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.@LongstrethLAX girls’ recruit: Baldwin School 2015 ATT/MF Thaler commits to Harvard

Wednesday, 8th October 2014

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 10/8/14

Baldwin School 2015 attack/midfield Ali Thaler has committed to play Division I lacrosse at Harvard University.

Ali Thaler log:

Ali Thaler

Ali Thaler

High school: Baldwin School

Graduation year: 2015

Position: Attack/Midfield

College choice: Harvard (committed to admissions process in the summer of 2013)

Club affiliation: Phantastix

Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: US Lacrosse First Team All American (2014), US Lacrosse Academic All American (2014), Selected to final round of tryouts for US. U-19 National Team, All Main Line 1st team (2014), All 1st team (2014), Philly 1 team at National Tournament (2014, 2013), All Inter Ac League 1st team (2014, 2013), All Main Line 2nd team (2013, 2012), Elite 120 Champions (2013), Penn 4v4 Champions (2012), PASLA Rookie of the Year (2012), All Inter Ac League 2nd team (2012), Philly 4 at National Tournament (2012)

What will you major in/study: Undecided

Why did you choose school:
“Harvard has everything I was looking for in a school. It combines lacrosse with outstanding academics, has a beautiful campus, and is in a great location. I really enjoyed meeting the incoming recruits and working with the coaches at their camp. I can’t wait to take advantage of all the opportunities that Harvard has to offer.”

Outlook for your high school team: “Although we lost a strong senior class, we have many underclassmen ready to step up and contribute to our success. Our athleticism will be a strength and once we perfect some fundamentals we will be a force in the Inter-Ac.”

Other comments:
“I would like to thank my parents and my sister for their unwavering support throughout the recruiting process. Also, I’d like to thank my Phantastix coaches, Coach Cross and Coach Hager, for helping me improve as a player and for their great feedback. I’d also like to thank Miss Yusko, Mrs. Frazier, Coach Poplawski, and Coach Beers for all of their advice and help throughout the recruiting process, and Coach Simone, for a great first three years of lacrosse at Baldwin. Finally, I’d also like to thank Coach Reese (Lozano) for her energy and enthusiasm that she has brought the program. She has instilled a new energy and drive in Baldwin lacrosse.”

Others schools considered: Stanford, Penn, and Princeton.

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Ali Thaler. 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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