By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/13/16
Bishop Shanahan 2017 defender Erin O’Donnell has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Iona College.
Erin O’Donnell profile:
High School: Bishop Shanahan High School
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Iona College
Club Affiliation: PA Express 2017 Orange
Major lacrosse honors: Varsity team since Freshman year, Brine National Lacrosse Classic 2015 Champions (team PA), US Lacrosse National Tournament Team Philly 2015
What will you major in/study? Business Administration/ Sports & Entertainment
Why did you choose this school? “I chose Iona because of the close proximity to New York City and the many career opportunities its business school can provide. I absolutely love the campus, team, and coaches! Overall, the atmosphere on campus made me feel very welcome.”
HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “I’m looking forward to another successful season! Our team has become very competitive in the past 2 years, and we would love to go deep into district playoffs this year. We have many returning starters and a great freshman class coming in!”
People to thank: “I would like to thank all of my coaches (Coach Laura Capuano, Coach Anna McNevin, Coach Gwen Hicks, Coach Tori Dugan, Coach Theresa Giunta, and Coach Kelli Joran) for supporting me through this process and for making me the player I am. I would also like to thank my parents for their countless sacrifices and always cheering me on at my games. The support from my sister, Kelci, and brother, Sam, is more than I could ask for. To all my teammates, thank you for being the best, I wouldn’t have been able to do this without you!”
Other schools considered: Old Dominion, Sacred Heart, High Point, Wagner, Drexel
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