By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/16/16
Garnet Valley 2018 attack/midfielder Kamryn McNeal has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Towson University.
Kamryn McNeal profile:
High School: Garnet Valley High School
Graduation Year: 2018
College Choice: Towson University
Club Affiliation: Phantastix Lacrosse Club
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: Nike Elite 120 2016, 2015 PIAA State Champions, Freshman Varsity starter-attack/midfield at Garnet Valley H.S 2015, All-Central League Team 1 2015, All-Delco Team 2 2015, National Tournament Philly Team 2 2015, Maximum Exposure All-Star team 2015, Brine National All-Star 2014
What will you major in/study? Early Childhood Education
Why did you choose this school? “Many people say, ‘You’ll know it in your heart when you find the perfect fit.’ Towson offered everything I was looking for academically, athletically and geographically.”
“I intend to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education, a program nationally recognized for its excellence at Towson University.
The coaches and the team impressed me as a cohesive group with strong work ethics, great chemistry and a winning attitude…all the qualities of a successful lacrosse program. I couldn’t be more excited about my future as a Towson Tiger!”
HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “I am really excited about our upcoming lacrosse season! We have strong coaching and senior leadership as well as many hard-working, talented athletes in our lacrosse program. We are focused and determined to bring home the Pennsylvania State Champions title again this year.”
People to thank: “I would like to thank my entire family for always supporting me and demonstrating how proud you are, no matter what I do; for cheering on the sidelines any hour of day, any distance from home and even with the most unfavorable weather. You have all made my love for lacrosse your priority too! Dad, thank you for sacrificing so much of your time to practice with me and to help me learn to make better decisions on the field. I am undeniably a better athlete because of you!
“I am deeply grateful for guidance and incite from Phantastix directors Sue Frazier and JoAnn Yusko. I am honored to play for a highly respected lacrosse program and truly appreciate the time you invested in my college recruiting process.
“To my high school coaches, Jenny Purvis and Lauren Purvis … thank you for believing in me,for building my confidence as a student-athlete, supporting me in recruiting and for making my freshman year incredible by leading us to the PIAA State Championship title.
“I would also like to acknowledge several coaches who have had a huge impact on my lacrosse journey … Lorraine Beers, Jen Duckenfield, Maureen Hager, George Hopson, Kate Henwood and Amanda Kammes … Thank you for challenging me to reach my full potential through each and every lacrosse experience you provide; you coach with such passion for this sport that you have inspired me to work even harder!
“To my teammates … I am privileged to play on the same field with girls I have admired and respected for years. You have taught me about mental toughness, sportsmanship and celebrating big and small moments. With you, I have learned that great things happen on and off the field when we lean on each other!
“To my opponents.. thank you for giving me just one more reason to step up my game! I have met some of the greatest people through lacrosse!
“Finally, a special thank you to Towson Women’s Lacrosse coaches, Sonia and Mike LaMonica, Katie Feeley and Mike Molster ,for affording me the opportunity to realize my dreams to play Division 1 lacrosse for a highly competitive program.”
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