By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/24/12
Archbishop Wood senior midfield/defense Nicole Duca has committed to play Division I lacrosse at Monmouth University.
Nicole Duca log:
High School: Archbishop Wood
Graduation Year: 2012
College Choice: Monmouth University
Club Affiliation: Ultimate Goal Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors: Academic All-American 2011; All-Catholic 2nd team 2011, 2010 and Honorable mention 2009; 2011 Bucks Golden 2nd Team. 4 Year Varsity starter and 2 year captain
What will you major in/study? Health Sciences
Why did you choose Monmouth? “I chose Monmouth University because I felt as though it was the right choice and fit for me. I like the academics that Monmouth has to offer me. I also love the lacrosse program, all the girls, and the coaching staff. I love the campus and the location of the school. My parents are going to be able to attend most of my games.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “Our high school team is going to be young this year but with great potential. As a team we want to win a championship, so I do think this year with all the chemistry that we have, we have a good shot at winning. It is going to be tough and gruesome, but we all know that we are determined enough to do it.”
Additional comments: “I would like to thank my parents, I am so thankful for all they have done for me. They have supported me from day one and I cannot thank them enough. I am truly grateful for my sister too, she has helped me gain the confidence I need to be a great student athlete.
“I am thankful for my coaches at Archbishop Wood, and all my teammates, especially Caitlin McCartney and Alyssa Andress, we all have played lacrosse together since the second and third grade. We have helped each other in so many ways and have inspired each other to go beyond greatness.”
Finally, I am sincerely grateful for the help, support, and dedication given to me by my coaches, Nicole Flego and Michelle DeJuliis, from Ultimate Goal lacrosse club.”
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