PW's Betterly to Continue Lacrosse Career at Christopher Newport

Plymouth Whitemarsh senior Victoria Betterly has signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at Christopher Newport University. Betterly has been a starter in each of the first three years of her varsity career. She played attack, midfield and defense last season and was named the Colonials’ Most Valuable Player. Betterly was named Second Team All-SOL American Conference after scoring 44 goals and adding 17 assists last year. She has 77 goals and 34 assists for her career. Betterly also plays soccer and basketball for PW.

Victoria Betterly – Christopher Newport University (Lacrosse)

Major: Undecided

Final list of colleges: Early decision at Christopher Newport

Reasons for selecting Christopher Newport: “Christopher Newport had everything I was looking for which included: medium sized, liberal arts, beautiful campus, great lacrosse program, located in Virginia on the beach.”

What was the progression that led you to competing in lacrosse at the collegiate level?  “At first, I wanted to play soccer in college. I was on a club soccer team since I was in elementary school until sophomore year when I had a really good experience with my high school lacrosse team.  At that time, I joined STEPS Elite, a local club team and started to look at colleges. It wasn't until the fall of junior year that my friend suggested CNU since he knew I loved the beach and thought I would fit in. Naviance also suggested CNU as my first school.  It was the first college I visited for lacrosse. I liked the program, the coach, and the girls. It took three visits to realize CNU was the right school for me.”

Coach Ellen Reilly says:  “Vic plays low attack, but due to our team injuries last year, Vic played every position - attack, midfield and defense. Wherever we needed her she played. That speaks for itself. She is a team player, she is strong and is willing to lay it all out on the line for her team. When Vic was young, she wanted to play soccer in college. The more she played lacrosse, the more she saw her potential and then chose to play lacrosse in college. Vic will be an asset to her team wherever they utilize her.”

About Vic:
Favorite food: Ice cream
Favorite movie:  All Disney Movies