Gia Rapone

Gia Rapone

Graduation Year

2022

Position

Defense

High School

Ridley High School

College

Villanova University (DI)

Why did you pick this college?

I chose Villanova not only because of the amazing winning lacrosse program, but also because of the great academics. It has been my dream to play Division 1 lacrosse ever since I was a kid, and once I stepped foot on campus, I knew Villanova was the perfect place to do so. The entire Villanova Coaching staff, and players were so supportive and welcoming. Being able to have the opportunity to play for the Villanova Womens lacrosse team is a huge honor, and I couldn’t be happier with my commitment.

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

Do not stress too much about recruiting, everyone will end up where they are meant to be at. Send your emails !!! Emails are a great thing to get your name out there and keep colleges in the loop with things.

What’s your favorite part of playing for Blast?

My favorite part of playing for Philly Blast is creating amazing friendships with girls from other schools that will last forever.

What other colleges were you considering?

Coastal Carolina, Furman, ODU, and ECU

Achievements, other sports or activities, etc

Freshman & Sophomore year- Distinguished Honor Roll. 3.8 GPA. Varsity Member for Field Hockey, Field Hockey Varsity Captain 2020. Freshman Year- Started every game as a freshman, earned All-Delco Honorable Mention, and All-Central Honorable Mention. Sophomore year starter. Under Armor Call backs.

Additional Comments

Thank you to my parents, friends, family, coaches, and especially my teammates for making this possible. I wouldn’t be where I am today without any of them. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity. Also, Thank you to the entire Villanova coaching staff!!

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