By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/11/09
Germantown Academy senior midfielder Kate Henrich has signed a national letter of intent to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Denver.
Henrich, an Honorable Mention All-American pick last year, said she didn’t consider any western schools until she was spotted by Pioneers coach Liza Kelly in the summer.
“I was talking to other schools all during my junior year,” said Henrich, who first looked at Loyola, Louisville and Boston College. “Then coach saw me play during the (Women’s) National Division Tournament at Lehigh.
“I had gone out there with my family for hikes. My dad encouraged me to check out Denver so we flew there in early July, and I just loved it. The campus is beautiful. The school is actually an arboretum; you can see the Rockies.”
Henrich, who scored 71 goals last year and also earned first-team All-Inter-Ac League honors, said she plans to pursue business and apply for the prestigious Daniels College of Business as a sophomore.
“Possibly, I’d like to run my own business,” said Henrich. “But I don’t know how to do it yet.”
Denver is the defending Mountain Pacific Sports Federation champion and features another recent Philadelphia recruit, backup goalie and freshman Ashley Harman of Boyertown High.
“I like the fact that they can win an automatic berth to the NCAAs by winning their conference starting my freshman year,” said Henrich. “They’ve won it the past few years, so I’ll have a great chance to go.”
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