By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/9/18
Academy of Notre Dame 2019 defender Belle McHugh has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Drexel University.
Belle McHugh profile:
High school: Academy of Notre Dame
Grad year: 2019
College committed to: Drexel University
Club team: Big 4 HHH
Lacrosse honors: 4 year Varsity player – Academy of Notre Dame Lacrosse, Under Armour All American Command Team 2017, Brine All American 2016, Prodigies team 2017, All Inter-Ac 2nd team 2018, All Main Line 2nd team 2018, National Tournament Team 2018, All Inter-Ac Honorable mention 2017, Academy of Notre Dame Lacrosse Captain (2018-2019)
Academic honors: National Honor Society, All-PASLA Academic Team, Honor Roll
Expected major: Business
Why did you choose Drexel? “I chose Drexel because of the new coaching staff and the welcoming team atmosphere among the players. The academics, business school and co-op program all present great opportunities. The campus is amazing and I am very excited to be in Philly.”
HS team’s 2018 highlights: “We had a solid 2018 season starting with our win against St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes, a nationally top ranked team. It was an important game to win and helped boost our team and program tremendously.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents for their endless support and putting so much time into helping me improve and watching me play! I also want to thank my club coach, Colleen Magarity, for all of her support and guidance throughout this process. I also want to thank my high school coaches, Xan Zimatore and Maura Wilson, for always looking out for me, as well as Bob Mongeluzzi and Kim Wenger for the valuable teaching they’ve provided me through the years.”
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