By K.I. Goldberg
LILacrossenews.com, Posted 7/4/14
Huntington High School (NY) rising junior defender Hailey Bengston has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.
Hailey Bengston log:
High School: Huntington High School
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Syracuse University
Club Affiliation: Team Elevate 2016
Lacrosse Honors: Pride of Long Island Team for the Brine Tournament, High School All-Tournament Award 2013, Unsung Hero Award 2014, U15 tournament in Orlando, Florida; Presidents Cup in Orlando, Florida 2013
Academic Honors: National English Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, High Honor Roll 2013-2014 Relay for Life Committee, Habitat for Humanity
What will you major in/study? Liberal Arts
Why did you choose Syracuse? “I chose Syracuse University because I loved the whole environment of the school, the Coaches are amazing and so are the girls on the team. When I went to visit I loved the school spirit. I had an overall positive experience when I went there.”
Thoughts on the past season, outlook for next season? “This year during my High School varsity season we improved tremendously from last season. We won more games, we made it farther in playoffs, and the team blended and played better together this year.
“Our goal for next year is to go all the way to states. We have learned that we really need to work on getting and keeping possession of the ball and that will be the focal point of what we will work on for next year.”
Thank You: “I would have to thank my Team Elevate coaches, Dave Kotowski, Victoria Kotowski, Bob Smith, and Bob DeSimone because I know that I would not be able to have the opportunity to verbally commit to an amazing school like Syracuse without their guidance and support.”
Other schools considered: High Point University, University of Southern California, Columbia University, Cornell University
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