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Girls’ recruit: Eastport-South Manor junior midfielder Wasilko commits to UVA

Saturday, 22nd September 2012

Categories Girl's/Women's, High school, Recruiting  

By K.I. Goldberg, 9/22/12

Eastport-South Manor junior midfielder Jacqueline Wasilko has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Virginia.

Jacqueline Wasilko log:

Jacqueline Wasilko

High School: Eastport-South Manor

Graduation Year: 2014

Position: Mid-field

College Choice: University of Virginia (UVA)

Club Affiliation: Long Island Top Guns

Major lacrosse honors:
Varsity lacrosse player since freshman year;
U-15 National Lacrosse Tournament;
Long Island Top Guns Camp;
UVA Lacrosse Camp

Academic Honors: Scholar Athlete, College Level Spanish, Honors English

What will you major in/study? Pre-Med

Why did you choose UVA? “When I went to the camp at UVA I had the opportunity to meet the coaches and players and loved the camaraderie of the team. I am very excited and looking forward to being a part of the team in 2014.”

What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “We have a strong team and I am looking forward to a great season.”

Other schools considered: USC, Ohio State, Duke

Additional Comments: “I would like to thank my team, Long Island Top Guns and Shannon, Bill, and Andrew Smith for believing in me and pushing me to always improve my game. Shannon, your my inspiration, I hope to one day achieve your level of success.

“Track has been a big part of my success in lacrosse. I would like to take the opportunity to thank my coach, Joe Coffey, who has been a friend, a leader, and an inspiration. Whenever I think I have nothing left to give I always hear his words “Suck it up princess!”

“To Ryan Schackne, “I will always play my game like it is my last.”

“Finally, thank you to my Dad, for coaching me during youth league and getting me to where I needed to be to play at the highest level of lacrosse. Thank you for taking off work to drive me everywhere I needed to go.”



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