By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/28/16
Episcopal Academy 2018 midfielder Olivia Tuma has committed to the admissions process at Cornell University.
Olivia Tuma profile:
High School: Episcopal Academy
Graduation Year: 2018
College Choice: Cornell University (admissions process)
Club Affiliation: Philly Blast
Major lacrosse honors: EA Varsity Field Hockey (InterAc & PA State Champs), EA Varsity Track, Elite 120 (Champions), Under Armor 150 (Champions), Nike Top of the Class All Star
Academic honors, service projects: Honor Roll, Key Club, Cradles to Crayons volunteer, SPAC volunteer
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose this school? “Cornell offers everything I was looking for in a school. I immediately connected with the players and the coaches. The high academic standard is something I knew I wanted from the start of my college search, as well as a strong lacrosse program. Coach (Jenny) Graap and her coaching staff have built an incredible program at Cornell and I am so excited to be a part of it!”
Outlook for 2017 HS season? “I think this is going to be a strong year for EA. I am really looking forward to our upcoming season. We have so much young talent mixed with returning players, so it will be exciting to see how our team comes together. Our team is ready to play some of the best teams this year and we are so motivated to win the Inter-Ac title. I think this is going to be a strong year for us.”
People to thank: “Thank you to my parents for everything that they did for me and taking so much time out of their busy lives to helping me throughout this entire process!
“Thank you to my club and school coach, Josie Ferri, and my club coach, Julie Young, for their support. I would not be the player that I am today without their help. Also, thank you to my summer coaches Ally Heavens and Caroline Doran for all their support. A big thank you to all my family and friends for always supporting me.
Other schools considered: Brown, Colgate, Bucknell, Princeton, Boston College
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