By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/2/12
Annapolis Area Christian School (MD) junior midfielder Emily Castle has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Richmond.
Castle played her freshman and sophomore years at Delco Christian where she helped start the program. She continues to play for the Phantastix club team.
Emily Castle log:
High School: Annapolis Area Christian School; 9th-10th grades at Delco Christian,
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: Univ. of Richmond
Club Affiliation: Phantastix
Major lacrosse honors: Two-time All-Bicentennial League, leading scorer, 2010-11, tallied 63 goals as sophomore, 56 as a freshman; member, Philly 5 team at 2011 National Tournament.
Academic honors: Principal’s Honor Roll
What will you major in/study? Considering Journalism
Why did you choose school? “I thought the school was the perfect fit for me academically and athletically. I had such a comfortable feeling there. It’s the perfect size and location. Also, the coaches had a lot to do with it; head coach (Stephy Samaras Mantziaras) was a two time All-American (at Virginia) and assistant (Kelly Casper Carter) was a three-time All-American (at Maryland). They are so easy to talk to and have so much faith in me and the program is so up and coming.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “We think we are going to win a championship in the league.”
Other comments: “I’d like to thank all my coaches from the Phantastix and also from the CCLax staff; and my parents for all their support and for always believing in me.”
How she started the program at Delco Christian: Castle and her family moved to Philly from the Annapolis area in 2009. Her father, David, is an Abington grad who played at Lawrenceville School. “My dad (David) worked at the school (as assistant head of school) and when me and my sister (Sarah, now a freshman at York College) came and heard there was no lacrosse team and we basically went around recruiting all the athletes. It was amazing to see what they could do and how they got the basic skills.”