The USC women’s lacrosse program is in just its second year.
Which makes the Trojans’ efforts on the recruiting scene all the more impressive.
USC has already emerged as one of the leading destinations for the premier girls high school players in the country.
Chalk up another one for the Trojans.
Class of 2015 midfielder Emily Concialdi verbally committed to the Trojans, a decision reported when it was made, on Sept. 13, by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider special coverage section.
Concialdi is an athletic player with a nice scoring touch who scored five goals in the Huskers’ 12-10 loss to John Jay in the Section 1 Class B final.
She was named a US Lacrosse All-American this past season as a sophomore.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Emily on her commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
Academics. I wanted to make sure I was picking a school that would challenge me academically in a good way.
Also, the sports facilities at USC were top-notch. Another factor were the people at USC were very nice and all had pride for there school. I also felt that I would fit in best at USC and the lacrosse team there.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
UPenn, Hopkins, Dartmouth and Boston College.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
Being fast and being able to dodge with my left hand.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
One area I can improve in is playing 110 percent for both halves of the game.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I got introduced to lacrosse by my older sisters who played for Yorktown. Seeing one of them win a state title when I was is fourth grade really made me want to play the sport and someday win a title too.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for the Metro Magic 2015 team and I attended many tournaments this summer, including the Grind, the Capital Cup, the Champions Cup and Lax Inception.
Any final thoughts?
My parents were there for every step of my decision and they dedicate most of their time for tournaments and driving me to practice. Also, they took me on many college visits. I love them and would like to thank them for everything they have done to help me.
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