By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/1/16
Bishop Shanahan 2018 attack/midfield Kaela Smith has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Joseph’s University.
Kaela Smith profile:
High School: Bishop Shanahan High School
Graduation Year: 2018
College Choice: St. Joseph’s University
Club Affiliation: PA Express Orange 2018
Major lacrosse honors: Varsity Freshman Year, All Ches-Mont
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose this school? “I chose St. Joseph’s because it has everything I’m looking for in a college, including proximity to home. I absolutely love the campus and it has a great academic program. The coaches are so kind, dedicated, and always fun to be around. It really is the perfect fit for me!”
2016 HS season highlights/outlook for 2017? “This past season, my high school team, Bishop Shanahan, set many records for my school, including making it to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. With a great staff, and a team with great chemistry, we will continue the now expected success in 2017.”
People to thank: “I’d like to give a huge thank you to the Bishop Shanahan coaches, Theresa Giunta, Gwen Hicks, Tori Dugan and especially Laura Capuano. I would also like to thank my PA Express coaches, Jeff Hoerman, Kelee O’Malley, and Eva Winiarski. I’m very grateful that each and every one of my coaches have helped me become a better player over the years. I’d also like to thank my parents and my brothers for always supporting me, and pushing me to do my best.”
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