By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/23/17
Hershey 2019 attack/midfield Angela Bagatta has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Belmont Abbey College.
Angela Bagatta profile:
High school: Hershey High School (PA)
Grad year: 2019
College committed to: Belmont Abbey College
Club team: Xtreme Girls Lacrosse – 2019 Red
Lacrosse honors: Varsity Letter – 2017, Hershey High School District and State Playoff Team
Academic honors: 3.87 GPA
Expected major: Major- Elementary Education/ Minor – Music
Why did you choose Belmont Abbey? “Belmont Abbey College is a wonderful Catholic College in a very competitive conference for women’s college lacrosse – Conference Carolina.”
Highlights from the 2017 HS season: “Hershey played in the Pennsylvania State Playoffs for the first time in 2017 and earned its first playoff win.”
Thank You: “First of all, I would like to thank Coach Mark West for encouraging me to play lacrosse in 7th Grade and Coach Erin Zimmer, Coach Sue Newman, Coach Gina West, and Coach Myra Trivellas from Hershey Youth Lacrosse for teaching me the basics and how to improve.
“Thanks also to my coaches at Hershey High School; Coach Ken Taylor, Coach Erin Zimmer, Coach Amanda Leiphart and Coach Myra Trivellas, for helping me to grow in my skills. Thanks for my teammates’ support, especially the upperclassmen for taking me under their wing; it really makes playing this team sport great!
“A special thanks to Xtreme Girls Lacrosse Club coaches; Coach Mike Chadwick and Mark Pinkerton for their enthusiasm and coaching my lacrosse play to a higher level of play.
“And finally, most importantly, I would like to thank my parents for their endless love, support and hours on the road, and my four brothers and sister for being my biggest fans.”
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