By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/27/11
Garnet Valley senior defender Melissa Koscinski has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Robert Morris.
Melissa Koscinski log:
High School: Garnet Valley
Graduation Year: 2012
College Choice: Robert Morris University
Club Affiliation: Brandywine Majors
Major lacrosse honors: Two year starter on 2011 PIAA State Championship team (26-3) and played on the Underclassmen Philadelphia UnderArmour Team, 2011.
Academic honors: Honor Roll student every year and French Honor Society
What will you major in/study? Nursing
Why did you choose school? “I love the location of the campus and how it is about 15 minutes from the city (Pittsburgh). It has a great nursing program and its after graduation job percentage is very high. Also, I get along well with the coaches.”
Other info: Koscinski is the fifth senior member of the state champion Jaguars to commit to a Division I college. Others are: midfielders Ally Heavens (Penn State) and Halley Barnes (Rutgers) and attack AnnaElise Morello (Yale) and Kara Stroup (Temple),
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “I want the team to take it one game at a time and not get ahead of ourselves. It would be great to top off my senior year by winning the Central League and not sharing it with anyone and also winning another PIAA State Championship and showing everyone that it wasn’t just luck.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank my Mom and Dad, John and Lori, my siblings, John, Jimmy, and Michelle, and also my coaches Kate Henwood, Amanda Kammas, and ChristyAnn Morello for everything. They all helped me so much with my recruiting process and were there every step of the way! I know I made a great choice to go to RMU!”
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