Girls lacrosse: Boyertown senior midfielder Rachael Shaw commits to Division III Washington College

Boyertown senior Rachael Shaw, flanked by parents William and Laura Shaw, makes a verbal commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Washington College during a recent ceremony at the high school. Boyertown coach Pam Wernersbach (standing) also attended the event.

Rachael Shaw at a glance

High School: Boyertown Area Senior High School

Graduation Year: 2014

Position: Midfield

College Choice: Washington College

Club Affiliation: Dynamite Lacrosse

Parents/Guardians: William and Laura Shaw

Major Athletic Honors: Varsity letterwinner as Bears captured 10th straight PAC-10 title in 2013  

Academic/community service: Volunteer assistant coach for the youth B.O.L.T. program

College Major: Sports Medicine (Pre-Medical)

Other schools in the mix: Lock Haven University, York College, Shippensburg University

Why did you choose this school “I chose Washington College because it is the perfect fit for me. The small town atmosphere and campus are exactly what I was looking for in a school. I believe it is the right place for me to grow both academically and on the lacrosse field.  I also really liked the coaches and believe the team is the right match for me.”

Expectations for the upcoming season:  “I think we will have a very successful season.  Although we lost many key seniors, we also have a very strong senior class this year and a good group of underclassmen. I’m hoping we will capture our 11th PAC-10 title and make it further into districts and states then we ever have before.”

Other comments:“I would like to thank all of my coaches who have made me the player I am today which includes: Pam Wernersbach, Amara Thorton-Brown, Aamina Thorton, Yusuf Brown, and Maureen Burger. I would also like to thank my parents and brother who were always there to support me.  Without them all of this would not be possible!”