Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/28/19
Manasquan (NJ) 2021 goalie Kate Montalto has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.
Kate Montalto profile:
High school: Manasquan (Manasquan, NJ)
Grad year: 2021
College committed to: Villanova University
Club team: T3 Lacrosse
Lacrosse honors: Women’s Young Gun Junior Watchlist (Inside Lacrosse Magazine, 2019); High School All American (Lacrosse Magazine, 2019); Three-time Under Armour All America Underclass Team (NJ) (2017,2018, 2019); 2019 All Shore Conference, First Team; Top Sophomores in NJ (NJ.com, 2019); 2019 US Lacrosse School Girls Team (NJ-South); Top Goalie to Watch in NJ (NJ.com, 2019); Double Varsity Letterman as Freshman & Sophomore (Lacrosse, Basketball) T3 Elite 2021 All Star Team (2019); Selected for Under Armour 150 (2019); NJ Top Freshman to Watch (2018); Monmouth University Women in Sports Honoree (2017)
Academic honors: Honors Student, 4.0 GPA
Expected major: Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Why did you choose Villanova? “I loved the team camaraderie, coaches and the sports pride at Villanova. The coaches also have a great understanding of the goalie position. The academics and school size were also very important and fit what I was looking for. Villanova has a great alumni network which is also great and liked the location from home.”
Is there anything else you would like to share? “Thanks to my parents for always believing in me, and being on the sidelines for every game win or lose; and my T3 coaches, Kelly Knapp and Chris Raichle. A special thank you to my personal goalie coaches, Evan Mager and Tyler Ornstein … and a shout out to Coach Tom Reilly for telling my parents ‘I had something special in 5th grade'”
What other colleges did you consider? Rutgers, UConn, Ohio State, UNH, Marquette
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