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.@LongstrethLAX girls’ recruit: Ridley 2022 DEF Rapone commits to Villanova

Sunday, 11th October 2020

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Recruiting, Posted 10/11/20

Ridley 2022 defender Gia Rapone has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.

Gia Rapone profile:

Gia Rapone

High school: Ridley High School (Folsom, PA)

Grad year: 2022

Position: Defense

College committed to: Villanova University

Club team: Philly Blast Lacrosse

Lacrosse honors: Freshman Season – All-Delco Honorable Mention, All-Central Honorable Mention, Starting Freshman

Academic honors: Freshman year- Distinguished Honor Roll. Sophomore year- Distinguished Honor Roll. Participates in helping a youth group at a local church

Why did you choose Villanova? “I chose Villanova not only because of the amazing winning lacrosse program, but also because of the great academics. It has been my dream to play Division 1 lacrosse ever since I was a kid, and once I stepped foot on campus, I knew Villanova was the perfect place to do so. The entire Villanova Coaching staff, and players were so supportive and welcoming. Being able to have the opportunity to play for the Villanova Women’s lacrosse team is a huge honor, and I couldn’t be happier with my commitment.”

Is there anything else you would like to share? “Thank you to my parents, my sister, coaches, friends, and family, and also to the entire Villanova Coaching staff.”

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