Dulaney (Timonium, Md.) junior attacker Lauren Bundick has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for Wintrhop University.
Dulaney plays in Maryland's highest public school class (4A/3A) and finished 14-3-1 last season.
ESPNHS: What other school’s did you consider?
Lauren Bundick: “The other schools I was considering were Virginia Tech, JMU, Longwood, and Coastal Carolina.”
ESPNHS: What made Winthrop such an attractive choice?
LB: “Winthrop is everything I'm asking for, I wanted to go south, and I want to major in Special Education, which Winthrop has available for me. Winthrop is an absolutely gorgeous school, its very country and open which I loved, and the coaches were so friendly, but also said they know when to be serious and prepare for a tough season ahead.”
ESPNHS: What surprised you about the recruiting process?
LB: “What surprised me about the recruiting process was that a school could show so much interest in you one day, and the next day they could lose interest- that quickly.”
ESPNHS: What was the most important question you asked college coaches during the process?
LB: “I'd say the most important question I asked college coaches in this process was what they wanted to achieve as a team, what goals they had set for the year ahead, and how we would reach those goals.”
ESPNHS: What one piece of advice would you give to other players who are just starting on the recruiting process?
LB: “Some advice I would give to players just starting on the recruiting process is to keep your options open, don't be set on just one school. Also be straightforward and confident in what you want as a student athlete.”
ESPNHS: Is there anything about the recruiting process that you think could change that would have made it easier or less stressful for you?
LB: “One thing I would change about the recruiting process to make it less stressful would be to have less restrictions on when and how you can communicate with the coaches. I had only met with the Winthrop coach once, and emailed him for maybe about two weeks on and off, which made me nervous about making the decision.”
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