Northwestern Lehigh High School junior Alena Smargiassi commits to University of Connecticut!
Player Name: Alena Smargiassi
Grad Year: 2019
College Choice: University of Connecticut (D1)
Date Committed: April, 2018
High School: Northwestern Lehigh High School
Honors/Accomplishments: 2018 U19 JPIL Champion, 2017 U16 NCC 3rd Place, 2017 U16 JPOL and JPIL Champion, 2017 U16 NIT Pool Champion
What will you major in/study?: Animal Science
Why did you choose this school?: I chose UCONN because it is the perfect combination of athletics and academics. The team atmosphere is amazing, the coaching staff is outstanding, and the animal science program is impressive. UCONN felt like home the moment I stepped on campus.
Other colleges considered: University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania
Anyone you would like to thank?: I would like to thank all of my coaches, but most specifically Brian Hope, Tony Montes and Alli Lokey. I would also like to thank my parents for supporting me every step of the way.