By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/13/18
Lawrenceville School (N.J.) 2020 midfielder Olivia Koch has committed to the admissions process at Princeton University.
Olivia Koch profile:
High school: The Lawewnceville School, NJ
Grad year: 2020
College committed to: Princeton University (admissions)
Club team: Ultimate Lacrosse Club
Lacrosse honors: 2018 ILWomen’s Top 80 Young Gun Juniors, 2018 Under Armour All American Highlight Division Standout Selection, 2018 Under Armour All American NJ Highlight Division, US Lacrosse Magazine HS Player of the Week, 2018 ILWomen Committed Academy Standout Player, WPLL NJ Futures Selection, 2018 NJ All Prep First Team, The Lawrenceville School Lacrosse Team ranked nationally throughout the 2018 Season, NJ Prep A Tournament Finalists (2017, 2018), NJ Mercer County Tournament Champions (2017,2018), Mid-Atlantic Prep League Champions (2017, 2018)
Academic honors: High Honors
Expected major: Undecided
Why did you choose Princeton? “I chose Princeton University because it is a special place. I have always been a fan, and am so excited to learn from the amazing coaches and play with an awesome team. The combination of great academics and athletics creates a great environment for me to grow as a person and a player.”
HS team’s 2019 outlook: “I am so excited for the season to start. We have a great returning team and a lot of talented new players. Coach Megaffin has put together an awesome schedule and our goal, as it is every year, is to win the ‘Triple Crown’, County’s, MAPL, and NJ State Prep A, while working hard and having a lot of fun.”
Thank You: “I want to thank my parents and my sisters for always being there for me. I also want to thank all of my youth coaches, especially Liz Cook and Jill Thomas and my all of my club coaches through the years. I also want to give a special thanks to Michele ‘DJ DeJuliis for being with me every step of the way. Thank you to my High School coaches, Kris Schulte, Grace Megaffin, and Emilie Kosoff. Finally I would like to thank Coach Sailer, Coach Cook, and Coach Maurer for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Other schools considered: Yale, Johns Hopkins, UPenn, Boston College
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