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Women’s recruit: Ursuline Academy (DE) senior midfielder Noonan (Phantastix) commits to BU

Wednesday, 8th September 2010

Categories Club, Girl's/Women's, High School, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 9/8/10

Ursuline Academy (Del.) senior midfielder Austin Noonan has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Boston University.

Noonan was a First Team All-State and Honorable Mention US Lacrosse All-American pick for Ursuline, which went 11-5 and reached the semifinals of the Delaware state tournament. Noonan, who also was selected to try out for the US U-19 National team this sumer, had more than 225 career goals in high school and plays club lacrosse for the Phantastix.

Ursuline Academy's Austin Noonan has committed to Boston University

At BU, Noonan will play for head coach Liz Robertshaw, a Strath Haven graduate who has a 57-22 record in four seasons and last year led the Terriers to their sixth straight American East crown.

Noonan, an Honor Roll student, is undecided on a major. She first became familiar with BU at summer camps and committed after attending camp in Boston again this summer.

“I love (coach Robertshaw) and that was a big part of it,” she said. “I fell in love with it. I didn’t commit right away, but comparing it to other schools, Boston was the place for me.”

Noonan said the tryout for the U-19 team was a thrill.

“It was so incredible, a great experience,” she said. “I had nothing to lose. It was great competition, and at the same time I had a lot of fun. I made the most of it.”

Noonan, who also plays basketball at Ursuline, expects her team to contend again for a playoff berth.

“We did very well last year and we have a lot of seniors coming back,” she said. “Many


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