BY JEFF FALK
Alex Rich has only been competing in girls’ lacrosse for a few years, and already she’s committing to play the sport on the Divsion One level in college.
Sure, Rich has been blessed with a wealth of God-given talent, but somewhere in there, there’s a lesson to be learned.
Rich, a sophomore midfielder for the Cedar Crest Female Falcons, recently verbally committed to play Division One lacrosse at Louisville. A bit unusual to commit that early in her scholastic career, Rich will have to wait till February of her senior year to officially commit to the Cardinals, in writing.
Before making her decision, Rich also considered Penn State, Colorado, USC, Rutgers, LaSalle, Stony Brook and Penn. Rich is also a member of the Cedar Crest girls’ basketball team.
“It was a natural fit for me,” Rich told www.phillylacrosse.com. “As soon as I got there, I fell in love with the school and the coaches – I knew that I didn’t want to go anywhere else. I’m very excited to become a Cardinal.”
This spring, Rich helped Cedar Crest to the best girls’ lacrosse season in school history. A flashy midfielder with explosive speed and uncanny field awareness, Rich led the Falcons to an 11-7 overall mark and to their first postseason appearance ever.
Rich, who played during the off-season for the Xtreme club team, is a two-time Lancaster-Lebanon League all-star and a member of central Pennsylvania national team. Academically, Rich is a member of the National Honor Society and the Renaissance Committee, a fundraiser for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and inovlved in the Cedar Crest mini-thon, captain in training PSU Thon and student council.
Rich is considering a major in business and sports administration at Louisville.