By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/7/15
Manalapan (N.J.) 2016 midfielder/attack Erin Rotondo has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Gannon University.
Erin Rotondo profile:
High School: Manalapan High School, N.J.
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Gannon University
Club Affiliation: United Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: All-District and All-Division player, 2015 Carlee Wines Sportsmanship Award, 4 year Varsity letter winner, Schools Record Holder in Assists
What will you major in/study? Nursing
Why did you choose this school? “I chose Gannon because the academics are strong. Its facilities are beautiful and the campus is just what I was looking for. The lacrosse team and coaching staff also played a major part in my decision. The players were so kind and the coaches were very supportive and positive.”
HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “Our goal for our high school season is to win our A North Division. Also, we want to be successful in the Shore Conference Tournament and the State Tournament. We want to improve each time we step on the field.”
Thank You: “I’d like to thank all of my teammates that have supported me and made me better each and every time we play. I also want to thank Coach Eisman for teaching me the fundamentals of lacrosse and for giving me the opportunity to play on his team. I want to thank my teacher, Mrs. Rose, for pushing me to try out for United lacrosse. Also, I want to thank United lacrosse. If not for them I would have not have been able to reach the next level. My parents and my brother, Nick, deserve a huge thank you. They were the ones who would take time out of their busy days to drive me to practices, watch my games, and help me with workouts. They were so supportive with every step of this decision process, and I could not have done it without them.”
Other schools considered: Caldwell University, Holy Family University, Kutztown University
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