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Longstreth girls’ recruit: Villa Maria Academy junior defender Mertz commits to Penn State

Monday, 10th December 2012

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 12/10/12

Villa Maria Academy junior defender Courtney Mertz has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Penn State University.

Courtney Mertz log:

Courtney Mertz

High School: Villa Maria Academy

Graduation Year: 2014

Position: Low Defender

College Choice: Penn State University

Club Affiliation: PA Express

Major lacrosse honors, showcases: Many showcases throughout PA Express career, varsity member since freshman year.

Academic honors: Honors student, involved in the arts.

What will you major in/study? “I am undecided at this time but I have an interest in communications.”

Why did you choose the school? “I all around love Penn State. I love the team dynamic along with the coaching staff. I love the energy on campus!”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “Well, we lost a lot of our seniors, but nonetheless still have a strong team. We have great chemistry and talent therefore I have high hopes for this season!”

Other comments: “I would like to thank my parents and family members for their love and support. Also, a big thanks to my PA Express coaches, Coach Ryan, Coach Parsons, and Coach O’Donnell for all their positive influence and guidance over the past few years. I am also thankful for my Villa Maria high school coach, Jess Lamay, who has pushed and supported me from day one. Lastly, thanks to my big sis, Jenna (JMU lacrosse #18) for being one of my biggest fans.”

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Courtney Mertz. 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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