By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/5/16
Conestoga 2016 defender Sammi Aufiero has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Sammi Aufiero profile:
High School: Conestoga
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: UMass Lowell
Club Affiliation: Ultimate Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: Philly Showcase, The Draft
What will you major in/study? Engineering
Why did you choose this school? “I chose this school because Lowell has one of the top engineering programs in the country and because of the great opportunity this newer D1 women’s lacrosse program offers. You can tell that Coach (Carissa) Medeiros and the players are giving their all to create a successful program. I love the location being so close to Boston, the astounding team bonding and the the coaching staff’s energy.”
HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “I know our team has the drive, dedication and ability to make it to states again this year and come out with a win. The team’s chemistry is amazing.”
People to thank: “I’d like to thank my club coach, Devin Schmidt (Ultimate Lacrosse), for constant support and encouragement, always pushing me to be my best. Also, I’d like to send a special thank you to Pete Keinzle who was one of my biggest supporters, which I will never forget. I’d like to send a special thank you to my teammates who have stuck together as we continued to grow and who made me a better player! Lastly, I’d like to thank my parents who drove me to countless tournaments and visits and who always support me and my goals.”
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