Santa Margarita standout Molly Jacobson recently announced that she has committed to study and play Division 1 lacrosse in for Towson University in Maryland.
“It was the perfect size for me. The location also makes it easy to find things to do off campus along with great facilities and fields. The campus really felt like it could be home,” Jacobson said.
How Jacobson noticed the campus of Towson was quite the fascinating story, as over the summer break, she and her dad visited the Towson campus because it was close by the hotel she was staying at during a trip to Maryland. Once Jacobson stepped on to the campus, she loved the campus and the rest was history.
“I couldn’t be more grateful and thankful for this opportunity. I know I have worked so hard for so many years and it’s amazing to have it pay off. I am so excited to play in college and couldn’t be more happy with my decision,” Jacobson said.
Jacobson played a huge role for the Eagles this past spring, as she was first on the team in goals with 71 while chipping in six assists. She was also second in groundballs with 30 first in caused turnovers with 13.
“Molly will bring a great deal of knowledge to Towson. She is a clutch player in clutch situations,” Santa Margarita coach Katie Jasien said.
Jasien also said that Jacobson has made an enormous impact with Santa Margarita in terms of its girls lacrosse program and have dedicated a good amount of their time to making the program better.
“Molly has elevated her game as a middle. She will work hard and mesh will with the Towson lacrosse program,” Jasien said. “I’m grateful to have two very strong players to lead us in the 2021-2022 season ahead of us.”
Jacobson and Brooke Cressy, who recently committed to Campbell University, lead a group of 15 Eagles who are expected to return from last year’s 15-3 squad that reached the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals.
“I am so proud of them and cannot wait to cheer them on at the next level. I’m grateful for more memories and another year of them being apart of the SM family,” Jasien said.
Last year, Towson went 9-9 overall and 0-4 in Colonial Athletic Association conference play. The Tigers fell to Stony Brook 14-8 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.