Emily Clark, a junior midfielder for North Harford (Pylesville, Md.), has given a verbal commitment to play women’s lacrosse for Loyola University.
Clark also plays club lacrosse for Skywalkers 2013.
ESPNHS: What other school's did you consider?
Emily Clark: “JMU, Vanderbilt and Delaware.”
ESPNHS: What made Loyola such an attractive choice?
EC: “It’s a good college academically, and I liked the fact that it was smaller and close to home. On top of that, the fantastic coaching staff and their coaching style and goals made me feel like I would fit really well on their team. It is really exciting to have the opportunity to play for Loyola.”
ESPNHS: What surprised you about the recruiting process?
EC: “That you have to start emailing coaches very early and the process is so fast.”
ESPNHS: What was the most important question you asked college coaches during the process?
EC: “The most important question I asked was where did they see me fitting in on their team. It was important for me to know where they saw me playing and what role I would have.”
ESPNHS: What one piece of advice would you give to other players who are just starting on the recruiting process?
EC: “The one piece of advice would be to visit as many schools as you can because you will find things that you like and don’t like about every school, which helped so much in making a decision.”
ESPNHS: Is there anything about the recruiting process that you think could change that would have made it easier or less stressful for you?
EC: “I think that if the recruiting process was slower, then it would be less stressful because it is a very hard decision to make at such a young age.”
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