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.@LongstrethLAX girls’ recruit: Cumberland Valley 2019 MF Place commits to UConn

Thursday, 18th August 2016

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 8/18/16

Cumberland Valley 2019 midfielder Kyra Place has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Connecticut.

Kyra Place profile:

Kyra Place

Kyra Place

High School: Cumberland Valley, PA

Graduation Year: 2019

Position: Midfield

College Choice: University of Connecticut

Club Affiliation: Xtreme Lacrosse (Lancaster, PA)

Major lacrosse honors: 2016 Under Armour All-America tournament (PA), 2016 Brine All-American (PA), 2016 Under Armour Prodigies selection

What will you major in/study? Education

Why did you choose this school? “I felt that UConn was the best fit for me. The campus is beautiful and I felt at home there. There are a ton of majors to choose from, strong academics and support, and great sports as well as facilities. Coach Katie (Woods) has been awesome and spent so much time with me during this process.”

Outlook for 2017 HS season? “Go far in Districts!”

People to thank: “I would like to thank my family for investing so much of their time through all of my years playing. They are always there for me encouraging me to just give it my all and to never stop having fun playing lax. Next, I would like to thank my first club coach, Erin Zimmer, for seeing something in me and giving me the hope to become the best player I could be. Also, I am thankful to my high school coach, Lilli Kane who made me earn my playing time and believed in me as a freshman player. Finally, I would like to thank my current Xtreme coach, Mark Pinkerton, for all his amazing instruction, friendship, and support through this amazing opportunity.”

Other schools considered:
Rutgers, Penn State, Louisville

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Kyra Place. 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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