A former South Side High School lacrosse star will be one of nine new players to join the 2013-14 roster of George Washington University.
Michaela Lynch, of Rockville Centre, was a three-time All-Nassau County selection from 2011-13 and was named to the All-Long Island Second Team following her senior season, according to a press release. Lynch led all players on Long Island with 58 assists and ranked second with 115 points as a midfielder throughout the season. She was a team MVP as a junior and senior and was tabbed the South Side Booster Club Girls Lacrosse MVP.
Lynch, 18, also competed for Liberty Lacrosse Club. Off the field, Lynch was a 2013 US Lacrosse Academic All-American as well as a member of National Honors Society and Spanish National Honors Society.
“I chose GW due to its academic excellence as well as its exciting location in the heart of the United States capitol,” Lynch said in a release. “I admire GW’s dedication to building strong athletic programs, in addition to the welcoming lacrosse team and coaching staff.”
GW returns 20 players from last year’s team, which qualified for the Atlantic 10 Championship in consecutive seasons for the first time in program history.
“I am extremely excited to welcome these nine-student athletes to campus. They come to GW following great high school careers and I am eager for their collegiate careers to begin,” seventh-year Head Coach Tara Hannaford said. “I expect this group to make an immediate impact on our program. They are very talented, hardworking and competitive and will help our team reach its goals.”