By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/1/16
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 2019 goalie Delaney Sweitzer has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Southern California.
Delaney Sweitzer profile:
High School: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (competes on boys’ team)
Graduation Year: 2019
College Committed to: University Of Southern California
Club Affiliation: Philadelphia Big 4 HHH
Major lacrosse honors: IL Top 25 Sophomore Watchlist, LB3 National Lacrosse Team, -IL Invitational All-Star, C2C Spotlight All-Star
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose this school? “I chose USC because I wanted to be a part of the comaraderie of the Trojan family. The university provides immense opportunities both academically and athletically. As a goalie, it is such an honor to have the opportunity to be coached by Devon Wills, one of the greatest goalies in the game! I am excited to become a part of the Women of Troy tradition!”
HS team’s outlook for 2017 season? “My team looks to be competitive this year. We compete in the Inter-Ac, which is one of the strongest conferences in the country. We are returning our entire starting lineup. Our schedule will allow us to continue to improve and provide us an opportunity to succeed. GO DEVILS!!!!!”
People to thank: “I can’t begin to describe how grateful I am for the countless people who have helped me throughout the recruiting process. Here are a few of those people. I would like to thank my amazing parents for making so many sacrifices for my siblings and I to play lacrosse, a game we love.
“I would like to thank my twin sister, Savannah, who has been there for me since day one. You have always pushed me to be the best version of myself. Thank you for being so supportive. I am so glad I have you to share this journey with.
“Thank you to my Big 4 Triple H club coaches (Colleen Magarity, Amy Cross, and Mary Dean) for helping me grow as a person and player. Colleen Magarity, your knowledge and passion is inspiring. I would also like to thank Maggie Koch who has been such an integral part of the recruiting process for my sister and I. You have been an incredible mentor and friend to my entire family.
“Thank you to Tom Flanegan and Jim Burnham for introducing me to lacrosse and for allowing me to play for the North Penn Dragons boys team. Thank you to Liam and JP Banks giving me the opportunity to play LB3/Phillie Elite boys club lacrosse in the summer.
“Most importantly, I would like to thank Lindsey Munday, Devon Wills, and Alyssa Leonard for such a life changing opportunity!”
Other schools considered: Oregon, Syracuse, Stony Brook, and Villanova
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