By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 11/19/14
Ward Melville (N.Y.) 2015 goalie Olivia Gonzalves has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.
Olivia Gonsalves log:
High School: Ward Melville High School
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: Villanova University
Club Affiliation: Long Island Express
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: 2013 Brine National Lacrosse All-American, 2013 US Lacrosse U15 National Championship Tournament participant, December 2012 Duke Winter Elite Camp Champion.
What will you major in/study? Engineering
Why did you choose school? “Villanova has a tradition of academic excellence and a strong athletic program. After meeting Head Coach Julie Young and Assistant Coach Caitlin Powderly I knew I wanted to be a Wildcat.”
Outlook for your High School team? “Ward Melville has a strong and experienced group of seniors with some very talented up and coming younger players. We are going to be a very tough opponent to play against and believe we have the ability to advance far into the playoffs.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank Ward Melville Head Coach Kerri Kilkenny, Assistant Coach Ryan Hawkins, Long Island Express 2015 Head Coach Scott Graham and Long Island Express Director Summer Ferraro for all their support. Lastly, I want to thank my parents for their love and support. Without them, none of this would be possible.”
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