Congratulations to Philly Blast 2018 and Episcopal Academy attacker, Ally Marino, on her verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Franklin & Marshall College!
F&M is a private liberal arts college located in Lancaster, PA. As a member of the Centennial Conference, the “Diplomats” compete against Gettysburg, Haverford, Dickinson, Muhlenberg, McDaniel, Ursinus, Washington College, Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr. Last season (2016), the Diplomats reached a second-consecutive NCAA Final Four and tied the program records for wins in a season after posting a 21-3 record and a 9-0 mark in Centennial Conference action.
“I chose F&M because of the amazing lacrosse program and great academic programs offered. F&M provides a chance to receive a great education while competing at the highest level of Division III lacrosse.”
Ally was also considering Davidson, Bucknell, Middlebury and Gettysburg during her college search. She advises younger Blast players going through the recruiting process to “keep an open mind! A school may express interest in you that you never would have thought about going to. Just visit the campus and make your judgment then!”
In addition to playing club lacrosse for Philly Blast (since Fall 2011), Ally also competes on the varsity lacrosse, varsity field hockey and varsity indoor track team. She also serves as a member of the Gallery Board and Model UN for The Episcopal Academy.
Read Ally’s full commitment story HERE.