By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 10/11/11
Huntington junior attack Hannah Burnett has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Florida.
Hannah Burnett log:
High School: Huntington High School
Graduation Year: 2013
Position: attack and occasionally midfield
College Choice: The University of Florida.
Club Affiliation: Long Island Yellow Jacket 2013 Blue team.
Major lacrosse honors: Received the All-County award in tenth grade, and made Metro Two for National School Girls summer 2011.
Academic honors: “I currently have a 94 GPA and have made the high honor roll twice in high school and have been on the honor roll every other quarter. Also in high school I received a scholar athlete award in ninth and tenth grade. I also received the St. Johns Science and Mathematics award.”
Major service project: “I will be participating in a trip to New Orleans to help with the damage they are still dealing with regarding Hurricane Katrina. I am a member of Habitat for Humanity and this is one of the many places we go to help with devastation from natural disasters.”
What will you major in/study? Education or Broadcast Communications.
Why did you choose Florida? “I chose The University of Florida for many reasons. One of the many reasons is that when I visited the campus for a weekend I loved everything about the school. I knew that I wanted a big school and I wanted it to have a lot of school spirit. When I visited and went to a football game, it went above and beyond my expectations. I also love the coaches and the girls on the team they made me feel like I was at home.
“Another major factor in my decision was I knew ever since I was little, that I wanted to play top ten lacrosse and have the opportunity to win a National Championship. Florida’s NCAA ranking is third in the country and have an amazingly talented team that I believe will have an opportunity to play for a national championship. Another factor was academics. I really wanted to go to an academically competitive school and Florida is known for its academics. As soon as I visited the school I fell in love with it and knew that is where I wanted to be.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “As for my high school team, I think that we will be extremely successful next year. I believe that we have the talent and the ability to contest for a county championship. We all play with a ton of heart and desire for the game and I think we will be successful.”
Additional comments: “I wouldn’t be the lacrosse player I am today without the support of the people around me. I want to thank my parents, sister, and all of my friends for all of the support they have shown me throughout my lacrosse career. I also wanted to thank all of my coaches and team mates on Yellow Jackets and Huntington for making me a stronger player. With the help of the all of the people around me and my passion for the game, I was able to accomplish my dream of playing top ten division one lacrosse.”