By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/16/11
Archbishop Carroll junior midfielder Natalie Schmitt has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Penn State University.
Natalie Schmitt log:
High School: Archbishop Carroll
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: Penn State
Club Affiliation: Phantastix
Major lacrosse honors: Honorable mention All-Catholic, 2011; Played on Philly1 at National Tournament where she was nominated for finalist for Heather Leigh Albert Award
Academic honors: First Honors, Ranked in top 10 percent of class, 4.0 GPA
Why did you choose school? “This summer I did a camp there and fell in love with it. I met the team and liked them and I like the big-time football atmosphere and how big the school is. I like the conference (American Lacrosse) and the fact it’s so competitive.
“I also love the coaching staff and coach Missy Doherty. She is new (second year) and is already doing so well with recruiting the top players in her classes.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “We lost a couple key girls, but we still have a lot are coming back and our goal will be to win the Catholic League championship (Carroll has won last 11 titles and advanced to state quarterfinals three straight years) and continue further than in previous years.
“We have a good group of upperclassmen and some strong juniors and a lot of underclassmen that can contribute.
Other comments: I want to thank my family, (Archbishop) coach (Lorraine) Beers, and from the Phantastix, Chrissy Poplawski, JoAnn Yusko and Sue Frazier and the rest of the Phantastix coaches.
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