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.@LongstrethLAX girls’ recruit: Penncrest 2018 MF Harding commits to Drexel

Sunday, 11th September 2016

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 9/11/16

Penncrest High School 2018 midfielder Grace Harding has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Drexel University.

Grace Harding profile:

Grace Harding

Grace Harding

High School: Penncrest High School

Graduation Year: 2018

Position: Center Mid

College Choice: Drexel University (committed in April)

Club Affiliation: Phantastix

Lacrosse Honors: All-Central 2nd Team Freshman and Sophomore years. All-Delco Honorable Mention Freshman and Sophomore years. High School Varsity team MVP Freshman year. US National Lacrosse-Team Philadelphia. Maximum Exposure

Academic Honors: Honor Roll Freshman and Sophomore years; World Language Honor Society

What will you major in/study? Engineering

Why did you choose Drexel? “I love the City. From the moment I walked onto campus I was so excited. Coaches (Hannah) Rudloff, (Mary) Moran, and (Jackie) Cifarelli were so welcoming and they made me and my parents feel extremely comfortable. I immediately felt like I was a part of something special. For college, I was looking for outstanding academic opportunities as well as a very competitive lacrosse program. And with Drexel’s academic reputation and with the tough lax schedule playing in the very competitive CAA, it is a perfect match.”

Outlook for 2017 HS season? “We play in the always tough Central League division, which consists of 12 teams. The top 5 teams in District 1 rankings are all from the Central league. 8 teams from our league made the playoffs. We missed playoffs by 4 spots last year. My first year we were 6-12, and last year we got to 9-9. We hope to be even better this year. We will play tougher out of league opponents this year to try and improve our ranking. My teammates and I are very much looking forward to this upcoming season and hope to make playoffs.”

Thank You: “First off, I would like to thank my parents who have supported me in everything that I do. Secondly, I would like to thank my coaches over the years, Mr. Bill O’Donnell, Mrs. Petit, and my current high school coach Robin Keevan. Finally I would like to thank Sue Frazier, JoAnn Yusko, and Coach Lorraine Beers; thanks for all your help over the last few years!”

Other schools considered: Navy, Towson, High Point, Lehigh, Lafayette, University of Delaware, Virginia Tech, St. Joseph’s and George Mason

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Grace Harding. 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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