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.@LongstrethLAX girls’ recruit: Council Rock South 2017 DEF Simpson commits to Iona

Sunday, 4th October 2015

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

By K.I. Imperiale, Posted 10/4/15

Council Rock South 2017 defender Mary Kate Simpson has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Iona College.

Mary Kate Simpson ledger:

Mary Kate Simpson

Mary Kate Simpson

High School: Council Rock South High School

Position: defense

Graduating Year: 2017

College Choice: Iona College

Club affiliation: Tri-State

Lacrosse honors: Rookie of the Year, 2014, CRS

Academic honors, service: Academic honor roll, Varsity Letter in Girls Soccer, Council Rock Community Lacrosse volunteer, STARS-tutor at district elementary schools

Why did you choose Iona? “The family atmosphere that the lacrosse exudes. It’s the right size as far as student body; there is a rigorous academic program. The coaches are positive and are always providing great feedback to the players.”

Thank You: “Thanks to Tri-State Director Sue Montegari, for helping me in this journey and always giving me great advice. Thanks to Tri-State Coach Murph, for being an amazing coach over the last 4 years. I am definitely a better lacrosse player because of you. You’ve pushed me to be better and I will be forever grateful.

“Thanks to my high school coach, Coach Fox, for seeing something in me that I wasn’t ready to see in myself. When you started me as a freshman, you gave me confidence.

“Thank to my Mom, this is all thanks to you. You’ve driven me to every practice and game I’ve ever had over the last 8 years. Thank you for everything, not just lacrosse. Thanks to Conor; if it weren’t for you playing before me because you were older, I’d have never picked up a stick. Thanks for that!”

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Emily Vervlied. 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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