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.@LongstrethLAX girls’ recruit: Downingtown East 2021 MF Gardner commits to James Madison

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Recruiting, Posted 10/22/19

Downingtown East 2021 midfielder Hazel Gardner has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at James Madison University.

Hazel Gardner profile:

Hazel Gardner

High school: Downingtown East High School (Exton, PA)

Grad year: 2021

Position: Midfield

College committed to: James Madison University

Club team: NXT Lacrosse

Lacrosse honors: 2018 Under Armour 150; 2019 Under Armour 150; Philly Showcase All Star Team 2017 and 2018; Under Armour All-American Uncommitted 2019 Team; -Varsity as a freshman -UNC Elite Winter Camp All Star -US National Tournament Team 3 2018; Penn State Winter Camp All Star; All Ches-Mont Honorable Mention

Why did you choose James Madison? “I absolutely loved everything about it from the amazing lacrosse program, coaches, and the chance to compete for a national championship to the entire campus and the academic side of the university! It is also an absolutely beautiful campus.”

Thank You: “I want to thank all my coaching staff at NXT LC, especially Coach Candace and Coach Kelsey. I’d also like to thank Coach Kate Henwood for everything she has done for me in the past 3 years. Also, thanks to my high school coach, Christa Creighton. I’d also like to thank my parents for always pushing me to be at my best all the time to be able to have this amazing opportunity.”

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Hazel Gardner on her commitment to James Madison University. 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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