By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/28/09
Upper Dublin rising senior attack Amy Cross has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.
Cross, a first-team All-American, scored 70 goals and added 26 assists for the Cardinals. She led Upper Dublin to the Suburban One American Conference crown and was named first-team all-conference and Third Team All-Philllyacrosse.com. She also played with the Philly1 team that claimed the gold at the US Lacrosse National Tourney in May.
Cross, who is undecided on a major, liked the Orange team members.
“One thing I liked was the whole team,” she said. “They all seemed to be a lot of fun and a really nice group of girl that I would be able to get along with.
“I really liked the coaching staff as well. They have a lot of fun with the girls and that caught my attention.”
Cross liked the fact that the Syracuse coach is men’s lacrosse legend and former Philadelphia Wing Gary Gait, also a Syracuse grad. “It’s really cool, I never had a guy coach,” she said. “He is such a nice guy; I don’t think I’ll have any problems adjusting.
“They have like 200 majors at Syracuse, so the nice thing is that I will be able to find something.”
Cross is confident the Cardinals will be strong again in 2010 and can make a run in the District 1 playoffs. “We always work really hard and hopefully everyone will step up,” she said.
Cross, who played for the Philadelphia area team this summer that placed third in the Under Armour Underclassmen Games at Towson University. She is coached at Upper Dublin by her mother, Dee Cross, the captain of the US World Cup championship team in 1989 and an inductee of the US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame.
Cross has enjoyed being coached by her mother.
“There are more benefits to it; it’s kind of nice having her (as coach),” she said. “I’ve had lacrosse ever since I was born and it’s helped me get where I am.”
Seniors can sign National Letters of Intent during the early signing period Nov. 11-18
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