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.@LongstrethLAX girls: Villanova gets commitment from Northport (NY) 2016 attack Orella

Friday, 18th July 2014

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

By K.I. Goldberg, Posted 7/18/14

Northport High School (NY) rising junior attack Courtney Orella has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.

Courtney Orella ledger:

Courtney Orella (yellow jersey)

Courtney Orella (yellow jersey)

High School: Northport High School, New York

Graduation Year: 2016

Position: Attack

College Choice: Villanova University

Club Affiliation: Long Island Yellow Jackets 2016 Curcio

Lacrosse Honors: Elite 120, Nike Team Camp, Boston University: Around the Crease, Villanova: 4v4 Clash, Duke: Blue Devil Camp, Blue Chip, Lehigh September Spectacular, Yale; Bulldog Bash, Brown; Lacrosse Clinic, 2013 and 2014 Northport Varsity Suffolk County Semi-Finalist.

Academic honors, service projects: National Honor Society, Honor Roll, Academy of Finance, Scholar Athlete, KIDS Plus (sports for kids with disabilities), Johns Hopkins program

What will you major in/study? Business/MBA degree

Why did you choose Nova? “Villanova really stood out to me for several reasons. It is a gorgeous campus, great academics, and the school is widely known for athletics. When I met the coaches, I knew that Villanova was the place for me. I feel that Coach (Julie) Young, Coach (Princess) Livingston, and Coach (Caitlin) Powderly are on a mission to take this team to new heights and I am very grateful to be a part of that. I look forward to being a Wildcat!”

What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “The team plays well together, no one is selfish. We treat each other like family and have amazing chemistry. We didn’t make it to Counties this year but we are a growing team and I think we have a ton of potential to go far next year. I’m fortunate to be apart of the Northport Girls Lacrosse Program, Carol Rose is an outstanding coach.”

Thank You: “I couldn’t have done it without the help of my High School coach Carol Rose and my Yellow Jacket coach Alexis Curcio. I thank them for making me a better player and all of their hard work.”

Other schools considered: Boston University, Stonybrook University, Yale University

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Courtney Orella. 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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