By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/4/15
Garnet Valley High School 2016 defender Rachel Warden has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Drexel University.
Rachel Warden ledger:
High School: Garnet Valley High School
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Drexel University
Club Affiliation: Ultimate PA 2016 Blue
Lacrosse Honors: 2014 PIAA State Champion, Varsity Starter, Fab Fourty All-Star (Philly Showcase) 2012-13
Academic honors, service projects: Honor Roll, FBLA, Interact, Debate Club, Student Council & Youth Lacrosse Mentor
What will you major in/study? Legal Studies
Why did you choose Dexel? “I chose Drexel University for its athletic and academic offerings. Drexel provides so many opportunities on and off the field in order to promote success I believe it will prepare me for my life’s ambitions. Also, when I stepped on campus, I felt like I was home and Coach (Hannah) Rudloff, Coach (Mary) Moran, and Coach (Lindsey) Kovar, really helped me see that. Go Dragons!”
Outlook for 2015 HS season? “For the 2015 Season, Garnet Valley girl’s lacrosse, I believe, may be in contention for another state title. Although we lost a significant class, this is a big year for younger players to step up. We are all very positive about this season and really intrigued to see who will step up to fill these roles.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my youth lacrosse coach Susan Kennedy, I wouldn’t be half the lacrosse player I am today without you. You taught me how to cradle, scoop a ground ball, and most importantly how to love train. I wouldn’t even be playing lacrosse today if you hadn’t driven me to every tournament and practice, thanks again Sus!
“I would also like to thank Donna Coyne who was a tremendous role model, provided excellent coaching, support, and believed in me.
“Next, I would like to thank my high school Coach Jenny Purvis. Thank you so much for all you do in and out of season, thank you for letting me improve my game each and every day!
“I would like to thank Jen Duckenfield who saw my potential and prepared me to compete and the next level. Thanks for the great coaching and support!! I absolutely had a great time with the Ultimate Lacrosse Club and look forward to my final club season this summer.
“Finally, I would like to thank my family. My brothers and sister for always challenging me to be a better player and showing me what is possible and my Mom and Dad for all the countless hours helping me achieve my lacrosse dream.”
Other schools considered: James Madison University, West Point, American, George Washington
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