By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/23/15
Moorestown (N.J.) 2017 goalie Jessica Goralski has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at James Madison University.
Jessica Goralski ledger:
High School: Moorestown High School, N.J.
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: James Madison University
Club Affiliation: South Jersey Select(Pink)
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: 2014 Tournament of Champions winner with Moorestown, Elite 120 (2014 & 2015), Maximum Exposure Rising Soph. All Star Team, Brine National Lacrosse Classic All Star Team, Philly Showcase Fab Forty Team
What will you major in/study? Pre-Law
Why did you choose school? “JMU is the perfect fit for me athletically and academically. The team and the coaches were amazing and I loved all of their personalities. The diversity on the team was something that I was really looking for and I found it at JMU. They are very accepting of everyone and they are all working hard everyday to succeed in everything they do. What more could you possibly want? It is a beautiful school with wonderful people that allows you to thrive in everything you do.”
Outlook for your High School team? “I think we are looking great and we are going to bring home another TOC win. We just have to keep working hard as a team, just like we do every season.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my entire family for helping me get where I am today. But, most importantly, I would like to thank my mother. She was the one who drove all those long car rides to camps, clinics, visits and tournaments. I wouldn’t be anywhere without her support and love. I thank her with all my heart for what she has done for me and the opportunities she has given me. Also, I want to thank the Knoblochs for mentally preparing me for everything life has to throw at me. They definitely made me a better player, but most importantly, a better person. I couldn’t ask for better coaches.”
Other schools considered: Dartmouth, Boston College, Princeton, Rutgers University, Boston University
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