By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/6/16
Spring-Ford 2019 attack/midfielder Jillian Quigley has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Florida.
Jillian Quigley profile:
High School: Spring-Ford
Graduation Year: 2019
College Choice: University of Florida
Club Affiliation: Dynamite
Major Lacrosse Honors, All-Star Teams, Camps, Showcases: 2015 Brine National Pennsylvania Team, 2015 Pride of PA selection, 2015 NXT Philly Showcase Fab 40 All-Star, 2016 Freshman Varsity Starter, 2016 Mercury All Area Honorable Mention, 2016 Under Armor All-American Philadelphia Command Team, 2016 UA Prodigies, 2016 NXT Invitational Invitee, 2016 ATW All-Star, 2016 Max Exposure All-Star
Academic honors: High Honor Roll, National Honor Society candidate, National Junior Honor Society
What will you major in/study: Undecided
Why did you choose this school: “On my visit to UF, I just knew this was the place for me. The coaching staff is outstanding and is so welcoming, and it is great that Coach (Amanda) O’Leary went to Spring-Ford! The lacrosse program is top notch and the support for student-athletes is incredible. Academically, UF has a great Health Sciences program that interests me and I like the career connections program that is available. I am excited to be a Gator!”
Outlook for 2017 HS season? “Spring-Ford has so many talented returning players and I am so excited for the upcoming season! We are in a tough bracket in our league, but I think we can go far in the PAC and in Districts!”
People to thank: “I want to thank my parents for their endless love, support, encouragement, and for being my biggest fans. Thank you to Maureen Burger for her support and guidance through this recruiting process. Thank you to all my coaches (both lacrosse and soccer) for molding me into the person/player I am today – Amy Short, Nikki Stevenson, Ali Allen, Tim Leyland, Kevin Rooney, Mark Pinkerton and Colleen Magarity. A special thank you to Coach Kathy Kelley for really teaching me this beautiful game and continuing to be one of my biggest supporters! Finally a huge thank you to all my teammates because I could not get here without them, and they continue to make me a better player.”
Other schools considered: University of Delaware, The College of William & Mary, High Point University
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