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Girls’ recruit: Connetquot 2015 attack Lopez commits to Florida

Thursday, 26th December 2013

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

By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 12/26/13

Connetquot junior attack Alix Lopez has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Florida.

Alix Lopez log:

Alix Lopez

Alix Lopez

High School: Connetquot

Graduation Year: 2015

Position: Attack

College Choice: University of Florida

Club Affiliation: Long Island Top Guns 2015 Black

Major lacrosse honors: MVP of the Season, Coaches Award, Captains Award, All League, All Conference

Academic honors: High Honor Roll, Principal Honor Roll

What will you major in/study? “Education (I want to be a teacher and to coach). My dream job would be to be a Division 1 coach and start my own lacrosse program.”

Why did you choose the school? “I chose UF because of everything they had to offer me. I wanted to go to a team that would be able to compete for National Title and Florida is very capable of that. They have such an amazing campus and atmosphere. I loved all the coaches, and their passion for the game. For them to still stick with me through my ACL injury really meant a lot and showed me their loyalty. Not only is it my job to perform on the field, it is also important that I perform in the classroom. Florida makes education first and helps you excel in the classroom. Education is very significant and is my top priority. It’s an honor to be able to play for the University of Florida and to call myself a Gator!”

What is your team’s outlook for next season? “I am very excited for this upcoming season especially for my high school. It is my first time playing for them since my ACL injury. This year should be a good year and I can’t wait. With all the hard work we have put in as a team, we should make a name for ourselves. I have been counting down the days to step on the field and to play with my team.”

Other comments: “I would like to thank my friends and family who have been helping and supporting me through this incredible journey. A huge thanks to Xceleration Sports Training, which has helped me rehabilitate and continues to work with me to make me a healthier and stronger athlete; without them I would not be where I am. I would also like to thank my coaches, especially Steve Levy, who has made me the player I am today; and also Shannon Smith, who has greatly influenced me and taught me many things about lacrosse and life. My biggest thanks go to my parents who never stop giving to me and who inspire me every day.”

Other schools considered? Albany, Penn State, California and Towson.

Alix Lopez

Alix Lopez

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