By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/6/12
Manhasset (N.Y.) junior midfielder Natalie Stefan has committed to the admissions process at the University of Pennsylvania.
Natalie Stefan log:
High School: Manhasset High School
Graduation Year: 2014
College Choice: University of Pennsylvania
Club Affiliation: Long Island Liberty
Major lacrosse honors: All-County Selection (2012); Under Armor Underclassmen Long Island Team (2012); USL National School Girls LI Metro Team 1 (2012) Varsity Player (2011, 2012); Ranked 8th Top Player at Lax Inception ESPN Tom’s Top 20 (2012)
Academic honors: High Honor Roll All Semester Freshmen and Sophomore Years
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose the school? “I love the balance of athletics and academics that UPenn offers. Academics was my number one priority followed by lacrosse and I believe that UPenn is my best fit for that. Coach (Karin) Brower, Coach (Kerri) Whitaker, and Coach (Melissa) Lehman are (part of) a very experienced and knowledgeable coaching staff who are also extremely supportive and caring of their players and recruits. I also love Philadelphia!”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “We have a strong-knit team coming in for next year. We have a lot of talent and experience and we hope to win a State Championship.”
Other schools considered? Northwestern, Notre Dame, Yale, Maryland, UNC, Duke, Boston College.
Student-athletes applying to Ivy League schools must continue through the admissions process