Congratulations to Rachel on her college choice and good luck in the future!
North Broward Preparatory School
Florida Select 2022
Why did you choose this college?
I chose Northwestern because it’s the best of both worlds! I get to attend classes at one of the most prestigious universities in the country that is right next to Evanston and Chicago, two very important cities filled with exciting cultural history, and has Lake Michigan as its backyard. The second reason is having the opportunity to be coached by Kelly Amonte Hiller who is by far one of the greatest players and coaches in the sport!
What are your first memories of the sport?
My first memories are certainly getting to the field and looking forward to spending weekends playing lacrosse with all of my childhood friends. The bonding, team work, singing, cheering, eating, etc…that we all did together made these times extra special. I certainly gained the confidence and skills through the team bonding that I needed to make me the team player and leader that I am today!
What part of the process was most surprising to you about the recruiting process and what would you like to pass on to those who are going to face it in the future?
It started out to be a little complicated and confusing as there were so many wonderful schools to choose from that have amazing lacrosse. I was surprised and at the same time excited about how quickly the process is and how the coaches know who you are if you are on top of things early on in the recruiting process. My advice is to be READY AND BE ORGANIZED! Learn everything about the athletic programs and colleges before the September 1st date comes around. This alone will make everything moving forward a lot easier!
Who would you like to thank for helping you get here?
First and foremost I would like to thank my family for supporting me through this entire process. My dad has been my role model from day one and I was fortunate to have him coach me and turn me into the hardworking, motivated player I am today!