Wissahickon Duo to Play Collegiate Lacrosse

On Friday, Feb. 2, 2017, Wissahickon seniors Emily Vervlied and Megan DeGroat were recognized for committing to play collegiate lacrosse. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery.


Megan DeGroat – Rollins College (Lacrosse)
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Final list of colleges: 
Rollins, Jacksonville
Reasons for choosing Rollins:  “I knew all along I wanted warm weather. I liked the campus, and the coaches were really nice when I went on a recruiting trip there.”
What was the progression that led you to playing lacrosse at the collegiate level?  “I’ve played lacrosse my whole life, and starting sophomore and junior year, I went to recruiting tournaments. The Rollins coach reached out to me, and I eventually visited the school and met them. Soon after that, I committed.”
Coach Patty Kovacs says:  “As one of the captains this year, Megan DeGroat has demonstrated leadership skills, encouraging her teammates to do their best and fighting to the end. I first coached Megan during her sophomore year at Wissahickon.  Megan never lets down on the defensive end of the field as she battles for the ground ball and double teams her opponent.  There is never a doubt that she will come up with the rebound from the goalie and get the ball safely down the field.  I look forward to many great plays from Megan this year.”
About Megan:
Favorite food: 
Favorite movie:  Horror Movies
Favorite music:  Everything except Country


Emily Vervlied – Boston University (Lacrosse)
Final list of colleges:  Boston University, Delaware, Temple
Reasons for choosing Boston University:  “What I liked about BU was it had so many options, so I could figure out what I like and so many schools and majors that I can pick from. I also really liked the urban campus and having so many opportunities in the city. I really liked what the coach stood for and their lacrosse program, and I really wanted to be a part of it.”
What was the progression that led you to playing lacrosse at the collegiate level?  “I’ve been playing lacrosse since first grade, so I’ve definitely been a part of the sport for a while. I started playing club lacrosse when I was in sixth grade. I played for Ultimate, and the end goal of that club is to get us to go to college. I’m just a really competitive person to begin with, so I knew I didn’t want to stop after high school. I wanted to keep going and play as long as I could.”
Coach Patty Kovacs says:  “I have had the opportunity to coach Emily Vervlied the past two years and look forward to being a part of her senior lacrosse season. As one of my captains this year, I know Emily will be a strong leader and will prove her strengths on the field. Emily is an incredibly, talented lacrosse player.  She is able to see the play three steps ahead of the game.  Emily’s stick skills never seem to disappoint.  Emily shows her love of the game by encouraging her teammates to better their game.”
About Emily:
Favorite food: 
Pasta Alfredo
Favorite movie:  Cheaper by the Dozen
Favorite music:  Felly