By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/26/14
The Agnes Irwin School 2017 midfielder Lila Barker has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Virginia.
Lila Barker log:
High School: The Agnes Irwin School
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: The University of Virginia
Club Affiliation: Ultimate Goal
Major lacrosse honors: Philly National Team 2, Under Armour 2017 Uncommitted Team (could not participate due to my commitment on July 3), All-Main Line Honorable Mention
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose school? “I wanted to go to a school that has exceptional academics, incredible athletics as well as passionate students, faculty and alumni. Not only does Virginia have all of these things, it also has a top level lacrosse program that I am so excited to be a part of in the future. My brother played football at UVa and having spent a lot of time on the grounds I know what a special place UVa is.”
Outlook for your High School team? “This past season was a great year for us, going 22-2. We finished as Inter-Ac Co-Champions and PAISAA State Finalists. Whenever there was an injury, everyone stepped up and made a difference. This commitment from everyone enabled us to have such a successful year. I think our success will continue into next season, though, we will miss our incredible seniors from this past year.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank my Mom, Dad, family and friends for their love, support and encouragement. I would like to thank my Agnes Irwin coach, Jen Duckenfield, for challenging me to become a better player. She is an amazing coach! I want to also thank my club coaches, Michele Dejuliis and Chelsea Rosiek. Finally, I want to thank my Agnes Irwin and Ultimate teammates for great times, great support and great memories.”
Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for Phillylacrosse.com girls’ recruits, congratulates Lila Barker. 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.
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