By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/7/15
Merion Mercy Academy 2017 midfielder Allie Scannapieco has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at George Washington University.
Allie Scannapieco profile:
High School: Merion Mercy Academy
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: George Washington University
Club Affiliation: Philly Blast
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: Honorable Mention All-Mainline, Catholic Academies League champion
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose this school? “George Washington University has everything that I was looking for in a college. The outstanding academics, urban location, and the up and coming lacrosse program fit all of my criteria. D.C. is a wonderful city with endless opportunities. The new coaching staff has terrific plans for the program, and I know this is a school where I will be pushed to my highest potential and make an impact on the team. The coaches create a positive team environment, and understand the importance of academics on top of lacrosse.”
HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “We will be very successful and competitve. Last year we won the Catholic Academies League Championship. We had a fairly young team with many starting sophomores. We also lost a few great seniors, but I know we will step up and have a winning season again this year.”
Thank You: “I want to thank my coaches, John Geary, Josie Ferri, and Caroline Dodds, for all of the time they spent supporting and helping me throughout this process. These coaches push me to work my hardest and are always helping me with stick work, footwork, and technique. I would also like to thank my mom, without her none of this would have been possible.”
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