By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/3/17
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur 2019 defender Lindsey Barnes has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at High Point University.
Lindsey Barnes profile:
High School: Academy of Notre Dame de Namur
Graduation Year: 2019
College Choice: High Point University
Club Affiliation: Philly Blast Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: Under Armor Command Division, Under Armour Prodigies, Brine National Team, National Tournament- Team Philadelphia- Team 3, High School Varsity Starter, Warrior National Prospect Invitee.
Academic honors, service projects: Volunteer with the Bethesda Project
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose this school? “I chose High Point because of the instant connection I had with the school as soon as I walked on campus. I can pursue a high level of academics while doing what I love at the same time. After being on campus and getting to know the coaches and team better, I knew High Point was where I wanted to be.”
Outlook for 2017 HS season? “Notre dame is in the Inter- Ac which is a very tough, competitive league including the Episcopal Academy and Agnes Irwin. We lost some strong seniors, but I believe we have an even stronger core of talented girls returning who have the heart and hustle to take it all.”
People to thank: “I would like to thank my club coach, Josie Ferri, for believing in my strengths and talents and bringing me to where I am today. None of this would’ve been possible without her constant support and her coaching efforts to make her players better on and off the field.”
“I would like to thank my High School coaches, Xan Zimatore and Maura Wilson, for believing in me as a player and a person. I came into my first high school season as a rookie defender who knew nothing about the position, but am so grateful to have both Xan and Maura as my coaches. They make the game more enjoyable and fun to play.”
“I would like to thank Colleen Margarity for her additional guidance and selecting me for the Under Armor team. I believe this experience has upped my confidence level and game as a whole. Colleen was very supportive through my whole process and I could not be more appreciative.”
“I would like to thank my Notre Dame lacrosse teammates. I love every single last one of you and you all push me to do better every single day. You’ve all taught me what it’s like to really be a part of a team who know how to work together and fight through tough times.”
“And lastly, I would like to thank my parents who have selflessly put me and my game before themselves. I would most definitely not be here without them and the unconditional love and support they have given me. They’re my biggest fans and I could not thank them more for all they have sacrificed and done for me.”
Other schools considered: Fairfield, Lafayette, Drexel, Quinnipiac and Mount Saint Mary’s
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