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Wave One girls’ recruit: Smithtown East 2017 midfielder Kavanagh commits to Florida

Monday, 3rd February 2014

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

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 2/3/14

Smithtown East freshman midfielder Shannon Kavanagh has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Florida.

Shannon Kavanagh log:

Shannon Kavanagh

Shannon Kavanagh

High School: Smithtown East High School

Graduation Year:


College Choice:
University of Florida

Club Affiliation:
Long Island Yellow Jackets 2017 Blue

Major lacrosse honors, Camps, Tournaments:
8th Grade Varsity Player, 2013 Suffolk County All Division award, 2013 U15 National Championship, Nike Blue Chip Camp, National Draw, Lax for Cure

Academic honors, service projects:
National Junior Honor Society, Athletes Helping Athletes,

What will you major in/study?
Physician’s Assistant program

Why did you choose the school? “The school has everything I was looking for: strong academics, a beautiful campus, amazing facilities and coaches, and a Top 5 Division 1 program. I really love all the support the student-athletes get and the school was a perfect fit for me.”

HS team’s outlook for next season? “I learned a lot playing at a varsity level from the coaches and from my teammates. We played well all season but I think we could have moved the ball better and more efficiently. We came close to a playoff position but just missed it. This year we have an experienced new coach in position and a good strong team in place that will hopefully get us a spot in the playoffs.”

Other comments: “First I’d like to thank Coach Carol Rose and the amazing staff she has in the Yellow Jackets program. They have been a huge part of my success and growth as a lacrosse player. Individually, I’d like to thank my 2017 YJ Blue coaches, Scott Huff and Melissa Cook, for helping me grow as a person and a player. I also would like to thank my trainers, Jackie Lyons and Liz Fey, for all their time and expertise. Lastly, I’d like to thank my family for all their support and time they took to travel with me and watch my many games. Through them I have become a better person and better athlete.”

Other schools considered?
University of Notre Dame, Boston College, University of North Carolina

Wave One Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Shannon Kavanagh. Wave One Sports is the leader in custom Lacrosse and Field Hockey uniforms. Please contact Wave One for all your team apparel and equipment needs: Mention and receive a free coach’s gift with your team uniform purchase.



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