By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/9/15
Radnor 2017 attack Hope Smith has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at La Salle University.
Hope Smith ledger:
High School: Radnor High School
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: LaSalle University
Club Affiliation: STEPS Philly Elite
Lacrosse Honors: Nike Elite 120
Academic Honors: Distinguished Honor Roll 2013, 2014, 2015
What will you major in/study? Nursing
Why did you choose La Salle? “I chose La Salle because it was one of the few schools where I could pursue a Nursing degree and still play competitive D1 lacrosse. I especially loved the size of the school and the friendly family-like atmosphere on campus. What finalized my decision was when I visited their Nursing program and saw how comfortable they were with having student-athletes as Nursing majors.”
Outlook for 2015 HS season? “After coming off of a tough loss in playoffs last year I think this year everyone is focused on getting our team back to the top. We all have decided that becoming closer as a team and working harder will ultimately get us back to where we want to be—Hershey (State Championship).”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my coach Brooke Fritz for understanding exactly what I was looking for in a college program. When she was visiting La Salle with a teammate of mine, she immediately recognized that it had everything that I was looking for in a school.
“I would also like to thank Liz Rode from STEPS who initially helped me figure out where to begin looking.
“Of course, none of this would have even been a remote possibility without the constant love and support from my family, especially my parents. Getting to this point has meant a lot of sacrifices for the family and I appreciate it.”
Other schools considered: St. Joe’s, Robert Morris University, Villanova, Drexel
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