Creekside's 2018 defender, Julia Duff, has decided to play for the home town team and has committed to Jacksonville University. Julia plays club lacrosse for LaxManiax. Julia is one of five players of the LaxManiax class of 2018 to make an NCAA commitment. "I would like to thank my parents for helping me get to where I am. Without them, I wouldn't have been able to get to all the tournaments and practices and I couldn't have reached my goals without them. I would also like to thank Coach Ellyn Spangenberg and Coach Don Balch for their guidance and lessons I have learned over the years. Thank you 2018 Team Gooey for being my family and always having my back. The girls have always pushed me to be the lacrosse player and person I am proud to be." If you have made a college commitment p
Congratulations to Maggie on her college choice! Club Affiliation: Stickbenders Maggie wrote in to us: "First, I want to thank Coach Dean for allowing me to be a part of the amazing lacrosse tradition at Vero and preparing me for college lacrosse. Next, I want to thank Coach Belichik at Holy Cross for giving me the opportunity to play Division 1 lacrosse in the Patriot League. Lastly, I want to thank my family for always supporting me in the classroom and on the field so I may fulfill my dream of playing in college." Maggie is a member of the National Honor Society and co-founded the Best Buddies Program at Vero Beach HS. She is a member of the Student Council, Key Club and will graduate as an AP Scholar. She will study pre-med at Holy Cross. Maggie conside
As always, we at FLN congratulate Kelly on her choice! Kelly Coughlan, who plays attack for club team Florida Select Lacrosse and is a sophomore at Oxbridge Academy, has verbally committed to the University of Louisville. She wrote to us: "I am thrilled to be committed to the University of Louisville. Everything about U of L feels right to me. Coach Young, her staff and the team have been incredibly welcoming and supportive. It has been my goal since I started playing Lacrosse to play the sport at the highest level. As a top program nationally, with great coaching, facilities and support, Louisville will help me reach my potential as a player and give me the chance to play for a D1 National Championship. I also appreciate the vast academic opportunities U of L ...
One of our FLN writers has a theory that all great goalies are the youngest in a family. The youngest inevitably gets tossed in the goal while the older siblings practice shooting. While we do not know Liza Diamond's official birth order as a triplet, we know she has three brothers (Will, a four time state champion at SA who played at Rollins and fellow triplets at SA, Nick, committed to Vassar and Davis, committed to Albany) who practiced against her for years. Liza had to be a great goalie just to make it to dinner. A first team All-District and first team All-Region player last year, the senior committed to play at Stetson University yesterday. Coach Mike Skonieczki is effusive in his praise of Liza, saying "I'm very proud of Liza. She has one of the best attitudes on and off the