By K.I. Goldberg
LILacrossenews.com, Posted 7/20/14
Northport High School rising junior attack Courtney Orella has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.
Courtney Orella ledger:
High School: Northport High School
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Villanova University
Club Affiliation: Long Island Yellow Jackets 2016 Curcio
Lacrosse Honors: Elite 120, Nike Team Camp, Boston University: Around the Crease, Villanova: 4v4 Clash, Duke: Blue Devil Camp, Blue Chip, Lehigh September Spectacular, Yale; Bulldog Bash, Brown; Lacrosse Clinic, 2013 and 2014 Northport Varsity Suffolk County Semi-Finalist.
Academic honors, service projects: National Honor Society, Honor Roll, Academy of Finance, Scholar Athlete, KIDS Plus (sports for kids with disabilities), Johns Hopkins program
What will you major in/study? Business/MBA degree
Why did you choose Nova? “Villanova really stood out to me for several reasons. It is a gorgeous campus, great academics, and the school is widely known for athletics. When I met the coaches, I knew that Villanova was the place for me. I feel that Coach (Julie) Young, Coach (Princess) Livingston, and Coach (Caitlin) Powderly are on a mission to take this team to new heights and I am very grateful to be a part of that. I look forward to being a Wildcat!”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “The team plays well together, no one is selfish. We treat each other like family and have amazing chemistry. We didn’t make it to Counties this year but we are a growing team and I think we have a ton of potential to go far next year. I’m fortunate to be apart of the Northport Girls Lacrosse Program, Carol Rose is an outstanding coach.”
Thank You: “I couldn’t have done it without the help of my High School coach Carol Rose and my Yellow Jacket coach Alexis Curcio. I thank them for making me a better player and all of their hard work.”
Other schools considered: Boston University, Stonybrook University, Yale University
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