Dulaney (Md.) junior chooses Florida

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Kaeli O’Connor, a junior from Dulaney (Timonium, Md.), has given a verbal commitment to play women’s lacrosse for the University of Florida.

O’Connor plays defense for Dulaney.

ESPNHS: What other school’s did you consider?

Kaeli O’Connor: “Syracuse and Loyola.”

ESPNHS: What made Florida such an attractive choice?

KO: “The coaching staff, the lacrosse team's success. There were a lot of senior's in my class leaving that year so there would be a good opportunity for me to step up. It is a good school and they had the major that I was looking for.”

ESPNHS: What surprised you about the recruiting process?

KO: “That the coaches were interested in me so early in the process.”

ESPNHS: What was the most important question you asked college coaches during the process?

KO: “How many girls are you looking at in my class.”

ESPNHS: What one piece of advice would you give to other players who are just starting on the recruiting process?

KO: “Relax, be patient, and take your time. Everything will work out in time, it just takes a while.”

ESPNHS: Is there anything about the recruiting process that you think could change that would have made it easier or less stressful for you?

KO: “If coaches could be allowed by the NCAA to have more communication with players earlier.”

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