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.@LongstrethLAX girls’ recruit: Bayard Rustin 2016 DEF Palandrani commits to Findlay

Wednesday, 6th January 2016

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 1/6/16

Bayard Rustin 2016 defender Francesca Palandrani has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at the University of Findlay.

Francesca Palandrani profile:

Francesca Palandrani

Francesca Palandrani

High School: Bayard Rustin High School

Graduation Year: 2016

Position: Defense

College Choice: The University of Findlay

Club Affiliation: Brandywine Majors

Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: Philly Girls Showcase

What will you major in/study?
Business Management

Why did you choose this school? “I chose The University of Findlay because of its great academics, atmosphere and of course its lacrosse team. They really made me feel so welcome when I met the team and admissions staff. Also, as a business major, I will have the opportunity to participate in the Edge Partnership with the Cleveland Browns, which I am very exited about.”

HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “We really revamped our whole team last year. We changed everything we were doing before and asked ourselves what we could do better. We have already started indoor and preparing ourselves for spring. This year we hope to be contenders in the Ches-Mont League and get back to playoffs for the second year in a row.”

People to thank: “First, I’d like to thank my parents (Gina and David) and my brother (Giovanni) for always supporting me in what I’ve done and always having my back when I have to make a tough decision.

“Next, I’d like to thank my high school coaches (Mike St. Clair and Erica Roebuck) for their guidance and drive this past year and can’t wait to end my high school career with them.

“I would also like to thank my Brandywine Majors coach (ChristyAnn Morello) for all of her help and insight over the past year.

“And finally, I’d like to thank the UF coaching staff (Julie Duffy, Nora Boerger and Emily Boerger) for believing in me and for accepting me into the UF family. I cannot wait to be an Oiler for the next four years!”

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Francesca Palandrani. Longstreth specializes in equipment, uniforms and apparel for women’s sports. Longstreth carries a huge selection of all the best women’s heads, handles, goalie gear and player accessories – including shoes and apparel. Visit for directions and information.



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