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Women’s recruit: Unionville rising senior midfielder Abens commits to Lehigh

Wednesday, 22nd June 2011

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 6/22/11

Unionville rising senior midfielder/attack Kris Abens had made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Lehigh University.

Unionville rising senior Kris Abens has committed to Lehigh

Abens helped the Indians to a sixth-place finish (6-5) in the Ches-Mont League this year. Abens plays club lacrosse for SEPA.

Abensd, a High Honor Roll student, said she liked the campus and coaching staff at Lehigh. The Mountain Hawks finished 10-7 and made the Patriot League finals under third-year coach Jill Redfern (Ursinus College) in 2011.

“I really liked the campus and I met with coach Redfern at the rcruiting clinic and it just felt right,” Abens said. “I really like that the school is built on a hill. It’s pretty; and I also like the sports complex.

“My coach went there and she got me interested in the program. I like how it’s taken off under coach Redfern.”

Abens believes the Indians will be a much-improved team in 2012.

“We had lost 10 seniors from last year’s team so it was a tough season,” she said. “But we have a lot of juniors coming back and we got a lot of experience. I think we have a bunch of underclassmen that will do really well next year.”

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