By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/29/18
Padua Academy (DE) 2020 midfield Ava Ruggieri has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.
Ava Ruggieri profile:
High School: Padua Academy (Wilmington, DE)
Graduation Year: 2020
College committed to: Villanova University
Club Team: Philly Blast Lacrosse
Lacrosse Honors: Varsity as a freshman and sophomore. Selected to second team All-Catholic as a sophomore.
Academic Honors: Freshman year: First Honors all four quarters and Principal’s Award; Sophomore year: High Honors for three quarters and Distinguished Honors for the fourth quarter. Student council class officer as a sophomore and junior Member of National Honor Society Student Ambassador.
Why did you choose Villanova? “I chose Villanova University because it offers everything I have ever dreamed of in a college. I love everything about the school from the academics, to the athletics, and to the general atmosphere of the community. Villanova was the first school I ever emailed, and it remained my number one ever since. I am so thankful to be able to have the opportunity to attend Villanova and continue playing the sport I love at the college level.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents for supporting me throughout my whole life and allowing me to play this amazing sport. I want to thank my teammates for constantly challenging me during practice and games to play to the best of my ability. Lastly, I would like to thank my coaches for helping me grow into the player I am today.”
What other colleges did you consider? High Point University, Davidson College
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