ANNA DIRITA

ANNA DIRITA

Graduation Year

2018

Position

Midfield

High School

Cardinal O'Hara

College

Liberty University (DI)

Why did you pick this college?

“I chose Liberty because I felt comfortable and at home on the campus. I really liked the coaching styles of Coach Nangle and Coach Dunay, and I loved how close the teammates were with each other. On an academic note, the nursing program was very strong and the opportunities I would have there are incredible. Liberty’s strong commitment to helping their athletes succeed and their service to others was impressive. I am very excited to be a part of the lacrosse program and the school.”

What advice would you give to younger Blast players beginning the recruiting process?

“I would take your time and be patient. There is always a college out there for you and sometimes it takes a little while to find it! Never get discouraged and don’t give up because all of your hard work will pay off in the end.”

What’s your favorite part of playing for Blast?

“My favorite part of playing Philly Blast were my teammates. I am really grateful to Philly Blast for creating so many of these friendships I have today and for introducing me to so many great players from all over this area.”

What other colleges were you considering?

University of Scranton, Catholic University, Pitt, Robert Morris University, Mercer University

Achievements, other sports or activities, etc

National Honors Society, First Honors, Student Council, Varsity Field Hockey, Lacrosse: Second Team All-Catholic (2016) All-Delco Honorable Mention (2016) All-Catholic Honorable Mention (2017) All-Delco Honorable Mention (2017)

Additional Comments

I would like to thank my parents for always driving me to tournaments and especially my mom for all those runs, triathlons, and crazy workouts. I would like to thank my coaches that I have worked with over the years at Blast, especially Josie, Julie, Dodds, April, Kate and Coach Hagan. I appreciate all that you have helped me with and forming me into the lacrosse player that I am today.

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