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Longstreth girls’ recruit: Bishop Shanahan 2015 midfielder Staska commits to West Chester

Wednesday, 23rd October 2013

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 11/23/13

Bishop Shanahan High School junior midfielder Maddie Staska has made a commitment to play Division II lacrosse at West Chester University.

Maddie Staska log:

Maddie Staska

Maddie Staska

High School: Bishop Shanahan High School

Graduation Year: 2015

Position: Midfield

College Choice: West Chester University

Club Affiliation: PA Express 2015

Major lacrosse honors: Brine National Team 2013; 2013 Philly National Tournament Team; Varsity Starter since freshman year

What will you major in/study? Business

Why did you choose West Chester? “West Chester University is the perfect fit for me. It is somewhere I will be able to get a great education and play for a competitive lacrosse team. I am excited to play for Coach Ginny Martino and Suzie Burmester and be a part of a great group of lacrosse players.”

Outlook for your High School team? “I really feel like our team will be a major threat in the ChesMont Division this year. Being a young team for the last 2 years, we have used this to our advantage, improving our skills as individuals and as a team. I am also very excited for our upcoming season with our new Head Coach, Laura Capuano.”

Additional Comments: “I want to thank my PA Express coaches, Mr. and Mrs. Runyon for not only improving my game but for also building me as a respected team player throughout the years.

“Thank you to my former High School coach, Christine McKinney, for teaching me the in’s and out’s of lacrosse and for inspiring me with her passion for the game.

“I also want to send a huge thank you to my second family, my PA Express and Shanahan teammates.

“A special thanks to my little sister Makenzie for spending countless hours with me out in the yard throwing the ball around.

“Thank you to my Dad for being a true motivator and for pushing me to never give up.

“Lastly, thank you to my Mom, my first lacrosse coach and role model, for being my biggest fan and for the unconditional love and support on and off the field.”

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Maddie Staska. 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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