By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/4/16
Academy of Notre Dame 2018 midfield Natalie Hughes has made a commitment to the admissions process at Cornell University.
Natalie Hughes profile:
High School: Academy of Notre Dame
Graduation Year: 2018
College Choice: Cornell University (admissions)
Club Affiliation: Ultimate Lacrosse
Lacrosse Honors: Ultimate U-15 Elite, The Draft, High School Varsity as freshman
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose Cornell? “As soon as I stepped foot on Cornell’s campus, I immediately knew that it was the school I wanted to attend. There is so much to offer from top notch academics and choices of majors, as well as an amazing coaching staff and lacrosse program that I am very excited to be apart of in the future!”
HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “This season our team is looking to build off of last year’s success! We have many very strong players this year who have all been working hard during the off season. I definitely think that we can accomplish our goals by working together as a team and pushing ourselves to be the best we can be!”
Thank You: “First, I would like to give a special thanks to my parents for driving me to countless practices and tournaments, and for always pushing me to do my best. Also, thank you to my older sister Meredith for always having a pass with me and for being a great role model.
“I would also like to thank Xan Weitzel (high school coach), Chelsea Rosiek, Heather Wentz, and Michele DeJulius (Ultimate coaches) for helping me through the recruiting process as well as developing my lacrosse skills in all aspects of the game. I am so lucky to have the opportunity to play for so many great coaches!
“Lastly, thank you to Coach (Jenny) Graap, Coach (Suzie) Friedrich, and Coach (Rachael) Burek for giving me this amazing opportunity to be a part of such a great team and program!”
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