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Longstreth girls’ recruit: Garnet Valley junior defender McGrath commits to William & Mary

Tuesday, 5th June 2012

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

By K.N. Goldberg, Posted 6/5/12

Garnet Valley junior defender Julia McGrath has committed to play Division I lacrosse at the College of William and Mary.

Julia McGrath log:

Julia McGrath (Photo courtesy of Martin Scott Photography)

High School: Garnet Valley High School

Graduation Year: 2013

Position: Defense

College Choice: The College of William and Mary

Club Affiliation: Brandywine Majors 2013

Lacrosse Honors:
2012 Academic All-American,
2011 PIAA State Champions,
2012 Undefeated Central League Champions,
2011 Central League Champions,
2011 PASLA Regional Mid Atlantic Team 3
– National Tournament,
2011 All Delco Honorable Mention
Ambassador Award,
Varsity starter since freshman year

Academic Honors:

National Honor Society
Spanish National Honor Society
Academic Excellence
Dist. Honor Roll
Rotary Student of the month
Jag of the month x2

What will you major in/study? Undecided

Why did you choose W&M? “I chose William and Mary because of its well-respected academics and also for its competitive athletics. When I visited there, I felt at home and was very comfortable. I really look forward to playing for coaches Brooke Ireland and Sarah Mollison. They are so welcoming and supportive, and they are great coaches. I can’t wait to be part of the tribe!”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “First, we hope to finish this year by winning the State Championship again. Next year we will be losing some key players, but we have a lot of talent coming up and I expect us to be a strong competitor in the Central League. Hopefully, we will make it to the State playoffs again next year!”

Additional Comments: “First, I would like to thank my mom and dad for their continuous support throughout this process, for rides to practice and games, and for coming to every single game. Next, thank you to my sisters, Tori and Jackie, for helping me with everything and for their sense of humor. Also, thank you to my high school coaches, Coach Henwood, Coach Morello, Coach Kammes, and Coach Hughes, for helping me reach my potential as an athlete and a student. Thank you to my club coaches, Karen Borbee and Betsy Glassford, for helping me develop my skills and providing me with opportunities to have fun and play lacrosse. Lastly, I want to thank my Garnet Valley and Brandywine Major teammates for always pushing me to work harder and for making lacrosse so memorable!”

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Julia McGrath. Longstreth specializes in equipment, uniforms and apparel for women’s sports. Longstreth carries a huge selection of all the best women’s heads, handles, goalie gear and player accessories – including shoes and apparel. Visit for directions and information.



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