Mater Dei girls lacrosse standout Jamie Ko will continue her education and lacrosse career next fall at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Ko announced her decision in early December.
“When I first visited, I fell in love with the campus and environment of the school,” Ko said via email. “Their high level of education is what drew me to the school. I love the coaches and the competitive lacrosse program that they have built there.”
Mater Dei girls lacrosse coach Chloe Silance said Ko, who was named third-team All-County last spring, carries a 4.5 grade point average and has completed more than 300 service hours at Mater Dei.
“She worked extremely hard last year to be ready for the season after a very serious ankle injury, and her hard work has not stopped,” Silance said via email. “She pushes herself in running, in the weight room, during practice, and in games. She is such a determined individual, and I am excited to see what her future holds. She is going to do great things at Wesleyan, and they are lucky to have her.”
Last season, Wesleyan went 12-7 overall and 6-4 in NESCAC play. The Cardinals lost in the third round of the NCAA Division III tournament to No. 6-ranked and Little Three rival Amherst, 12-6.