Annapolis (Md.) junior chooses Winthrop

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Annapolis (Annapolis, Md.) junior Erika Kopf has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for Winthrop University.

The defender also considered Jacksonville and the University of Michigan.

ESPNHS: What made Winthrop such an attractive choice?

Erika Kopf: "I liked being in the south, the coach was very welcoming and the campus was beautiful."

ESPNHS: What surprised you about the recruiting process?

EK: "It wasn't as stressful as I thought it would be."

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

EK: "Where I was on there recruiting list."

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

EK: "Put yourself out there, sending an email to a school that you may not be interested in won't hurt. You might really like it!"

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

EK: "I think it should remain the same, all the steps seem necessary in the long run!"

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