By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/11/16
Owen J. Roberts 2018 midfield/defender Danika Swech has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Delaware.
Danika Swech profile:
High School: Owen J Roberts High School
Graduation Year: 2018
Position: Midfield/ Defense
College Choice: University of Delaware
Club Affiliation: Brandywine Majors Lacrosse Club
Major lacrosse honors: High School (2nd year PAC 10 Champions); 2016 District Runners Up; 2016 State Quarter finalists; 2015 & 2016 Starting Varsity Lacrosse; 2015 & 2016 Second Team – All Pioneer Athletic Conference; 2015 & 2016 Second Team – All Area Team; 2016 Under Armour – HS Team PA; 2016 Brine National Lacrosse Classic – team PA; 2016 Brine National Lacrosse Classic- HS All-star Team; 2015 Brine National Lacrosse Classic – 9th grade Team PA.
Academic honors: All Honors/AP as an incoming Junior, All Honors/AP as sophomore, Distinguished Honors as freshmen and All Honors Classes, National Jr Honor Society Inductee in Middle School
What will you major in/study? Physical Therapy/Pre-Med
Why did you choose this school? “The University of Delaware has always been a the top choice for me. The campus is beautiful and it is close to home. UD has a challenging academic program and a competitive lacrosse program that I am so excited to be a part of. I like the coaches style of coaching and the teammates are supportive and caring.”
Outlook for 2017 HS season? “OJR had a great season last year. We won PAC-10’s, were district finalists, and made it to state quarterfinals. We will be losing four key players but will also be gaining many new talented girls that will help boost the OJR program to success. Under the guidance of Coach Tornetta, we are hoping to make it into states again this year in addition to success in our regular season.”
People to thank: “I would like to thank my parents for all of the support they have given me in my decision and helping me through the process. I would also like to thank my coaches; Coach T, Coach Borbee, and Coach Beers, for teaching me how to be a better player, getting me to where I am today. Lastly, I want to thank my teammates for their support and passion for the game.”
Other schools considered; James Madison University, Temple
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