By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 12/27/14
Oyster Bay 2016 midfielder Vanesa Yu has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Michigan.
Vanessa Yu log:
High School: Oyster Bay HS
Graduation Year: 2016
College Choice: Michigan
Club Affiliation: Long Island Liberty
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams: 2014 Women’s National Tournament-LI Metro, 2014 All-County-Nassau, NY, 2013 Brine National All-American-Team Long Island-National Champions, MVP Stanford Winter Lacrosse Camp-2013, Top of the Class-2013 – All Star Team, Dartmouth Camp All-Star Team 2014
Academic honors: National Honor Society, Award for Academic Excellence in Science, Mathematics, OBHS-2013, 2014.
What will you major in/study? Biology and/or Business
Why did you choose the school? “Michigan has the perfect balance of academic excellence and athletic traditions. The academic support for the athletes and the intensity of school pride is simply awesome. Playing in the newly formed Big 10 will put us against the best competition, pushing us to be the best team players that we can be. It is just so exciting to think about the possibility of one day competing for a National Championship. Plus I really loved Coach (Jennifer) Ulehla’s style and her coaching assistants, Whitney Michele and Becca Block.”
HS team’s Outlook for 2015 HS season? “It looks great. We are only losing two senior starters and considering we made it to the County Finals last year in only our second year as a varsity program, a county championship is what the entire team will be working for.”
Thank You: “The whole recruiting process was an incredible experience. I have to thank all my current coaches, Danielle Gallagher and Charlie Rizzuto, as well as the coaches that got me started in lacrosse, John Van Wie, Claudia Cook and Dave Kotowski. And, of course, I have to thank my parents. With out them, none of this would have been possible.”
Other schools considered? Delaware, Cal-Berkeley, Columbia, Dartmouth
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