Foothill High School junior Lauren Kilger has verbally committed to play NCAA Division 1 women’s lacrosse for the San Diego State University Aztecs. Kilger has been on the Foothill girl’s lacrosse varsity team since her freshman year when the Knights won the Southern Section championship.
“San Diego State has everything I am looking for in a school, a beautiful location and a welcoming atmosphere,” Kilger explained by email. “I was immediately drawn to the camaraderie within the SDSU lacrosse program, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to play in this amazing environment.”
“I am so excited for Lauren to have committed to San Diego State,” Foothill coach Kate Hick wrote in an email. “I have never seen a kid work harder for a dream than Lauren. She probably played two minutes her freshman year, and then returned her sophomore year to become a dominant force for us as a starter on Varsity. That wasn’t by chance, but because of her desire to improve and to push herself to reach her goals. I am so excited to see her for the next two years at Foothill continue that work ethic and I know because of that preparation she’ll be ready for SDSU.”
Kilger knows the hard work is just beginning and hopes to earn another Southern Section championship. “Over the next two seasons, I’m looking forward to growing as a player with the help of my coaches and teammates. I’m also hopeful that we can bring another CIF title to Foothill and continue our program’s success.”
Kilger, a midfielder/attack, plays club lacrosse with OC United and will be joining the West Coast Starz (gold team) in the Fall. She also played on the 2016 OC US Lacrosse National Tournament Team.
“I’m thankful for my family who has encouraged me and my club coaches, Brian Eisenberg and Bob Mezeul, for helping to facilitate this amazing opportunity,” a grateful Kilger wrote in her email. “I’d also like to thank my high school coach Kate Hick for believing in me as a freshman and pushing me beyond my comfort zone.”