follow us on...

Women’s recruit: Radnor rising senior midfielder Norden commits to Colgate

Thursday, 21st July 2011

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

By Molly Tow, Posted 7/21/11

Radnor rising senior midfielder Kristen Norden has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Colgate University.

Radnor's Kristen Norden has committed to Colgate

Norden helped Radnor to a share of the Central League title in 2011. She was named a US Lacrosse Academic All-American and Second Team All-Central League.

Norden, who plays club lacrosse for SEPA Green, has made the Philly National Tournment team twice, (Philly 4 in 2009 and Philly 2 in 2011) and was also on the Philly Under Armour Underclassmen Games team in 2010.

Colgate went 9-7 and reached the finals of the Patriot League tournament in 2011.

“I really wanted a school with strong academics, and the class size was a good fit,” said Norden. “From the lacrosse portion, I loved the coaches, the team is really good, and I really wanted a Division I school.”

Radnor alum Beasley Hays, a rising junior defender who starts at Colgate, encouraged Norden to consider the school.

“When I went and visited the school, it seemed like a really good fit for me,” Norden said

Other Radnor rising seniors that have made commitments to play Division I college lacrosse are goalie Colleen Packer (Columbia), midfield/attack Natalie Miller (Georgetown), and midfield/attack Elizabeth Lowry (Duquesne).

Radnor (14-6) had several key non-league wins in over Downingtown East and Episcopal Academy in 2011. The Red Raiders, the PIAA champions in 2009 and 2010, were knocked out of District 1 play in the second round by Council Rock North.

Norden feels that Red Raiders still had an impressive season as it transitioned to new coach Brooke Fritz with a young squad.

“We lost a lot of starters so we had a really young team this year and a new coach but we did really well,” said Norden. “We didn’t get as far as we hoped to but I think next year we’ll have a lot of returning starters and we’ll be really strong.

“I think we can hopefully make it to state championships in 2012, because we would like to get that back.”



Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

Latest Headlines