By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/16/17
Upper Dublin 2019 defender Becky Browndorf has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Florida.
Becky Browndorf profile:
High School: Upper Dublin High School
Grad year: 2019
College committed to: University of Florida
Club team: Big4/HHH
Lacrosse honors: Under Armour All-American Command team, 2016 US Lacrosse National Tournament team, Summer Genesis All Star Team; 3D National Training Camp All-Star team, 2016 Prodigies by Under Armour
Academic honors: Honor Roll
What do you plan to major in? Undecided
Why did you choose the school? “I chose UF because of its outstanding academic reputation and its strong lacrosse program. Florida offered everything I wanted in a school. I knew from the moment I stepped onto campus that this was the place for me. Meeting with the players and Coaches (Amanda) O’Leary, (Crysti) Foote and (Taryn) VanThof really showed me the type of team and community I am excited to be joining.”
HS team’s Outlook for 2017 season: “I am really excited for the 2017 season. With the return of Dee Cross and some really talented upperclassmen, I believe UD can be a strong contender in our league this year.”
Thank You: “I would first like to thank my club coaches, Colleen Magarity and Mary Dean. You both took a chance on a girl knowing nothing about lacrosse two years ago and transforming me into a defender who absolutely loves everything about the game. It was destiny that brought me to your HHH camp summers ago and I can’t thank you enough for being not only two of the best coaches but also great role models who want me to be a better player and person every day.
“Next, I would also like to thank my teammates for pushing me to work hard everyday and always bringing friendship and laughter to the sidelines.
“Lastly, I would like to thank my family for always being there for all my tournaments and the recruiting process. Although none of you know the rules of the game, I am glad to know each of you are always there to cheer me on. A big thanks to my dog Winnie for playing amazing defense in the yard and helping me work on ground balls. To my mom and travel buddy, thank you for everything you have done through the process. Regardless of the situation, you were always positive and wanting the best for me. And to my Hurricane-loving Dad, sorry. Some day you will wear a Gator shirt. My last thank you goes out to my PSU brothers who have never seen me play lacrosse. You two are my best friends and are always making me better.”
Other schools considered: University of Southern California, Colorado, Boston University, Oregon, Loyola
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