PW's Diamond to Continue Lacrosse Career at Georgetown

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School senior Ali Diamond has signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at Georgetown University in 2019. Diamond, a three-sport star who also plays soccer and basketball for the Colonials, has started at attack the first three years of her varsity lacrosse career. She was the Colonials Offensive Player of the Year last season and was named First Team All Suburban One League American Conference after scoring 54 goals and adding 34 assists. Diamond enters her senior season with 160 goals and 80 assists for her career.
Photo – Seated (l to r): Lisa Diamond, Ali Diamond and Ken Diamond.

Standing (l to r): John Cooley, Beverly Cooley and Kenny Diamond. (Photo provided courtesy of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School.)

Ali Diamond – Georgetown University (Lacrosse)

Major:  Undecided

Final list of colleges:  Georgetown, Boston University, Lehigh University

Reasons for choosing Georgetown:  Georgetown has a competitive lacrosse program with awesome coaches. It is an excellent school academically that will challenge me to grow as a student. I love the campus and all the girls on the team.”

What was the progression that led you to competing in lacrosse at the collegiate level?  “I started playing lacrosse when I was in first grade and loved it right away. It wasn’t until eighth grade, however, when I realized I wanted to continue my lacrosse career. A lot of my club coaches who were in college or just graduated inspired me to want to play at the next level. My recruiting process started my summer going into freshman year with which I got a lot of help from my club coach, Brooke Fritz.”

Coach Ellen Reilly says: “Ali is an all-around great student athlete.  She plays three sports and is committed to do her best in whatever sport she is participating in at the time.  She juggles both sports and academics exceptionally well.  Her lacrosse ability is tremendous.  Early in her high school career she was a scorer for us, last year due to team injuries and teams keying on shutting her down offensively, she became a great feeding and director of our offense. She is strong and dominant in her individual skills. But she also has great game sense and knows how to draw her defenders and then dish off to her teammates.  Ali works very hard and has earned this recognition.  I am excited to watch her at the next level.”

About Ali:
Favorite food:  Fettuccini Alfredo/Ice Cream
Favorite movie:  The Parent Trap
Favorite music:  R&B, Country