By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/1/15
Immaculate Heart Academy (NJ) 2015 midfielder Gabriella Vinci has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Tufts University.
Gabriella Vinci log:
Graduation year: 2015
College choice: Tufts University
Club affiliation: Tri-State
Major lacrosse honors: Under Armour All-American 2015 Uncommitted NJ Team, Second Team All Bergen County 2014, Honorable Mention All Stars and Stripes League 2014, 2015 Immaculate Heart Captain. Soccer: League/County/State/National Champions
Second Team All Big North League, Academic All-American 2014
Academic honors, service: National Honor Society, Senior Class Officer
Why did you choose Tufts: “I chose my college because, other than having a historically strong lacrosse program and amazing coaches, the school is everything I am looking for. Along with the incredible academics, it is close to the city, and is the biggest NESCAC school.”
Thank You: Thanks to Sue Montegari for all of the opportunities she has given me and for keeping me sane through this crazy process, and for making me realize the type of player I strive to be. She dealt with me for club summer and fall, on top of the high school spring season and there is no doubt in my mind I wouldn’t be where I am today without her.
“Thank to Lexi Haarmann for keeping me positive and always looking out for me. There was never a time when she couldn’t put a smile on my face.
“Thanks to my parents for spending countless hours sitting on a field watching the same game over and over. But most importantly for believing in me and supporting me.
“Thanks to my brother for making me a better player with our backyard competitions and always helping me rise to the challenge.
“Thanks to Eamon Twomey for introducing me to the sport that changed my life and influenced who I am today. If he had not brought the sport of lacrosse to my town when I was in the 5th grade none of this would be possible. I owe all of my success to him and I am eternally grateful.”
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