By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/24/14
Eastside Catholic High School (WA) 2015 midfield-defense Ashley Blanton has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at La Salle University.
Ashley Blanton log:
High School: Eastside Catholic High School (Sammamish, WA)
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: La Salle University
Club Affiliations: XTEAM 2015/Seattle Starz High School Elite
Lacrosse Honors: 2013 Snoqualmie All-Conference, 2013 All-State, Washington State U19 National Team 2013 and 2014, 2014 US Lacrosse Academic All-American
Academic honors, service projects: National Honor Society, First Honors 2012- 2014, Mathletes, 2014 Washington Lacrosse All-Community Service Team
What will you major in/study? Undecided Business/Science
Why did you choose LaSalle? “I chose LaSalle University because right when I stepped on the campus for a clinic, I knew it was the one. I love the location of the school, the school size, the classes offered to me, the girls, and of course the coaches. Being able to play in the Atlantic 10 Conference under Coach Candace (Taglianetti Bossell) will be a true honor.”
Outlook for 2015 HS season? “Coming off losing quite a few senior starters and losing in the quarter-finals, we are hungry for a state championship. I think our team has the speed, heart, athleticism, and desire to get there. It is looking to be the best year yet for our program.”
Thank You: “Words cannot express how thankful I am for all the support I have been given during this recruiting process. I would like to first thank my parents for being the best support system anybody could ever ask for.
“I would like to thank all my coaches at XTEAM, especially LC and Crista, for always giving me the “hard truth” as well as the tools and confidence I needed throughout this process.
“Lastly, I would like to thank my friends/extended family members for cheering me on until I chose the right school.”
Other schools considered: UC Davis, University of Oregon, Iona
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