By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/16/17
Archmere Academy (DE) 2019 midfielder Caroline Donovan has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the College of William and Mary.
Caroline Donovan profile:
High school: Archmere Academy (Delaware)
Grad year: 2019
College committed to: Verbally committed to the College of William and Mary
Club team: Greene Turtle Delaware 2019
Lacrosse honors: UA150 (invitation only), Finish Line Empire Lacrosse (invitation only), Second Team All State as a Sophomore ”
Academic honors: Pasquele “Pat” Marinelli Memorial Award – Presented to the Freshman who best exemplifies the qualities of an Archmere Academy Student athlete, National Honor Society
Expected major: Either Global Studies, International Relations, or Public Policy
Why did you choose William and Mary? “I was initially drawn to the College of William and Mary because of its rich history of academic excellence. My visits to the college confirmed my sense of the opportunities presented by William and Mary. On the lacrosse field, I had an immediate connection with the coaches and players and their shared sense of team unity. It was clear to me that the lacrosse team, like the college, has a high expectation of excellence.”
HS team’s 2018 outlook: “We achieved team success last year by making it to the state semi finals. While we lost some key seniors from that team, we have a strong returning unit whose goal will be to compete deep into the playoffs again this year.”
Thank You: “Thank you to my parents and sister for supporting me throughout this entire process and for believing in me. Thank you to my early lacrosse coaches, Coach Kenney and Coach Thompson, who taught me the uniqueness and special qualities of the game. Thank you to my high school coaches, Tom and Ali Kern and Alex Beatson, for helping develop my skills and supporting me. Last, thank you to the entire Greene Turtle family, especially Coach Feffie Barnhill, Coach Monahan, and Coach Bramble; I could not have gotten to where I am today without your everlasting support and guidance, and the help of my teammates, and all of the Greene Turtle coaches.”
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