By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/24/16
Wissahickon 2017 defender Megan DeGroat has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Rollins College.
Megan DeGroat profile:
High School: Wissahickon
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Rollins College
Club Affiliation: Ultimate NJ 2017 Blue
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: Suburban One All League – Honorable Mention, Varsity Letter (freshman/sophomore), Coach’s Award (freshman), 2014 Team #13 Award – MVP
What will you major in/study? Business/marketing
Why did you choose this school? “I started looking at Rollins College because I’ve always known that I wanted to attend a school in the south to enjoy the warmer weather. When I went to visit Rollins I fell in love with the campus and the town. Rollins has a great academic reputation and an extremely competitive lacrosse program. Rollins is consistently a top DII program. The coaches all really stood out to me because of their positive attitudes and the relationships that Coaches (Dennis) Short and TK (Tom Kienle) have created with their players. It is a great environment that I want to be part of!”
HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “We have a great core group of players coming back this season and we once again hope to win the league title!”
People to thank: “I want to thank my parents for always being supportive over the years with my lacrosse needs. Coach Tom Gannon who initially taught me the game at WissLax, my high school coach, Patty Kovacs, DJ and the rest of the Ultimate staff. I really want to thank Coach Schlesinger, as he has been the best coach I’ve ever had and helped me improve not only as a lax player but also as a person.”
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