By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/18/16
Lampeter-Strasburg (PA) 2019 midfielder Kelsey Kimmel has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Penn State University.
Kelsey Kimmel profile:
High School: Lampeter-Strasburg, PA
Grad year: 2019
College Choice: Penn State University
Club affiliation: Phantastix
Lacrosse Honors: Selected to the 2016 Central PA US Lacrosse National Tournament Team, 2016 LNP Girls’ Lacrosse Player of the Year, Lancaster-Lebanon League 1st Team All-Star 2016, Named a “Fab 40 All-Star” at the Girls Philly Showcase, selected to 2015 Team PA for Brine National Lacrosse Classic, Varsity Starter for Lampeter-Strasburg High School as a freshman-Team MVP, Freshman Statistics: 93 points (L-L League Leader, regular season) with 66 goals, 27 assists, and 130 draw controls.
Academic Honors: Distinguished Honor Roll both semesters
What will you major in/study: Business
Why I chose this school: “I chose Penn State because they have everything I’m looking for in a school! Penn State has a strong business program, a beautiful campus, a great lacrosse program, and the coaching staff is incredible! I love the athletic atmosphere, and can’t wait to be a part of the tradition. We Are…”
Outlook for 2017 school season: “Last season our team qualified for Districts for the first time in program history. We lost a lot of key seniors, but we still have lots of talent. We are hoping to progress further into district play.”
People to thank: I am extremely thankful and grateful for all of the excellent coaching and advice I’ve received. Jessica Lake and Annie Brophy (Phantastix coaches), Sue Frazier and JoAnn Yusko (Phantastix directors), Mark Pinkerton (Xtreme director), Erin Zimmer (Xtreme coach), Claudia Ovchinnikoff (coach), Maria Alexandrowicz and Shanna Muscavage (Lampeter-Strasburg coaches), Marie Lehman and Kristy Beckman (LS youth coaches) have all been so helpful and generous with their time and advice. Thank you also, of course, to my family for all your love and support.”
Other colleges considered: Northwestern, Princeton, James Madison, Loyola, Johns Hopkins, Delaware, St. Joseph’s, Ohio State
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