By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/9/16
Henderson 2018 attack Lilly Siskind has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Old Dominion University.
Lilly Siskind profile:
High School: West Chester Henderson
Graduation Year: 2018
College Committed to: Old Dominion University
Club Affiliation: Pa Express 2018 Orange
Major lacrosse honors: Brine Pennsylvania Youth and High School Team, Under Armour uncommitted team 2016, National Tournament Philly Team 2
What will you major in/study? undecided
Why did you choose this school? “Old Dominion University seems to be the best fit for me, both academically and athletically. I loved the campus, the lacrosse facilities, and the team culture. All the girls were so nice and seemed to all get along really well. Most importantly the coaches who are so caring and personable made my family and I feel very confident about my decision and helped to make my recruiting process an easy choice!”
HS team’s outlook for 2017 season? “My high school team is ready to improve from our last season. Although most of our key starting varsity players graduated, this just means stepping up is going to be important this season. I’m looking forward to be able to play for head coach, Lauren Purvis. Coach Purvis is very knowledgeable about the game, and always looking to improve our play and making us the best players we can be.”
People to thank: “I would first like to thank my coaches, Jeff Hoerman and Kelee O’Malley. My lacrosse game has grown so much because of them and it was a pleasure to be able to play for them. I am forever grateful to my parents, Jules and Susan Siskind, for supporting me through both my school and travel seasons. Dad, thank you for introducing the game to me and always making sure I had a stick in my hand. Mom thank you for being so supportive and complementing me in every game, even if I didn’t think I played to my full potential. To my brothers, Zach and Max, thanks for never letting me win and not making it easy when I do; Max, getting to grow up and watch you play at Towson with such passion and heart in every game, has only pushed me harder to become the player I am today. To my sister Ariel, thanks for being to supportive in my recruiting process. Lastly, to my best friend and current teammate, Jordyn Bauer; you put your faith in me and you pushed me beyond my limits, making me the best possible athlete I can be. Having someone as competitive as me makes every game one to remember, a huge thanks for being someone I can count on to always feed to, and always knowing where to be at the right time. Without you there is no chance I would be where I am today, good luck at Penn I know you’ll do big things!.”
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