By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/10/14
Strath Haven 2016 midfielder Jen Rowan has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lafayette College.
Jen Rowan log:
High School: Strath Haven High School
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Lafayette College
Club Affiliation: Ultimate Goal Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors: U-15 Elite National Team, Philly National Team 3, All Star team at Maximum Exposure Camp, Strath Haven varsity since freshman year, 2013 Central League Co-Champs
What will you major in/study? undecided
Why did you choose school? “I chose Lafayette because it excels both academically and athletically. Along with the impeccable campus and location, I knew right away that it was the perfect school for me. The head coach, Ali Fisher, and her assistant coaches, including Ana White, are incredibly positive and motivating, and I instantly connected with them. The team is so welcoming and nice, and I am more than excited to play with them.”
Outlook for your High School team? “Strath Haven has always had a strong lacrosse program, and although we lost many crucial seniors, I believe our team has a lot of potential to have a great season. We just hired a new head coach, Jenna Werley, and I am confident that she will lead our team to success. I am very excited for this spring season.”
Other comments: “First, I would like to thank all of my coaches from Ultimate who have provided me with their leadership, guidance, and support. This includes, Michele DeJuliis, Jen Duckenfield, and Anne Pillion, who helped me develop into the lacrosse player I am today. I would also like to thank my coaches from Strath Haven, Rachel Busza and Laura Patton, for their dedication to making me, and our team as a whole, the best it can be.
“I would also like to thank my family. I have no idea what I would do without all their love and support. They have always believed in me, and I am eternally grateful for them.
“Finally I would like to thank my teammates at both Ultimate and Strath Haven. You guys have made every minute of lacrosse so enjoyable, and I have made such amazing friendships that I will cherish forever.”
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