By K.I. Goldberg
LILacrossenews.com, Posted 7/14/14
Half Hollow Hills West (NY) rising junior goalie Paulina DiFatta has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Fairfield University.
Paulina DiFatta ledger:
High School: Half Hollow Hills West
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Fairfield University
Club Affiliation: Long Island Yellow Jackets
Lacrosse Honors: All-Star Award at the 2013 Nike Syracuse Team Camp, 2013 Camp Champ at Northern Exposure, 2014 Suffolk County All-Divsion, Varsity since Freshman year, 169 Saves in 2014 Varsity Lacrosse Season, Finalists at 2014 National Draw Tournament, 2014 Super Sophs Invitational Camp
Academic honors, service projects: Honor Roll, National Business Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Fall 2013 Scholar Athlete, Town of Huntington Award for placing 2nd in the King of Hills Business Competition.
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose Fairfield? “Fairfield offers everything I was looking for in a University. From having one of the best Business schools in the Country to their amazing women’s lacrosse program. Once I walked around Fairfield I knew that it was where I belong. Coach Mike Waldvogel and Coach Laura Field have incredible knowledge and experience, which will help me grow as a player. I’m looking forward to being apart of the Stag Family. Go Stags!”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “This past season was a year of growth. Our program graduated 16 seniors in 2013. All of our players worked very hard, even though the record does not reflect it. The 8th and 9th graders that were brought up to varsity stepped up to help and I’m so proud of them. Our upper-classmen were great mentors to the younger girls. I’m looking forward to next year and hopefully making it to playoffs.”
Additional Comments: “I would like to thank Coach Carol Rose and Coach Alexis Curcio from the Long Island Yellow Jackets for making me a stronger player and for their support. I would also like to thank Coach Graham, Coach Horan and Coach Strack from the Half Hollow Hills Lacrosse Program for being amazing coaches, and making me the player I am today.
“I would like to thank my teammates from both my high school team and Yellow Jackets team for being like my second family and always pushing me to play at the highest level.
“Thank you to my #1 Fans, Mom and Dad, for staying on the sidelines no matter what the weather conditions were. I love you guys and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without you.”
Other schools considered: Holy Cross, San Diego State, Colgate
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