MEDINA — Medina lacrosse standout Megan Wolfgang knew the minute she walked onto the Robert Morris University campus in Pittsburgh, it was the perfect fit.
Wolfgang made it official this month by signing her national letter of intent.
“When I stepped on campus, I just knew I loved it,” she said. “The campus is so pretty, and it’s far enough but still close enough if I need to get home.”
After looking at the all the letters that came her way, Wolfgang felt Robert Morris had it all. It has a great academic program, a lacrosse team on the rise and proximity to Medina.
“I played for a club team over the last three years, and we traveled to Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Florida,” said Wolfgang, who also considered Mercyhurst, Findlay, Notre Dame (Ohio) and Anderson Broaddus. “The East Coast is where the most aggressive teams perform.”
The Colonials are entering their eighth season as a Division I program and were 7-10 last spring. In 2011, Robert Morris made its first Northeast Conference Tournament appearance and finished second in the league.
“They are a growing program,” she said. “The head coach, Katie Phillips, has really stepped the program up in the last few years, and the program has become a very competitive D-I.”
Robert Morris also has a brand-new business school — the field in which Wolfgang is interested in.
“The coaches understand that school is very important,” Wolfgang said. “They don’t limit what you can and can’t major in when playing for them. I feel that I have a chance to receive a great education while still having an opportunity to play lacrosse.”
Until that time, the crafty defender will look to add to a fourth state championship to her resume and help Medina sustain a tradition of success.
“It really makes me excited to start my college career, although playing my last season at Medina is still very important to me,” Wolfgang said. “I will leave Medina as a four-year letterwinner and holding onto three state medals with one more opportunity.
“Now that the recruiting process is behind me, I can enjoy focusing on school and lacrosse my senior year.”
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