By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/18/17
The Agnes Irwin School (PA) 2019 defense Lauren Rader has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at University of Michigan.
Lauren Rader profile:
High School: The Agnes Irwin School (PA)
Graduation Year: 2019
College Choice: University of Michigan
Club Team: Ultimate PA Blue 2019
Lacrosse Honors: 2016 Inter-Ac League Champions, 2016 PAISAA Runner-up
Academic Honors: High Honors at AIS
What do you plan to major in? Undecided
Why did you choose Michigan? “The moment I set foot in Ann Arbor, I immediately felt the pride and energy of the University of Michigan. The school spirit is visible everywhere! Michigan’s perfect balance of outstanding academics and athletics are unparalleled. The players and coaches all made me feel so welcome. Coach (Jennifer) Ulehla is building an amazing program that I am so excited to be apart of!”
HS team’s Outlook for 2017 season? “We are having a strong start to the 2017 season, coming up with some big wins early on. Our team is extremely talented, and we are hoping to take this momentum all the way to the PAISAA State Championship!”
Thank You: “First, I would like to thank my Mom and Dad for showing me what it means to be a loyal teammate and a hard worker. Without their endless love, support, and guidance, I would not be where I am today.
“A HUGE thank you Coach Duck (Jenny Duckenfield) and DJ (Michele Dejuliis). It’s been an honor to play for Agnes Irwin and Ultimate Lacrosse, and I am so fortunate to have these two devoted coaches in my life.
“Thank you to Coach Duck, for being an awesome coach, and constantly pushing me to be my best every time I step on the field. Without her, I would not be the player I am today. I cannot thank her enough for always believing in me, and helping me navigate the recruiting process.
“Thank you to DJ for all of her guidance with recruiting, and supporting me through Ultimate Lacrosse. Her knowledge of the sport is invaluable, and she is an excellent role model!
“Thank you to Coach (Jen) Raech, Maggie Forker, and Alex Duckenfield, for giving me superior training and amazing experiences with Agnes Irwin and Ultimate Lacrosse.
“Thank you to all my teammates throughout the years! Whether it has been in lacrosse or ice hockey, they pushed me to be a better player and person. It’s been a blast!
“A very special thank you to Coach (Jennifer) Ulehla, Coach (Laura) Bernotas, and Coach (Molly) Hulseman, for giving me the opportunity to play lacrosse at my dream school. GO BLUE!”
Other schools considered: USC, Richmond, Duquesne, Vanderbilt
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