By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/27/16
Agnes Irwin School 2019 attack Emily Wills has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Loyola University.
Emily Wills profile:
High School: Agnes Irwin School, PA
Graduation Year: 2019
College Choice: Loyola University
Club Affiliation: Ultimate Goal Lacrosse
Lacrosse Honors: Philly National Tournament Team, Under Armour Command Team, Under Armour All-Tournament Team, Inside Lacrosse Players Who Impressed, Ultimate Elite U-15 Team, Summer Genesis All-Star, Players who stood out Big 4 HHH Prodigies Powered by Under Armour
Academic Honors: Honors, freshman year
What will you major in/study? Communications
Why did you choose Loyola? “I chose Loyola because I wanted to play for Jen Adams, Dana Dobbie, and Caroline Hager and for a team that loved to play as much as I do.”
Outlook for 2017 HS season? “I feel very confident in our 2017 season!! We are really cohesive and have an awesome team chemistry. We are all super excited to play this spring!”
Thank You: “First, thank you Michele DeJuliis for your reassurance and guidance during this crazy process and Coach Duck for being my biggest advocate and helping me learn what it means to work hard. Thank you to my first Ultimate coach, Jen Raech! Thank you to Alex Duckenfield for coaching me and my Ultimate team through a great summer and fall season! We miss you and wish you the best of luck! A big thank you to Bill Kraft for making me strong these past few seasons. Thank you to my Agnes Irwin team for showing me what playing tough means and for giving me the opportunity to play with great players and people.
“A big thank you to HGLC and Deb Lawlor for being my very first coach and giving me a great base to start with.
“A massive, loving, and grateful thank you goes out to my two biggest supporters, my Mom and Dad. Thank you so much for holding my hand through the past year, driving/flying me everywhere, believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself, and waking me up at 5 in the morning; I would never be anywhere on time without you two.
“Thank you to my first coach, in life and lacrosse, my mom. Thank you for teaching me how to love the game and to love life and everything with it.
“Lastly, a big huge thank you to Jen Adams for recognizing me as a player and seeing me as a future player at Loyola!!”
Other schools considered: Northwestern, Louisville, USC
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