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.@LongstrethLAX girls’ recruit: Great Valley 2017 MF Muscella commits to UMass Amherst

Thursday, 31st March 2016

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 3/31/16

Great Valley High School 2017 midfield Olivia Muscella has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Olivia Muscella profile:

Olivia Muscella

Olivia Muscella

High School: Great Valley High School

Graduation Year: 2017

Position: Midfield

College Choice: UMass Amherst

Club Affiliation: Mongoose

Lacrosse Honors: 2015 (sophomore): First team All-American PA Region, first team All-Ches-mont, second team All-Southeastern PA Region, named team MVP, Philadelphia Under Armour team, Philly National Team, Philly Brine team

What will you major in/study? Undecided

Why did you choose UMass Amherst? “UMass has high academic and athletic standards and the team is very close. I could easily see myself fitting in with them. Also, the coaches made me feel welcomed when I visited.”

HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “We have a lot of returning players and we all work really well together. We want to win the Ches-mont League and districts and our main goal is to win a state championship in Hershey.”

Thank You: “I would like to thank Coach Tornetta for believing in me as a freshman and pushing me hard. Additionally, I would like to thank Coach Wenger for stepping into a difficult situation and helping our team grow. I would also like to thank my parents for driving me around to tournaments and helping me with this process and I would like to thank my teammates for helping me grow as a player.”

Other schools considered: University of Florida, JMU, LaSalle, SJU

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