Lady Griffins Caitlyn Derry and Jenny Lange made their commitments to play collegiate ball during the Fall Signing period which put Los Alamitos back in the national spotlight during this off-season.
Caitlyn Derry signed her letter of intent to play at Denver University. Last year the Pioneers were 12-3 and are looking to improve upon that with recruits like Derry.
“Derry has been a huge impact player for the varsity team since she was a freshmen and has been a part of 3 CIF SS Championships,” said Los Al coach Emily Mukai. “Her stick skills are literally unreal. She is an extremely dedicated athlete and hard worker and we are pumped to see her bring her talents to Denver.”
Denver, founded in Founded in 1864, is one of the country’s premier private universities. More than 11,000 students call the 125-acre campus home. Students can choose from over 100 undergraduate fields of study in nationally ranked colleges within DU.
Jenny Lange will join a flurry of recruits (boys and girls) from past years out of the Orange County area at Colorado Mesa University. Mukai said of Lange: “Jenny is another solid player who has grown to become a part of the backbone of mid/attack. She is extremely dependable and smart in tight situations.”
Colorado Mesa is a public school located in Grand Junction, Colo. Founded in 1925, it is a comprehensive regional public higher education institution offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at the master’s, bachelor’s, associate and certificate levels. More than 9,000 students are enrolled full-time, and many benefit from the impressive $72 million dollars in financial aid that is awarded every year.
Mukai praised both Lange and Derry for their community service. “Both of these girls give back to the sport and their community as coaches for Beach Cities Youth Lacrosse,” she said. “Their passion and knowledge for the game make them really awesome coaches as well. There is no doubt in my mind that both of these athletes have made significant and positive impacts in the world of lacrosse in Orange County.”
We wish the girls the best of luck this year as they try to lead Los Al to its sixth consecutive CIF Championship.
–by Christopher Jacobs, MaxLaxOC.com
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