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.@LongstrethLAX girls’ recruit: Cardinal O’Hara 2018 MF DiRita commits to Liberty

Tuesday, 10th October 2017

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 10/10/17

Cardinal O’Hara 2018 idfielder Anna DiRita has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Liberty University.

Anna DiRita profile:

Anna DiRita

High school: Cardinal O’Hara High School Springfield, PA

Position: Midfield

Grad year: 2018

College committed to: Liberty University

Club team: Philly Blast

Lacrosse honors: All-Delco Honorable Mention (2016) Second Team All-Catholic (2016) All-Delco Honorable Mention (2017) All-Catholic Honorable Mention (2017)

Academic honors/service: National Honors Society, First Honors, Student Council

Expected major: Nursing

Why did you choose Liberty? “I chose Liberty because I felt comfortable and at home on the campus. I really liked the coaching styles of Coach (Kelly) Nangle and Coach (Nina) Dunay, and I loved how close the teammates were with each other. On an academic note, the nursing program was very strong and the opportunities I would have there are incredible. Liberty’s strong commitment to helping their athletes succeed and their service to others was impressive. I am very excited to be a part of the lacrosse team and school.”

HS team’s 2018 outlook: “Last year our team made it all the way to the first round of the PIAA 2A State Tournament with our new coaching staff, Rebecca Dolenti and Tami Kirby. I am really looking forward to this season because we have some strong freshmen coming in and some key returning players and I can’t wait to see how they perform this spring. I’m excited to see what our coaches have in store for us this year and I can’t wait for the season to start!”

Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents for all their support and encouragement. I would like to thank my mom especially for always pushing me to be my best because she knew I always had it in me. I would like to thank my club coaches, Josie Ferri, Julie Young, Caroline Dodds, Katie Hagan, and April Pollock, for forming me into the lacrosse player I am today. I would also like to thank my high school coaches, Ms. Alison Lovejoy, Rebecca Dolenti, and Mrs. Tami Kirby.”

Other schools considered: University of Scranton, Catholic University, Robert Morris University, Mercer University

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Anna DiRita. 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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