By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/9/12
St. Mark’s (DE) junior midfielder Haley Schweizer has committed to play Division I lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University.
Haley Schweizer log:
High School: St. Mark’s High School (Wilmington, DE)
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: Johns Hopkins
Club Affiliation: Ultimate Goal Lacrosse
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps: All-State selection first year, 1st team All-State Soph year, All-Conference Freshman & Soph years, WDEL athlete of the week 2010, varsity player fresh & Soph years, U15 National All-Tournament team camp All-Star player for JMU, Duke, Penn State, Max Exposure, UNC camps (all camps participated in as well as Hopkins Lacrosse camp), National Tournament selected player- Eastern Shore, Under Armour All-American Tournament– NJ team; ESPN highlighted as top 10 people to watch at Under Armour Tournament, total goals to date, point 156…assists 42, about 80% draw control average
Academic honors: Honor Roll Fresh, Soph, Junior year (1st half), Chemistry Club Vice Pres, Student Council Class Secretary, Psychology Club, Z Club and Blue Gold (service clubs), Fresh year 13th in class of 300, Soph year 20th of 303, and Junior (so far) 21st out of 303.
What will you major in/study? “Neuroscience or Behavioral Biology to prepare me for a masters program in either physical therapy or physician’s assistant.”
Why did you choose Johns Hopkins? “Many factors- from the lacrosse perspective, the coaches are dynamic and the 2012 recruiting class was strong. I come from a big family …1 of 6 (sister, Courtney, is a junior lax player there so family has grown fond of JHU) and it was important for me to be somewhat close to home, so that my parents could get to my games (this year they have 10 home games). From an academic perspective, I wanted a school strong and challenging in the sciences to prepare me for the medical field. I committed early to Hopkins (in November) because they had a high interest in me, their coaching staff is SO energetic and encouraging, and the team seemed as if they were truly a family.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “Our team made it to the semi-finals my freshman and sophomore years and we hope to make it to semis again this year with a new coach and a hope for a rebuilding/strengthening season.”
Additional comments: “I have started varsity field hockey since Freshman year and have been on the varsity basketball team since sophomore year. I want to thank my parents, sisters (other sister, Taryn, class of 2012 is committed to High Point as a defender for lacrosse), and coaches for pushing me to be the best player that I can be. Coach Tucker and the other coaches pushed me and helped me strive to be better both on and off the field. Most of all I want to thank God, as I always do with all accomplishments, for blessing me with the ability to play sports and all that he has in store for me!”