Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/14/22
Cardinal O’Hara 2023 midfielder Claire Natoli has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of South Florida.
Claire Natoli profile:
High school: Cardinal O’Hara (Doylestown, PA)
Grad year: 2023
College committed to: University of South Florida, Women’s D1 (program starts in 2024 – Natoli is the program’s first commit)
Club team: Dynasty Elite
Lacrosse honors: National Honor Society, First Honors, Lamp Of Learning award, Principal’s award
Academic honors: MVP Catholic League 2022, PASLA League MVP 2022, Captain 2022-2023, All Academic PASLA, All Delco honors, Duke 5v5 champions, Various elite and all star teams, National Lacrosse Classic Championship Team 2019
Why did you choose USF? “Coach (Mindy) McCord presented me with an amazing opportunity to be a foundational member to help launch the new Division 1 lacrosse program at the University of South Florida. USF being the fastest growing university with endless support for student-athletes was very compelling. Matching USFs impressive academics, the commitment to athletics/student-athletes coupled with Coach McCord’s proven leadership in building programs with positive, competitive, winning cultures was an absolute dream come true. I get to grow the game of lacrosse and be on the forefront of creating a culture at USF that will earn us a championship. It’s totally exciting to have this transformational opportunity! The leadership opportunities, the growth and development of the total student-athlete in this unique situation provides an extraordinary experience to gain additional skill sets to utilize on the field and well into my future. It’s a win-win to play the sport I love with all these bonuses.”
Is there anything else you would like to share? “Thank you to Coach McCord and the USF family for believing in me. To Coach Duck, Coach Alex, Coach Nate, Coach Maggie and my amazing Dynasty Elite teammates/club mates and coaches, my love and gratitude towards you for pushing me to be the best player I can be and to always have a growth mindset has prepared me for this moment, Thank you! Watch out world because the Bulls are coming for you! And of course thank you to my family for the endless support!”
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