend college.”
Looking back at 2014 and ahead to 2015: “I think our high school season actually went better than expected. Although we started off a little shaky in terms of chemistry, by the end of the season we really looked like a team. Next year, coming back with almost everyone, the team hopes to get to the county championship and even the Long Island championship.
Other comments: “Anything that I have been able to achieve is all because of my parents driving me around and always supporting me in anything that I do. I’d also like to thank my coaches from Elevate, Dave and Vic Kotowski, Bob Smith and Bob DeSimone for being so helpful in the recruiting process and always looking out for me on the field and off.”
Other schools considered: Georgetown, Syracuse, University of Southern California, University of North Carolina and Cornell.
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