By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/28/16
Wilson High School 2019 defender Sara DeLeon has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Sara DeLeon profile:
High School: Wilson High School
Graduation Year: 2019
College Choice: UMBC
Club Affiliation: Xtreme Lacrosse Club
Lacrosse Honors: 2016 1st Team All Division, 2016 Women’s National Tournament Team- Central Pennsylvania, 2016 Freshman Varsity Starter, 2015 Maximum Exposure Camp
Academic honors, service projects: National Honor Society, Cum Laude Honors, High Honor Roll
What will you major in/study? Biology/Medical
Why did you choose this school? “I chose UMBC because I loved the ambiance of the university. It offers both challenging academics and a high caliber of lacrosse, which is what I looked for during my recruiting process. Also, I immediately felt at home when I met the coaching staff and the current players there.”
Outlook for 2017 HS season? “We just came off of winning a County Championship, and are looking to go further this year and take home a District Championship. Our team consist of a lot of very strong players in every position, so we will have a lot to work with.”
People to thank: “First and foremost, I would like to thank my parents for putting in all their time and effort to help me succeed in the game of lacrosse, and always being there to motivate me. Along with my brother Julian, for introducing me to the game and always being around to pass and shoot with.
“Secondly, I would like to thank my club coach (Mark Pinkerton) for helping me grow as a player and person on and off the field. Also, my school coaches (John Spleen) and (Pat Howard) for giving me the opportunity to play all of last season against older and greater talent.
“Lastly, I would like to thank the UMBC coaches (Alex Mundy, Morgan Stephens, and Amy Slade) for giving me the opportunity to play lacrosse at a growing Division 1 program, and making the recruitment process very easy for me.”
Other schools considered: Temple
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