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.@LongstrethLAX girls’ recruit: Plymouth Whitemarsh 2018 ATT Betterly commits to Christopher Newport

Friday, 12th January 2018

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Recruiting, Posted 1/12/18
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Plymouth Whitemarsh 2018 attack Victoria Betterly has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Christopher Newport University.

Victoria Betterly profile:

Victoria Betterly and her parents

High school: Plymouth Whitemarsh

Position: Attack/midfield

College committed to: Early decision at Christopher Newport

Club team: STEPS

Expected major: Undecided

Lacrosse honors: Named the Colonials’ Most Valuable Player; Second Team All-SOL American Conference; had 44 goals and 17 assists last year; also plays soccer and basketball for PW.

Why did you choose Christopher Newport? “Christopher Newport had everything I was looking for which included: medium sized, liberal arts, beautiful campus, great lacrosse program, located in Virginia on the beach.

What was the progression that led you to competing in lacrosse at the collegiate level? “At first, I wanted to play soccer in college. I was on a club soccer team since I was in elementary school until sophomore year when I had a really good experience with my high school lacrosse team. At that time, I joined STEPS Elite, a local club team and started to look at colleges. It wasn’t until the fall of junior year that my friend suggested CNU since he knew I loved the beach and thought I would fit in. Naviance also suggested CNU as my first school. It was the first college I visited for lacrosse. I liked the program, the coach, and the girls. It took three visits to realize CNU was the right school for me.”

Coach Ellen Reilly says: “Vic plays low attack, but due to our team injuries last year, Vic played every position – attack, midfield and defense. Wherever we needed her she played. That speaks for itself. She is a team player, she is strong and is willing to lay it all out on the line for her team. When Vic was young, she wanted to play soccer in college. The more she played lacrosse, the more she saw her potential and then chose to play lacrosse in college. Vic will be an asset to her team wherever they utilize her.”

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Victoria Betterly. Longstreth specializes in equipment, uniforms and apparel for women’s sports. Longstreth carries a huge selection of all the best women’s heads, handles, goalie gear and player accessories – including shoes and apparel. Visit for directions and information.



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