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Longstreth girls’ recruit: Academy of Notre Dame 2014 MF-ATT Derstine commits to Duquesne

Friday, 2nd August 2013

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 8/2/13

Academy of Notre Dame rising senior midfielder-attackman Jessica Derstine has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Duquesne University.

Jessica Derstine log:

Jessica Derstine

Jessica Derstine

High school: Academy of Notre Dame

Graduation year: 2014

Position: Midfield/Attack

College choice: Duquesne University

Club affiliation: Ultimate Goal

Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: Philadelphia team U15/U16, Philly Showcase 2011, Maximum Exposure 2011, UNC camp 2011

What will you major in/study: Undecided

Why did you choose school: “I fell in love with the campus as soon as I saw it. The school is right in Pittsburgh, a great city yet still has an enclosed campus feel which I was looking for. I feel that Duquesne is a place where I will be able to thrive both academically and athletically, while also offering me the opportunities that some other schools may not.”

Outlook for your high school team in 2014:
“We are looking forward to having a great school season. We have four seniors this year to lead the team, including myself. We know what we have to work on from our past season, it should be a great year at ND!”

Other comments: “I would like to thank my parents for always encouraging me to keep up with the game and, more importantly, for driving me to all of my tournaments and camps but mostly for being my number one fans. I would also like to thank Coach Deb Lawlor and Coach Jen Duckenfield for teaching me all I know about lacrosse and helping me throughout my career. Thanks to my Ultimate team for making my summers so fun!”

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Jessica Derstine. 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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