Four girls lacrosse players take next step on road to success

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Meghan Krapp

Riley Miller, Caitlyn Schultz, Victoria Krapp, and Sydney Kosko all signed NLIs to continue lacrosse at the collegiate level.

With their teammates, coaches, and family members at their side, four BPGLAX seniors, along with other BPHS student-athletes, signed their National Letters of Intent in the cafeteria on Nov. 10.

A National Letter of Intent is the document signed by a student-athlete to recognize their admission to play their sport on the college level.

The four players taking their lacrosse career to the next level are senior goalie Sydney Kosko and senior midfielders Victoria Krapp, Riley Miller, and Caitlyn Schultz.

Kosko is going to continue playing lacrosse at the collegiate level at Edinboro University. This is a Division II university.

I love the vibe I got from [Edinboro] and my new team. The campus is far, but not too far from home, and they offer a lot with my major.”

— Sydney Kosko

“I love the vibe I got from the school and my new team. The campus is far, but not too far from home, and they offer a lot with my major,” said Kosko. “I am excited for the new changes and a different team. At my overnight, I already felt a great bond with my new team and coach.”

Sydney Kosko signs her NLI to continue lacrosse at Edinboro University. (Meghan Krapp)

Kosko started playing lacrosse in seventh grade. She has been a varsity goalie since sophomore year. She plays for the Pittsburgh club team Intrepid. Kosko plans to major in Early Education and minor in Special Education. 

“I hope to just have a great time and enjoy every moment in college. Also, I hope to work hard every step of the way to know why I am here today. I would like to thank my family, friends, teammates, coaches, and my coworkers for all of the love and support to get me to where I am today.”

Krapp is going to become a Griffin and will be continuing her lacrosse career at Seton Hill University. She and Kosko are in the same conference and instead of Krapp defending Kosko, she will be attacking it.

I chose to play lacrosse at SHU because I love the team dynamics and the coaching staff. I love the beautiful campus and what they are offering to me academically. I am excited to be a part of another amazing girls lacrosse team and to see what college lacrosse brings me.”

— Victoria Krapp

“I chose to play lacrosse at SHU because I love the team dynamics and the coaching staff,” said Krapp. “I love the beautiful campus and what they are offering to me academically. I am excited to be a part of another amazing girls lacrosse team and to see what college lacrosse brings me. I can’t wait to be playing with the SHU girls.”

Victoria Krapp signs her NLI to continue lacrosse at Seton Hill University. (Meghan Krapp)

Krapp has been playing lacrosse for 10 years now. She has been captain of the Bethel Park girls lacrosse team since her freshman year of high school. She has also been a starting midfielder for all four years of her high school career. She plays for the club True Lacrosse Midwest 2022 team. Krapp is planning to follow a Pre-Medicine route in college.

“My goals for my college lacrosse career are to keep playing the sport I love and to improve my skills,” Krapp said. “I would like to thank my family for always coming to my games and supporting me. My parents were always an important part of my lacrosse career whether it was cheering from the sidelines, coaching, or helping out with the board. I would not be here if it was not for all their hard work. I also want to thank my sister for being my go-to practice buddy and for being out there on the field with me for every game.”

Miller is going to remain a Hawk by playing lacrosse at Saint Joseph’s University. It is a Division I school and is a part of the Philadelphia Big 5.

At St. Joe’s, I really liked the coaching staff and am excited to play for them. I also like the size of the school and its proximity to home isn’t too far for me!”

— Riley Miller

“At St. Joe’s, I really liked the coaching staff and am excited to play for them,” said Miller. “I also like the size of the school and its proximity to home isn’t too far for me!”

Miller has been playing the sport since she was in second grade. She has been a varsity starter all four years of high school. She plays for the club team Big4HHH based out of Philadelphia. She plans to major in accounting.

Riley Miller signs her NLI to continue lacrosse at St. Joseph’s University. (Meghan Krapp)

“Lacrosse-wise, I hope to be a contributor to the team in all aspects whether it be ground balls, assists, or goals. I want to make an impact in any way possible to help out the team,” said Miller. “I’d like to thank my parents for driving me up and down the east coast to open up my opportunities as a lacrosse player. Also, I’d like to thank my club lacrosse coaches, especially Colleen Magarity and Kasey Mock for all of their support and guidance in my development as a player and getting to the next level.”

Schultz is taking the next step in her lacrosse career at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. This is a Division II school.

The [University of Virginia at Wise] campus is incredible and the coaches are amazing. I’m super excited to see what I can do at the college level.”

— Caitlyn Schultz

“The campus is incredible and the coaches are amazing,” said Schultz. “I’m super excited to see what I can do at the college level.”

Schultz started playing lacrosse seven years ago. She has been a varsity captain and starter all four years of her high school career. She plays alongside Krapp on the True Lacrosse Midwest 2022 team. She is majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Finance and Marketing.

“My goals are to win the conference with my new team,” said Schultz. “I would like to thank my parents, my physical therapists, the athletic trainers, and all of my former coaches and present coaches.”

Caitlyn Schultz signs her NLI to continue lacrosse at University of Virginia’s College at Wise. (Meghan Krapp)

“These four girls have worked as hard as anyone in the history of the program to raise our profile and put Bethel Park girls lacrosse on the map within the WPIAL,” said BPGLAX head coach Becky Luzier. “This brings our program total to 26 players recruited on in 13 seasons and the legacy that was laid for these girls–and that they leave for those who come behind them– is crafted by the players themselves and their work ethic, drive, and leadership ability. They have been a joy to coach in every way and I look forward to seeing them put all their skill on display this final spring season with us and beyond!”

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