The sophomore commitments continue to come in.

The latest was made by attack Gianna Bowe of Clearview High School in New Jersey. Bowe has verballed to the University of North Carolina — a commitment first reported at

recruiting_updateNow, here’s a Q&A with with Gianna on her commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
The main factors were always changing. Everyday, the deciding factor would change, and after a long process of trying decide, I feel like my dream has come true.

UNC has been my dream school ever since I can imagine, even though the drive won’t be easy for my parents. I know that they will try their hardest to make every game they can.

There was no huge deciding factor when it came to making this hard decision at such an early age. I always was told to follow my heart and that’s just what I did.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
It came down to UNC and Syracuse and it took me so long to finally decide. I only visited Penn State, Princeton, UNC and Syracuse just to get a feel of different schools, but I always knew I wanted to attend ‘Cuse or UNC.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
Being the spark on the field. When it’s a huge game, I love getting everyone pumped up. When were losing by 2, 4, 9 or even 15, I will never give up and I’ll always keep my head up.

My style of play is like a quick dodge and being shifty in the 8 meter to get that quick shot off. I love taking the draw and getting the ball down to get the offense moving. I love being small and shifty behind the crease.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played? 
My art teacher at school recruited me to play lacrosse when I was in elementary school even though I was a diehard soccer fan. I have played field hockey and run cross country in middle school. But now, I play soccer,  basketball and lacrosse.

What travel team did you play on last summer and what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for South Jersey Select (Pink 2015) and I participated in many tournaments and events  like Elite 120, Lax for the Cure, Maximum Exposer, UNC summer camp. They were all so fun and I can’t wait till this summer and all of the tournaments.

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