By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/10/18
Abington 2019 goalie Ellie Hughes has committed to play Division II lacrosse at West Chester University.
Ellie Hughes profile:
High school: Abington, PA
Grad year: 2019
College committed to: West Chester University
Club team: STEPS Elite Philly
Lacrosse honors: Suburban One American Honorable Mention
Expected major: Undecided
Why did you choose West Chester? “West Chester was a good match for me. I felt at home when I was on campus. I also wanted to be on a team that was competitive and would push me to be better in all aspects of the game.”
HS team’s 2019 outlook: “I am extremely excited for senior season. I see us doing very well. We have a talented group of players returning. This off season we have been pushing ourselves, spending a lot of time emphasizing on the little things, and improving our game. I can’t wait to be on the field with my teammates in a few months.”
Thank You: “A huge thank you to my parents and siblings for being my #1 supporters. Thanks to my coaches – Jim Joseph, Greg Wilson, and Peter Vanburen – for persuading me to play goalie in 8th grade; Alisha Aquilino for laying the foundation; and Brooke Fritz, Jamie Fitzgerald, and Mary Liz Klepper for pushing me to play better and helping with the recruiting process. The biggest thanks to my teammates.”
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