By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 10/26/11
Farmingdale senior defender Kaitlin Gaghan has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Quinnipiac University.
Kaitlin Gaghan log:
High School: Farmingdale High School
Graduation Year: 2012
College Choice: Quinnipiac University
Club Affiliation: Long Island Wave
Major lacrosse honors: NYS Class A Champions 2009-2010, Scholar Athlete Award 2009-2010-2011, Club National Championship All-Tournament Nomination 2011, All-County Honorable Mention 2011, 2011 Women’s Division National Tournament team.
Academic honors, service projects: Member of National Honors Society, American Sign Language Honor Society, Varsity Leaders Club, History Club/Philosophy Club, Ethics Bowl Team.
Volunteer work with the Farmingdale Lacrosse Club Clinics grades K-8, coach for the fall, winter, spring and summer clinics. Part of the FAAN association, Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, I am a teen advocate for those with Celiac Disease like myself. I am also currently setting up donations for the BRIDGE program to promote lacrosse in underprivileged communities.
What will you major in/study? History/Pre-law
Why did you choose Quinnipiac? “I chose Quinnipiac because of the education I would receive at the school. Quinnipiac offered the best opportunities for me as a student-athlete to succeed in and out of the classroom.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “Our team outlook for next year is to be the best we can be. We are looking to rebuild different parts of our team. We have a strong defense that is the backbone of our team. The midfield and offense always follow through in being a threat in every game we compete. Our ultimate goal, like any other team, is to win another state championship.”
Additional comments: “I would like to thank my high school coaches Coach (Shari) Campbell and Coach (Tracy) Weiner. Thank you to Coach (Danie) Caro for making my dream come true as being a Division 1 athlete. I would also like to thank my parents, teammates, and members of the Farmingdale community who have taught me what it means to be a Lady Daler.”