By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/25/14
Great Valley High School 2015 midfielder Courtney Cortese has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Ursinus College.
Courtney Cortese log:
High School: Great Valley High School
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: Ursinus College
Club Affiliation: Mongoose
Lacrosse Honors: USTC All-American Tournament – 1st Place 2013/2014, HS Team 4th in States -2014, Most Improved Player award -2013, Team Spirit Award -2014, Team Lacrosse Captain 2015, Field Hockey Team Captain 2014, Swim Team Captain 2014/2015
What will you major in/study? Sports Medicine
Why did you choose Ursinus? “I chose Ursinus College, because I liked the campus, I also liked the majors, they offer as well as their Lacrosse program and could see myself playing for their team. In Division 3, I’ll be able to play Lacrosse, while maintaining my grades, it’s a win, win for me!”
Outlook for 2015 HS season? “We have a lot of talented girls on the team. We were 4th in the state, last year and hope to go that far or farther, this year. We have a new coach, who was our assistant coach last year, Coach Kim Wenger and hope to play with the same intensity that we have played in the past.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents for driving me to all my endless practices, and supporting me and my team, encouraging me in whatever sport I played and telling me to have fun! I love you!
“I would like to thank all of my coaches, through out the years, but especially Coach Joe Tornetta, who showed me, by example, how to rise above adversity with dignity and class. I have learned so much, from Coach T, on and off the field, and I will take that knowledge with me through life. Thanks “T”.”
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