Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/12/20
Paul VI (VA) 2022 midfield/defender Gabriella Henson-Vendrell has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.
Gabriella Henson-Vendrell profile:
High school: Paul VI Catholic High School (Haymarket, VA)
Grad year: 2022
Positions: Midfield, Defense
College committed to: Villanova University
Club team: Cardinal Girls Lacrosse Club
Lacrosse honors: U19 Puerto Rican Lacrosse National Team, 2019; Puerto Rico Women’s Lacrosse Senior Training Team; Broke the World Lacrosse record in most wins (8-0) at the World Lacrosse 2019 U19 World Championship in Peterborough, Canada; Nation’s United Ambassador, 2020; Under Armour 150; 2019 -US Lacrosse Impact Athlete; 2020 -Maryland Lacrosse Showcase All-Star; 2019 –VISAA Indoor Track & Field All-State 2nd Team (4×200); 2020 -Varsity Starter on PVI Girls Lacrosse Team; 2X Brine All-American (2017-2018); Under Armour Elite Academy; 2017 – Virginia Private Schools Indoor Track Championship; 2019 & 2020 -VISAA Indoor Track Championships; 2019 & 2020 -Varsity Letterman in Indoor Track and Field and Girls Lacrosse since 2018
Academic honors: Recipient of the Head of School Academic Scholarship; Knights of Columbus Father Diamond Scholarship Recipient; Principal Honor Roll (4.0 and above); 2018- Tri M Honors Society Executive Board- Secretary; 2020-2021 Spanish Honors Society – Secretary; 2020-2021 Varsity Letter in Chamber Choir 4 AP Classes
Expected major: Legal Professions
Why did you choose Villanova University, Women’s D1? “Villanova has an amazing sports atmosphere with stellar academics. The campus itself is gorgeous! Combined with the close proximity to my home and the central location near Philly, it really is the perfect fit for my family. Going to a high-academic school is really important to me. Being able to play competitively at Villanova while pursuing my academic aspirations was what drew me to the school. It is a really special place with amazing people!”
Is there anything else you would like to share? “I want to thank my amazing parents, sisters, and coaches who have supported me throughout my career.”
What other colleges did you consider? Brown, Cal Berkeley, Cornell, UConn, Rutgers, Highpoint, and Marquette
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