By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/25/09
Council Rock South senior attacker Madison Hurwitz has signed a letter of intent to play next year at Bucknell University.
Hurwitz, the Player of the Year in the Suburban One Continental Conference last season, loved the combination of academics and lacrosse at the Lewisburg campus.
“Bucknell has always been my first choice,” said Hurwitz, who scored 117 goals last year and has more than 200 in her career. “The academics are very important to me. Clearly, I am not going to play lacrosse for the rest of my life.
“Bucknell is beautiful; Lewisburg reminds me of Virginia. It has big flat land, and you can rid eyour bike or walk; you can do your thing. And it’s close to home. They also play a lot of games close to here so my parents, my No. 1 fans, can come to my games.”
Hurwitz, whose mother is a teacher, said she plans to major in psychology and perhaps go into child psychology or education.
Hurwitz recalled last year as a magical season for the Golden Hawks, who went 17-4 and won their first Continental Conference crown by going 11-1 in the league.
“It was awesome,” she said. “Our coach (Kara DiMarco) cares so much about us; she was just as excited as we were when we won. It was great to be a part of it. We really worked well together. I know I couldn’t have done as well as I did without my teammates.”
Hurwitz also will play a key role this year if the Hawks are to contend in the new-look National Conference of the Suburban One League. The favorite going into conference play will be defending co-champion Abington.
“I have a great feeling about our team unity,” said Hurwitz, a co-captain. “I’d like to win the league again, but it’s a different league and it will be tougher than last year.”
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