Quimby commits to Syracuse for lacrosse
Guilderland sophomore Cara Quimby has made a verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Syracuse University for coach Gary Gait.
A left-handed attacker, Quimby was among Section II’s top freshman goal scorers last season with 23. She produced 21 goals in Guilderland’s first six games this season.
“Playing lacrosse at Syracuse University and for coach Gait will be a dream come true for me,” said Quimby. “I decided on Syracuse over some other top programs for several reasons. Syracuse offers excellent academics and a great lacrosse program with the best coaching staff and facilities in the country.
“It was a tough decision because I also really liked Northwestern University when I visited there, but in my heart, I knew I wanted to play for the Orange. Plus, it’s only two hours from home, which will be great for my family.”
Quimby competes for the Albany Elite, and has been selected to play in the Northstar Invitational in July. That event in Lake Placid features 150 of the country’s best high school players.
Syracuse reached the NCAA Division I championship game for the first time in 2012 and set a program record with 19 wins. The Orange are currently 10-3 with a roster that includes senior Bridget Daley of Guilderland and freshman Kayla Treanor of Niskayuna.
Laxin 4 Life today
The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Scotia-Glenville girls’ lacrosse programs will join forces today to raise money for child cancer survivors at their “Laxin 4 Life” event.
Five games will be held, starting at 10 a.m. at Burnt Hills, and funds will be raised from various sales, gift basket raffles and concessions to benefit the Headstrong Foundation and the Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation.
Varsity (3 p.m.), junior varsity (12:30 p.m.), modified (10 a.m.) and youth games (11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m.) are scheduled.