Ethel Walker (Conn.) senior picks Iona


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The Ethel Walker School (Simsbury, Conn.) senior attacker Hannah Fasano has announced her verbal commitment to play women's lacrosse for Iona College.

Fasano, a 2012 graduate, was named to the New England Private Schools Women's Lacrosse Association (NEPSWLA) All-Star team.

Iona College is a Division I program, located in New Rochelle, N.Y. And is apart of the MAAC conference.

ESPN High School: What other school’s did you consider?

Hannah Fasano: “Union, UMass, William and Smith, UConn.”

EHS: What made Iona such an attractive choice?

HF: “I knew I wanted to be close the NYC, so, the location was a plus for me. They offer a strong biology program, which is what I'm interested in studying. Also, the environment of the team was a big part of my decision. I loved the school already and seeing that the team and team’s families were so close was a big plus for me. I'm really excited to be a Gael.”

EHS: What surprised you about the recruiting process?

HF: “I was surprised by how different the recruiting process was with each school. Some schools were really aggressive and others were more relaxed. It was cool being recruited it really helped me improve my game in a lot of different ways.”

EHS: What was the most important question you asked college coaches during the process?

HF: “Where do I stand on your recruiting list? And how can I improve? This was really important during my process because it let me know where I stood with the schools and what they thought I needed to do to become a better player and more of a fit at their school.”

EHS: What one piece of advice would you give to other players who are just starting on the recruiting process?

HF: “Start early! Don't wait to e-mail coaches, get on their radar. This gives them a chance to see you improve and how you adapt to the game.”

EHS: Is there anything about the recruiting process that you think could change that would have made it easier or less stressful for you?

HF: “A more defined timeline and a better awareness of the do's and don'ts because it gives you a good gauge of when things should be getting done. Also, knowing exactly what to do and what not to do will make things easier because you don't have to worry about doing something wrong or not doing what you should be doing because you already know.”

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