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.@LongstrethLAX girls’ recruit Downingtown East 2020 ATT/MF Fanelli commits to Monmouth

Sunday, 10th March 2019

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 3/10/19

Downingtown East 2020 attack/midfield Olivia Fanelli of PA Express 2020 Orange has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Monmouth University.

Olivia Fanelli profile:

Olivia Fanelli

High school: Downingtown East (Exton, PA)

Grad year: 2020

Positions: Attack, Midfield

College committed to: Monmouth University

Club team: PA Express 2020 Orange

Lacrosse honors: 2017 State Semi Finalists, Under Armour All America Philadelphia Finalist, 2018 States First Round, 2018 Hawk Elite Tournament MVP

Academic honors: Distinguished Honor Roll / High Honor Roll each marking period; 4.1 GPA. 2017 Cougar Excellence Award

Expected major: Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Why did you choose Monmouth? “I loved the location of the school (especially that its close to the beach) and the campus is beautiful. They offer many of the majors that I am considering. When I attended camp, I felt right at home with all of the current players and the coaches. The coaches were also so motivating – I just saw myself there.”

Thank You: “I would like to thank my family and friends for supporting and guiding me through this process. Specifically, I would like to thank my Mom and Dad for supporting me to play in the first place. I would like to thank my coaches from Downingtown East – Coach Somits, Coach Ryan, Coach CJ, Coach Kelly, Coach Krug. Thank you for always making sure I am going one hundred percent. Thank you for always making me work for my spot on the field – it has taught me to fight for what I want. I also want to thank my teammates from East for encouraging me to keep trying new things and building my confidence. I also want to thank my PA Express coaches – Mom, Lynda Michaels and Nate Greiner – thank you for your investment in my life and for staying by my side and believing I could do great things. Thank you to my PA Expressers – who I could not have survived all these years without. I love you girls more than anything and think of you more like sisters than teammates. Thanks for sticking with me all this time and making me look my best – I hope I have done the same for you. Thank you for bringing out the best in me!”

What other colleges did you consider? Lehigh, Georgetown, WCU, York, George Mason, Marquette, Scranton, Bucknell

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